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JOSEPH HENRY CAIN


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Joseph Henry Cain

was born in Canton Ohio on December 23, 1924, and passed away from natural causes on April 12, 2018. He was born to Dr. Joseph Marion Cain and Helen Cain, the third of three children. He grew up in Canton, Ohio and spent summers working on his father's horse farm in Greentown. He graduated from Lehman High School in 1942. World War II was in full swing and he enlisted in the Navy. He was stationed at Sampson Naval Base in upstate New York where he met a beautiful dental hygienist from Boston, Barbara. They were married October 27, 1945. After discharge from the Navy the young couple moved to the farm in Greentown where Joe commuted to Kent State. They moved to South Euclid while he was in dental school at Western Reserve University. He graduated in 1952. By that time they had three boys. They moved to North Canton and Dr. Cain joined his father and brother in the dental practice that was established by his grandfather Henry Oliver Cain, in 1900.

Dr. Cain was involved in the Stark County Power Squadron, Zion Lutheran Church, and was a competitive runner with the Canton YMCA Roadrunners. Dr. Cain and his wife traveled twice to Haiti to provide volunteer dental services where there was no electricity or plumbing. He enjoyed power boating on Lake Erie, then sailing on Atwood Lake where he served as Commador of Atwood Yacht Club. He and Barbara returned to Lake Erie and traveled on their trawler "Spunky". They explored the Great Lakes and twice took the boat to Florida and back. He and Barbara traveled extensively both within and outside of the U.S., sailed most of the Caribbean Islands, and once took an around the world cruise.

In 2009 Joe and Barbara moved to Southern California to be cared for by their oldest son and his wife. Dr Joseph Henry Cain is survived by his wife, 4 sons, a daughter, their spouses, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Published in The Repository on July 12, 2018
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