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Gary Michael Colian, Sr.

February 14, 1960 ~ May 30, 2020 (age 60)

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SALEM – Gary Michael Colian Sr., age 60, died Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Mercy Health - St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. He was born February 14, 1960 in Salem, son of Betty Jane (Foreman) Colian and the late Anthony Colian Jr.

Gary was a 1978 graduate of Salem High School. He previously worked at FreshMark for over 15 years. Gary is a member of St. Paul Catholic Church. He loved to hunt and spend time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife and high school sweetheart, Sandra (Blackburn) Colian whom he married February 10, 1979; mother, Betty Jane Colian of Salem; three sons, Steven Michael Colian, Joseph (Kimmy) Colian and Gary Jr. (Darby) Colian, all of Salem; two brothers, Anthony (Debbie) Colian III and Jim (Lori) Colian, both of Salem; seven grandchildren, Steven Colian Jr., Brady, Morgan, Elli, and Chase Colian, Cody Ewing and Lacey Ewing.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 4, 2020 at Stark Memorial with Father Robert Edwards officiating. Calling hours will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at the funeral home. For the safety of the Colian family and visitors, please adhere to social distancing, bring your own mask and do not linger. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery.

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June 3, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Stark Memorial Funeral Home
1014 E. State St.
Salem, OH 44460

Funeral Service
June 4, 2020

11:00 AM
Stark Memorial Funeral Home
1014 E. State St.
Salem, OH 44460

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