Todd Herron

EAST PALESTINE – Todd T. Herron, 50, Sunrise: November 24, 1962 Sunset: April 29, 2013. Todd passed away Monday evening after a courageous battle with Cancer with his wife and sons by his side.

He was born in Warren, a son of Thomas F. and M. Jane Sowers Herron. He was a 1981 Graduate of Warren Western Reserve High School and a 1986 graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science; He attended Youngstown State University and Xavier University; He dedicated his life to his family and the community, serving the tri- county area for over 25 years as a Funeral Director and Embalmer; He was a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association; A past board member and Past Chairman of the Board of Directors for Hospice of the Valley; a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason – Valley of Cambridge; A volunteer for Boy Scouts of America for 14 years starting as a Den Leader for Cub Scout Pack 14 of East Palestine to Boy Scout Troop 119 of New Springfield Ohio currently serving as Committee Chair and personally helping six young men attain Eagle rank including his two sons; five of which he started with as Tiger Cubs. He was a role model to many young men in the family and community. He is a licensed ordained Reverend in Ohio; A lifelong member of the church his grandmother, Rev. Elizabeth Sowers started – The First Church of God in Newton Falls and a current member of the New Springfield Church of God; a former OHSAA umpire and former President, board member, and coach for East Palestine Youth Sports Association.

He loved to laugh and make others laugh. The most important thing in the world to Todd was his family, friends, and being there for anyone who needed him even if it meant going without for himself. He often worked long hours giving peace and comfort to many as a lasting memory of their loved one with his expert embalming skills. He was a wonderful husband, father, and friend who was loved and cherished and will be missed by many.

Besides his Mother of Warren and step father, John Guerriero he leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Brenda Jo Clawson Herron, the love of his life, whom he married September 12, 1985; two amazing sons, Steven Thomas and Samuel Remo; his future daughter-in- law, Crystal and grandson, Anthony; a brother, Keith Herron of San Diego; three sisters, Rita (Dave) Kauffman of Atglen, Pa; Michele (James) Peace of Newton Falls and Brenda Hoostal of Warren; Father-In-Law and Mother -In -Law, Thomas and Donna Clawson of Pleasantville, Pa; four brothers-in-law, Tom (Bobbee) of Toledo, Mel (Robbin) of North Jackson, Joseph (Betsy) and Michael (Dallas) all of Columbus; and two sisters-in-law, Patricia (Doug) of Warren and Rosemarie of Columbiana; many nephews and nieces and great nephews and great nieces; four uncles, Rev. Austin (Bonnie) Sowers of Dayton and Eugene, James and Kenneth Herron, all of Warren and many cousins.

Besides his father he was preceded in death by two uncles, Glenn and Vernon Sowers; three aunts, Edythe Daniels, Rev. Lillie McCutcheon and Dorothy Armand; and three nephews, Patrick, Thomas, and Andrew.

Calling hours will be held at Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, from 3-5 & 7-9 pm Saturday, May 4, 2013, and from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2013, at the New Springfield Church of God, New Springfield where the funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday with Pastor Alan Leach officiating.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Todd’s name to: Hope Lodge 11432 Mayfield Road Cleveland, Ohio 44106 or Holy Family Hospice 6707 State Rd, Cleveland, Ohio.

A special thank you to everyone at the Cleveland Clinic and to Holy Family Hospice and to all our family and friends who gave their love and support during Todd’s illness. A special message from Todd to all who loved him “If The Sun Comes Up, Without Me Tomorrow, You’ll Be Fine, Just Let It Shine, On You.”

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