East Palestine - Eugene Biser, 82, of Bye Road, died at 6:30 a.m. Saturday following a courageous battle with cancer.
Mr. Biser was born Dec. 5, 1930 in Calcutta, Ohio a son of the late Carl Anton and Jenni Mildred (Ferguson) Biser and had lived his entire life in the area.
He retired as a brick maker from Millican Brick Company in 1979, and then worked as a self-employed general handyman, working up until he was 80 years of age.
Mr. Biser was a member of the U.S. Marines, the East Palestine Moose and the New Waterford Eagles.
His wife, Shirley (Donahue) Biser, whom he married July 30, 1962, preceded him in death Oct. 2, 1996.
He is survived by his daughter, Debbie (Jim) Raley of Rogers; sons, Tim (Theresa) Biser of Rogers, Raymond (Cindy) Biser and Gary (Tina) Biser, both of Philadelphia, PA, Joe (Carrie) Biser of Negley, and Travis (Amy) Biser of East Palestine; sisters, Marie McCann of New Brighton, PA, Dorothy Barnhouse of East Palestine, Margaret Callahan of Cambridge, Ohio, and Ruth Seidner of Columbiana; brother, Frank Biser of East Palestine; 14 grandchildren and five great -grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 at the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Helbeck officiating. Burial will follow at Crest Haven Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 7 pm to 9 pm, Tuesday at the funeral home.