Wayne E. Mallow
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CHILLICOTHE: Wayne E. Mallow, 90, of Chillicothe, died 12:09 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2014 in the Adena Regional Medical Center.
He was born August 14, 1923, in Ross County, to the late William and Bessie VanBuskirk Mallow. On June 4, 1943, he married the former Helen Riley who survives.
Also surviving are children, Diane (Jerry) Brown, of Pataskala, Denise Steinbrook, of Chillicothe, Melissa (JR) Cochenour, of Chillicothe and Keith (Stephanie) Mallow, of Peoria, IL; grandchildren, Doug Hempfling, Brock (Rosemary) Steinbrook, Nate (Cari) Steinbrook, Heather Frankel, Krystal (Rich) Geyer, Brent Mallow and Tiffany Mallow; great grandchildren, Carson and Camden Frankel and Felix and Phenyx Steinbrook; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, 4 sisters and a son-in-law, Phillip A. Steinbrook.
Wayne retired from the Chillicothe Fire Department in 1977 and had also built many homes in the Chillicothe area. He served in the United States Army during World War II. Wayne was awarded the Purple Heart for his service which included the battles and campaigns of Northern France, Ardennes, Normandy, the Rhineland and Central Europe. He was a member of the American Legion Post 62, VFW Post 108, OES Chapter 419 and was a 50 year member of B.P.O.E. Lodge 52. Wayne was also a Mason for over 50 years having been a member of Scioto Lodge No. 6 F&AM, the Ross County Shrine Club where he had served a President in 1976, Chillicothe Commandery No. 8 Knights Templar, the Grand Council Royal and Select Masons of Ohio Council No. 4, Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio, Aladdin Temple Shrine of Columbus, and the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Ohio.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in the WARE FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Janet Hatch officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Ross County Veterans Honor Guard. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ware's where a Masonic Service will be held at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital through their website.
You may sign his online register at www.warefh.com
Ware Funeral Home
121 West Second Street Chillicothe, OH 45601
Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on July 19, 2014