Ernest C. Catron Sr.

Ernest C. Catron Sr., 71, of West Sunny Avenue, Union Township, died the afternoon of Dec. 1, 2007, in Jameson Hospital.

Born May 13, 1936, in New Castle, he was a son of the late James and Helen Barton Catron.He married the former Donna J. Cochran in October 1963. She survives.

Mr. Catron retired as an operating engineer from City Asphalt and Paving Co. in Youngstown.He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 66.Mr. Catron was a veteran of the Army.He was a 44-year member of the ESSROC Mixed Masters Bowling League.Mr. Catron was Protestant.

Survivors include two daughters, Amy V. Catron-DeFrank of New Castle and Melanie J. Catron of Columbiana, Ohio; two sons, Ernest C. Catron Jr. of Tennessee and Philip J. Catron Sr. of New Castle; a brother; and three grandchildren, Sierra N. Mayberry, Philip J. Catron Jr. and Allysie M. DeFrank.He was preceded in death by two brothers, James Catron Jr. and Warren Catron; and a sister, Marie Randal.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Turner-Myers Funeral Home, 208 N. Jefferson St.A service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Castle View Memorial Gardens.Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County.

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