Calvin Schlabach

April 22, 1931 - March 21, 2002
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Calvin Schlabach, of Sherrodsville, and a former resident of Guernsey County and Hartville, Ohio, peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Mar. 21, 2002, at his home with his wife by his side.Calvin was born Apr. 22, 1931, in Orrville, Ohio, a son of the late Daniel C. and Alta Hochstetler Schlabach. On Nov. 15, 19…

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Calvin Schlabach, of Sherrodsville, and a former resident of Guernsey County and Hartville, Ohio, peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Mar. 21, 2002, at his home with his wife by his side.Calvin was born Apr. 22, 1931, in Orrville, Ohio, a son of the late Daniel C. and Alta Hochstetler Schlabach. On Nov. 15, 1959, he married the former Patricia M. Base in Pomona, California.He was raised in the northeastern Ohio area, and left the state as a young man to join his older brother in Texas. Calvin was then drafted in to the U.S. Army, and, upon his discharge, relocated to San Diego, California, where he enrolled in several educational courses, and private pilots’ training. He enjoyed flying small aircraft during his lifetime. In San Diego, he began a career in the moving and storage industry, working up from a truck driver, to supervisor and then to operations manager for Trans Ocean Van Service in Honolulu, Hawaii. Calvin remained in Hawaii for five years, during which time he met his future wife. He then returned to southern California, where he continued in the moving and storage industry, serving in numerous positions that involved travel to Europe, as well as throughout the United States.A few years later, Calvin returned to Honolulu, but this time as general manager of the Hawaiian operations of Global Van Lines. He worked in that capacity for one year. A career change was in order, and Calvin and his family returned to the mainland so the children could be raised in a more rural and Christian environment. They bought a small farm in Marlboro Township, Stark County, Ohio. Calvin worked as a contractor, and also owned Hartville Paint & Wallpaper. He was a member of the Hartville Church of God, where he served faithfully as adult Sunday school teacher, youth advisor and on the church board.Later in life, Calvin and his family moved to Guernsey County, where he worked in land sales and development. During this time, he enjoyed numerous hunting trips in the west with his son. Calvin became a member of the Byesville Assembly of God, where he, again, taught Sunday school, and served as an usher for many years.Survivors include his wife of forty-two years, Patricia; a son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Susan Johnson Schlabach of Magnolia; a daughter and son-in-law, Cathy D. and R. Yurt Yann of Oldsmar, Florida; three grandsons, Zane Douglas Schlabach, J. Connor and Calvin Christian Yann; brothers, Chris D. and John Schlabach, both of Hartville, Danny Schlabach of Alliance, Wayne Schlabach of Sanford, North Carolina, and Vernon Schlabach of Smolen, Kansas; sisters, Sarah and Clara Hostetler, both of Hartville, Betty Smith of Alliance, and Alta M. Rohrer of Orrville; many beloved nieces and nephews.Calvin was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother and an infant sister, William and Mary Schlabach; and by his older brother, Eli “Boots” Schlabach.Visitation will be Sunday, Mar. 24, 2002, 2-5 p.m., in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home, New Philadelphia, Ohio. A funeral service will be held Monday, Mar. 25, 2002, at 11 a.m., in the funeral home. Rev. Glen A. Shedlock will officiate. Burial will be Monday, at 2 p.m., in Marlboro Cemetery, near Alliance, with Rev. John Smith officiating. Following the committal, family and friends are invited to the Southside Church of God, Alliance, for a fellowship meal.Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 606, Dover, Ohio 44622.


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Born: April 22, 1931
Died: March 21, 2002

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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.


Bert & Joyce Wilson posted on 4/2/02

You are in our thoughts and prayers, Pat. Cal was a wonderful man. We are glad we got to know him. We love you in the Lord, Joyce and Bert


Connie Watson posted on 3/25/02

Dear Pat, Bill and I would like to express our sincere sympathy for the loss of Calvin. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I hope to see you soon, after all your company has departed. May God bless you and your family. Love Connie Watson


Jonathan & Shirley Mitchell posted on 3/24/02

Dear Doug and Susan and family- Please accept our condolences in the passing of your Dad. We pray the Lord's comfort to you and your family at this time. We know he is with the Lord, and thank Him for that. God keep and bless you all, Jonathan, Shirley & Kaytlan Mitchell


Mike and Jill Srmag posted on 3/24/02

We send our prayers and deepest sympathies to the Schlabach family. His memory will always be alive in your hearts.


Ron and Becky Vargo posted on 3/24/02

Dear Pat, Ron and I want to thank you for the memories you and Cal have given to us. These memories are treasured gifts, which will last forever. May God bless you with His peace and comfort. Shalom. Ron and Becky Vargo


Sandra Black RN posted on 3/23/02

Dear Mrs. Schlabach and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. It was a privilege to care for Calvin in our skilled nursing facility at SEORMC- Cambridge. We often shared prayer, especially during night shift and he so looked forward to getting home to his family. I'm thankful you were together as God took him home.


Jo Ann and Les Ruszkowski posted on 3/23/02

Dear Wayne and Family members of the Schlabach family Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your brother. We hope you know that we are standing in prayer with you and hope that this note helps to ease the pain. Thinking of you during this most difficult time. With Love and prayers, your friends, Jo Ann and Les Louisville, OH.


Lori Lanza posted on 3/23/02

Doug, I know things are difficult right now, but there's one thing you never have to wonder about...and that's whether I care. I do very much. I hope that it will help in some small way to know that my thoughts are with you today. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Keep in mind he's in God's hands now, and he's at peace. I pray that you will find comfort and healing in your sorrow and that all the warm and loving memories you have of your father will fill some of the void. Your ("old") friend, Love, Lori Lanza


Rev. Dan & Nancy Crouch posted on 3/22/02

Dear Pat and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We know the presence of the Lord is with you and that His strength will see you through. You and Cal were special to us. We know that Cal is rejoicing around the throne of Glory and waiting for all of us come. What a day that will be! Isaiah 41:10


Benny, Tina and Aaron McCullough posted on 3/22/02

Pat and family, We love you all and we are praying for strength and comfort for you. You are a very special family. May God continue to bless all of you with His grace and mercy. Love in Christ, Benny, Tina and Aaron My favorite verse: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not unto your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge Him and he will direct your paths. Prov. 3: 5,6


The Nardi family posted on 3/22/02

Doug & Susan &Zane, You have our sincere sympathy. May God Bless you and give you strength at this time. You are in our prayers. God Bless, Larry Jr., Michelle, Larry Paul & Landon Nardi