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Dale J. Voitus

October 31, 1952 ~ September 21, 2018 (age 65)

COLUMBIANA - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church, 180 7th St. in Columbiana, for Dale J. Voitus, 65, who died on Sept. 21, 2018, at Hospice House.

Dale was born Oct. 31, 1952, in Youngstown, a son of John and Dorothy (Duncan) Voitus.

He was a 1970 graduate of Poland High School and received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Youngstown State University while working at Home Savings and Loan.

Dale was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during Vietnam on the U.S. Goldsboro, and then through the ROTC program, he joined the U.S. Army and became a pilot. Dale retired from the Army as a Chief Warrant Officer Four and then joined the Ohio Army National Guard and continued to be a pilot retiring in 2006. He then went to work for the Defense Finance and Accounting Service in Columbus, as an accountant until he retired in 2015.

Dale enjoyed spending time with his family. He was an avid scholar of history and enjoyed reading, traveling and going to Buckeye football games.

He was married to the former Debra Paloci, whom he married on Sept. 11, 1976.

Dale leaves his wife, Debra; his mother, Dorothy of North Lima; three sisters, Patricia (Blaise) Stanton of Poland, Cheryl ( Mark) Makoski of Poland, and Virginia Voitus of Pell City, Ala.; and two brothers, Ronald (Nancy) of Columbiana and Kenneth Voitus of Poland. He also leaves many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and his sister, Beverly Voitus.

Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Boardman-Canfield Chapel and on Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made in Dale’s memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718; or to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.

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