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Gene Leonard Derheimer

Gene Leonard Derheimer, age 70 of Carrollton, passed away Sept. 18, 2012, at Aultman Hospital.

Born Sept. 13, 1942, in Canton, he was a son of Leonard Edward and Emma Elaine (Mastroianni) Derheimer.

Gene was a brick mason by trade and belonged to Union #6 of Canton.  He was a member of Perrysville United Methodist Church and lived in the area for 21 years.  He graduated from East Canton High School in 1962 and served in the US Marine Corp during the Vietnam War from 1964-1965. A member of Gold Prospectors of America, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and all of the outdoors.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy Sue (Wayne) Derheimer, whom he married May 25, 1990; three sons, Gene T. (Rashelle) Derheimer of Malvern, Douglas W. (Erica) Ash of Minerva and Shawn (Shannen) Reitter of Canton; four daughters, Michelle A. (Darryl) Borntrager of Boonswick, Dawn R. Derheimer and companion, Shawn Snair of Malvern, Sue K. (Jim) Finn of Akron and Amy J. (Keith) Mays of Carrollton; a brother, Ed (Apryl) Derheimer of Malvern; a sister-in-law, Roxie Derheimer of Wheeling, WV; and 10 grandchildren, Krystal Borntrager, Austin Munpire, Cheyenne Munpire, Tony Derheimer, Maggie Hutchison, Shawn Snair, Caspyr Finn, Zachary Burrier, Zoey Reitter, and Blaze Reitter.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Glenn Derheimer.
 
A funeral service was held Sept. 22 in Allmon Dugger Cotton Funeral Home with Pastor Curt Thomas officiating.  Burial was in Westview Cemetery.  The family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society.


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