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Obituary for John W. Meechan, Sr.

John W. Meechan Sr., 96, of Dover died Thursday, May 25, 2017 in the Country Club Retirement Center.

Born May 27, 1920 in Wadsworth he was a son of the late Patrick and Anna Strickling Meechan. John was also preceded in death by his first wife, Isabel Lahmers Meechan in 1989, and his second wife, Betty Meechan in 2008; sons, John Jr. and Michael Meechan; brother and sister, Hughy and Catherine; grandson, Jeffrey Meechan, and step daughter, Angie.

John was an Army veteran of WW II where he served with the 424th Infantry Regiment, Anti-Tank Company during the Battle of the Bulge. He was employed at Eaton Corp. in Massillon, having retired after many years of service. John was a life member of VFW Post 3320 in Marysville, Ohio and in his spare time he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

John will be sadly missed by his sons, James Meechan of Dover, Eugene (Carolyn) Meechan of Raymond, Ohio, David (Diane) Meechan of Conotton, Tim (Venita) Meechan of Dover, William Meechan of New Philadelphia; sister, Virginia Neighley of Tuscarawas; and many grand, great grand and great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 30th at 2:00 pm in the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home and Crematory at Dover with Pastor Dan Tarson officiating. Interment will be in the Ridgecrest Memory Gardens where the Dover VFW will conduct military graveside services. Friends can call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Those wishing to express their fondest memories of John may do so by visiting the online obituaries link on the funeral homes website.

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Toland-Herzig Funeral Home

803 N. Wooster Ave.
Dover, OH 44622





2:00 PM
Toland-Herzig Funeral Home

803 N. Wooster Ave.
Dover, OH 44622

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Ridgecrest Memory Gardens

1926 Saltwell Road NW
Dover, OH 44622


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