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Lynn Wesley Georgia, age 91, passed away on Monday, October 1, 2012. He was born in Monroe, Michigan, on December 16, 1920, to the late Chester L. and Ruth (Minnick) Georgia. Lynn graduated from Libbey High School where he was a Hall of Fame football player, and then attended Miami University. He proudly served our country with the US Marine Corps in the South Pacific during WWII. After his service, he began working for Ohio Bell, where he retired after 35. Lynn was the volunteer coordinator for disaster services for the Red Cross. He was also a member of Telephone Pioneers of America, Masons, Kiwanis Club, and longtime member of the Lions Club. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed golf, and was a phenomenal woodworker.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Beverly Sieminski and Lawrence Georgia. Lynn is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of almost 69 years, Marilyn Elizabeth (Shelton) Georgia; children, Carol L. (Ronald) Kuck, Gregory A. (Karen) Georgia, and Gail L. Lindenbaum; grandchildren, Jennifer, Jason, Crysten, Missy, David, Keith, Ryan, and Kyle; great-grandchildren, Tori, Louis, Nick, Jae, Ava, James, Thomas, Sean, Aubrey, and Joel, and other extended family members.
Family will receive friends from 3-6 p.m. with a funeral service beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2012, at Grace Church of Powell, 7600 Liberty Road, Powell, Ohio 43065; Pastor Rick Nuzum officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made Marine Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Blvd, Suite 102 PMB 609 Oceanside, CA 92057 or www.semperfifund.org
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Published in Toledo Blade on Oct. 4, 2012