LIBERTY - Edward William "Ted" Thorsby Sr., 86, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren.
Ted was born March 22, 1926, in Youngstown, the son of the late Eugene and Laura Thorsby.
Ted had worked for Republic Steel in Youngstown as a security guard for 42 years.
He was a sergeant in World War II serving in the China Burma India Theatre.
He was a member of the Masons-St. Alban's Lodge 677 of F&AM.
Ted had been a volunteer for meals on wheels for eight years and was a member of Church Hill United Methodist Church.
He loved photography, trips to Cape Hatteras and his dogs Spooky, Puddin and Inge.
His loving wife of 63 years, Mary Gale Thorsby, whom he married Aug. 7, 1948, died July 13, 2011.
Ted is survived by his daughters Linda F. (Craig) Megla of Novelty, Ohio, and Gale L. (Dan) Kerr and Kathy L. (Ed) Gainard, both of Liberty; seven grandchildren, Eric (Tess) Megla, Jodi Megla, Mark Megla, Becky Kerr, Dan Kerr, Katie Gainard and Shawn Gainard, and great-grandchildren Kayla and Darcy.
He also was preceded in death by his son Edward William "Teddy" Jr.; a sister, Helen Childs; and brothers Norman and Robert Thorsby.
Funeral services will be held at noon Tuesday at Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard, where the family will receive relatives and friends from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will take place at Belmont Park Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank the kind caregivers at VistaCare (Alzheimer's unit) and the special people at the ICU at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
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