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George A. “Tony” Koladin, 86

ORRVILLE — George A. “Tony” Koladin, age 86, of Orrville, formerly of North Lawrence, died Thursday, December 14, 2023, at his residence, following a short period of declining health.
George was born on May 2, 1937, in Barberton, to the late John and Sarah (Brown) Koladin, graduated from Barberton High School in 1955, and attended the University of Akron.  He served as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps during peace time between the Korean and Vietnam Wars.  He married Donna  Boggs on August 3, 1957, in Barberton. Donna survives.
He worked in mechanical service for Bridgestone Firestone and held numerous offices for the URW Local 7 for over 30 years.
George loved spending Thursday evenings washing dishes for Friendship Meals and was the Orrville Rotary Volunteer of the Year in 2011.  He loved to volunteer by driving the Amish, helping Donna at the hospital delivering flowers, and helping the Orrville High School Marching Band by driving the band van.  He will also be remembered as an avid reader and story teller.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Donna, are two daughters, Jennifer (Becky) Koladin of Lakemore and Summer (Jayson) Plantz of Genoa Twp; granddaughter, Vivianne Plantz; and a sister, Pauline Riley.
He was preceded in death by, brother-in-law, Ben Riley.
Private burial will take place at Greelawn Cemetery in Akron, where military rites will be observed.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Orrville Fire Fighters Association, P.O. Box 144, Orrville, OH 44667, orrvillefirefighters.com.
Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is handling the arrangements. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at www.aublefuneralhome.com.

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