A memorial service will be held Sunday for Warren M. Mizer of 105 5th Ave., Sharon. He passed away at 6:13 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, in the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Pittsburgh. He was 89.
Mr. Mizer was born Jan. 29, 1921, in New Comerstown, Ohio, to Claude and Jessie Mae Mizer.
Warren served in the Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean conflict as one of only 4,400 men involved in the U.S. Marine Raiders, a specialized force within the Marine Corps. In World War II, he was wounded in action and received a Purple Heart; in the Korean conflict, he was wounded twice and earned two Purple Hearts. Warren obtained the rank of sergeant, serving as a drill sergeant for the Marines.
He worked as a tree trimmer for Davey Tree Service of Kent, Ohio, and from 1966-78, was the owner/operator of a Dairy Queen in Pittsburgh. He retired in 1986.
Warren was a life member of the National Rifle Association and enjoyed gardening, hunting, reading westerns, animals and skeet shooting; he loved eating ice cream.
His wife, Lenora Mizer, whom he married May 15, 1959, passed away June 21 of this year.
Surviving are: a daughter, Linda Yatsko, Sharon; a son, Eric Mizer and his wife Lisa, Pittsburgh; a sister, Donna Cone, Oregon; a brother, David Mizer, Tucson, Ariz.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Besides his wife, Warren was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Josephine Gaskill; and a brother, Wayne Mizer.
Memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday (12–26-10) in the chapel of John Flynn Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., 2630 E. State St., Hermitage, with the Rev. Richard Holley of Grace Chapel Community Church, Hermitage, officiating. Full military honors by American Legion Post 432, Wheatland; and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6233, West Middlesex.
Cremation took place in the funeral home crematory.