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Kenneth Firm

November 25, 2012
The Herald-Star

FIRM, Kenneth, 78, died Thursday, November 22, 2012 at Vibra Hospital, due to complications from a fall.

Mr. Firm was born January 11, 1934 in Toronto, Ohio, a son of William and Jane Morrow Firm.

He was a 1952 graduate of Toronto High School. After graduation, he proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 1954, until being honorably discharged in 1957. Mr. Firm worked as a shipping superintendent for Ohio Ferro Alloy Corp. of Brilliant, Ohio for over 20 years, until their closing. He then worked as a marine surveyor for both Metallurg Alloy Corp. and retired from Shieldalloy Corp. in Louisiana. After retiring, he moved to the Youngstown area in 1999.

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He was a member of Church of Christ in Struthers, where he served as a deacon. In his spare time, Mr. Firm enjoyed reading, particularly western and military books.

He leaves his wife, the former Martha "Arline" Norris, whom he married June 9, 1956; three sons, Tim (Cathy) Firm of Rockford, IL, Scott Firm of Campbell, and Doug (Melissa) Firm of Campbell; five grandchildren, Sara, Kailey, Ryan, Kyle, and Jeremy Firm; brother, Carl "Bud" (Mary) Firm of Toronto; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Lillian Trifanoff.

A memorial service will held Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Church of Christ, where family and friends will be received from 4 p.m. until the time of the service. A committal service will be held at the Richmond Union Cemetery at a date and time to be announced later.

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