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S. Lorain Reese, 80, passed away following a 2-year battle with cancer on Friday, August 4, 2017 at his home with his family at his side.

He was born July 14, 1937, the son of Dwight and Mary Jane (Broski) Reese and had been a lifelong Ashtabula resident.

Prior to his retirement in 2002, he owned and operated Reese Machine for nearly 30 years. He previously worked for True Temper Central Engineering for 11 years.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he still kept in touch with his Army buddies who became his lifelong friends.

On May 18, 1963, he married Marilyn Brayman and together they raised three sons and shared 54 wonderful years of marriage. He built their home in 1967 and he treasured the years he spent there with his family.

A member of the Saybrook United Methodist Church, the Ashtabula Elks, and numerous local car clubs, he enjoyed snow skiing and his time with family and friends at their Florida condo. He coached Little League for 12 years and loved going four-wheeling with his grandchildren. He and Marilyn traveled all over the world and hit all 50 states together, even driving their 1933 Essex on Route 66 from coast to coast.

His survivors include his wife, Marilyn; three sons, Douglas (Michelle) Reese of Strongsville, Dale (Stacey) Reese of Austinburg, and Craig (Shelly) Reese of Greer, SC; 7 grandchildren, Jessica, James, Brock, Alex, Zack, Jenna, and Allie; and a sister, Wilda Haidle of Lima.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Lorna Oslin, and his parents.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 PM on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at the DUCRO FUNERAL HOME, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula.

A service will be held 11 AM on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Saybrook United Methodist Church, 7910 Depot Road, Ashtabula. Pastor Bill McMinn of Eagleville Bible Church will officiate. Burial will be in Saybrook Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Saybrook United Methodist Church or the Lake Shore Cruisers, c/o Scott Johnson, 3939 State Road S., Ashtabula, OH 44004

Published on August 5, 2017
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