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JOSEPH W. DOHAR MINERAL RIDGE - A Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at 10 a.m. at St. Maron Church, 1555 S. Meridian Road in Youngstown, with Chorbishop Michael Kail and Chorbishop Anthony Spinosa officiating, for Joseph W. Dohar, 76, who died Monday afternoon at the Cleveland Clinic. He was born on Jan. 9, 1941, in Youngstown, a son of Albert and Kamile (Jaboor) Dohar. “Joe” was a graduate of Ursuline High School and was named All City Football in 1959. He than attended Youngstown State University where he also played football. Joe had retired from GM as a supervisor. He was affectionately known as “Uncle Joe” to many at the Gold Exchange where he helped for numerous years. He was a lifelong member of the church, the Knights of St. Maron, the NAM and was a Massabki Medal winner. Joe was married to the former Audrey Grossi, whom he married on Nov. 10, 1962, and who died Sept. 1, 2009.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his daughter, Daneen Dohar of Ashtabula; two sons, Daniel (Lorye) of Vermillion and Damon (Nicole) of Mineral Ridge; and five grandchildren, Tyler, Brooke, Charlotte, DeAngelo and Delaney. He was preceded in death by his sister, Eleanor Beshara; and four brothers, Albert, Richard, John and Ray Dohar. Friends may call on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel and on Friday from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the church. A service of Incense, officiated by the Chorbishop Anthony Spinosa, will be held on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In memory of Joe, contributions may be made to the Audrey Dohar Memorial Scholarship Fund Inc.

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