William R. McClish

March 19, 1936 ~ June 23, 2020 (age 84)

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SALEM – William R. McClish, age 84 died Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at the Courtyard at Lexington. He was born March 16, 1936 in Salem, son of the late Charles “Jim” Lester and Helen (Holyroyd) McClish.

William served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957. He worked at General Motors, Lordstown for 30 years, retiring in 1996. William was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church. He enjoyed bowling and golf.

Survivors include a brother, John McClish of Salem; nephew, John (Julie) McClish Jr. of Salem; niece, Helen Potts of Salem; great nieces, Mandy Potts (Mike) Fisher of Hanoverton and Jenna McClish of Salem; great nephews, Benjamin Potts of Hanoverton and Jared McClish of Salem; great-great niece and nephews, Molly Potts, Brayson Fisher, Kace Fisher, and Nash Fisher.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 29, 2020 at St. Paul Catholic Church with Father Robert Edwards officiating.

Calling hours will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday at Stark Memorial. For the safety of the McClish family and visitors, please adhere to social distancing and bring your own mask. Burial will be at Hope Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio Living Hospice, 6715 Tippecanoe Rd., Canfield, OH 44406.

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June 29, 2020

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Stark Memorial Funeral Home
1014 E. State St.
Salem, OH 44460

Mass of Christian Burial
June 29, 2020

11:00 AM
St Paul Catholic Church
925 East STate Street
Salem, OH 44460


Ohio Living Hospice
6715 Tippecanoe Rd., Canfield OH 44406

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