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Beryl Thomas Janes, 84, of Kingsville, died Friday (Jan. 6, 2017) at his home with his family at his side.
Beryl was born on Jan. 12, 1932, in Grafton, the son of Dallas W. and Helen V. (Blake) Janes.
He entered the United States Navy in 1951 and served his country proudly until he was honorably discharged and served in the Navy Reserves until 1959.
He came to the Ashtabula area from Fairmont and worked as a crane operator at the former Union Carbide/Elkem Metals factory in Ashtabula, Ohio, until he retired in 1991 after 32 years of service. Beryl enjoyed the outdoors, sitting on his back porch drinking coffee, playing the banjo and guitar and listening to country music. For many years, he and his wife Nancy traveled to West Virginia to visit family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Nancy (Grubb) Janes in 2001; son, Beryl Janes, Jr.; sisters, Martha Baker, Georgia Tharp and Maxine Janes; brother, William Janes; son-in-law, Daniel Hopkins; and grandson Michael Fields.
Beryl is survived by three sons, Thomas and Tracey Janes of Kelloggsville, Steven and Cheryl Janes of Mentor and Ben Janes of Kingsville; five daughters, Nancy and Gene Fields of Ashtabula, Ohio, Pam Hopkins of Conneaut, Ohio, Cindy and Alton Peterson of Conneaut, Ohio, Jennifer Janes of Kingsville and Bonnie and Ken Martin of Kingsville; a stepbrother, Richard Heck of Southington, Ohio; a sister, Ruth Doby of Barrackville; 18 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held from 4-7 p.m. today at the Raisian Family Funeral Home, 581 Harbor St., Conneaut. Prayer services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Raisian Family Funeral Home. Burial will follow at LuLu Falls Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Kingsville where the American Legion Neal Post 743 will conduct military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to Beryl's family to assist with funeral expenses. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Condolences at www.raisianfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 9, 2017
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