Steve L. Semon
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MANSFIELD: Steve Semon, 91, of Mansfield passed away April 9, 2013 at Affinity Hospital in Massillon.
Steve was born June 8, 1921 in Westville, Illinois to Charles and Mary Semon. He was a 1940 graduate of John Adams High School in Cleveland, Ohio. Steve served in the United States Marine Corps from October 1943 to February 1946. He was part of the Company D 2nd Battalion 5th Marine Amphibian Division in Iwo Jima, Saipan and Tinian. In 2007, the Amvets Post 26 sent him to Irving Texas where he was reunited with his 4 other tank members. Steve moved to Mansfield in 1956 to open Colony Bowling Alley. Later he became the original owner of the Gourmet Room and then became owner and operator of Semon's Place for Steak. He went to Washington DC in 2010 as part of the Honor Flight. Steve most recently lived at the Waterford and Conard House.
Survivors include his children Deb (Paul) Kistner of Mansfield, Steve (Sue Vrenna) Semon of Amherst, NY, Michael (Carol) Semon of Brunswick; grandchildren Steven Kistner of Chicago, Lauren Semon of Columbus, Rochelle (Mike) Zuecher of Shelby, Tony (Joellen) Kistner of Cincinnati, Adrienne Kistner of Cincinnati; great-grandchildren Stone and Autumn Kistner, Beckett Zuecher, and Landon Kistner; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Lillian in 2001, six brothers, and one sister.
Friends may call at Herlihy-Chambers Funeral Home, 173 Park Avenue West, on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8pm with a vigil service at 2pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00am Saturday at St. Peter's Catholic Church with Rev. Gregory Hite officiating. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park with military services provided by Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Msgr. Dunn Foundation or Friendly House.
Published in the News Journal on Apr. 11, 2013