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Roland "Lefty Florig
July 10, 1939 ~ June 2, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Roland L."Lefty" Florig of Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio, passed away suddenly in his sleep on June 2nd, 2023.
Lefty as he was affectionately known by everyone was born on July 10th, 1939 to John and Dorothy (Reynolds) Florig in Youngstown, Ohio. He went to St. Edward's elementary, and junior high, then graduated from Ursuline High School in the Class of '57. He then patriotically served his county in the United States Marine Corps, overseas in Okinawa, Japan until 1959, Returning from Marine Corps service he began his career with the JV McNicholas Transfer Company where he worked until 1978. From 1978 until his retirement in 2006 he was employed by Carney McNicholas in Austintown, Ohio.
In 1955, Lefty met barb (Forsythe), the love of his life, at Ursuline High School and eventually married in 1963. They have been together ever since and recently celebrated their 60th Anniversary on May 18, 2023 at the Lodge at Geneva on the Lake Ohio. Lefty and Barb went on to have four children, Bill, Jim, John and Dan.
In 2006 Lefty retired from Youngstown up to Geneva -on-the-lake where he and Barb traveled extensively and spent wonderful days on the Lake with family and close friends and following his beloved Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Cleveland Browns and Indians.
left was predeceased by his son, John, parents John and Dorothy, and his brothers Joel ( Arina) and Bob ( Barb) Florig. Lefty is survived by his wife Barbara, brothers Tom( Joan) of Miramar Beach, FL, and Bill ( Suzanne) of Youngstown, his sons Bill (Carlina) of Tampa, FL, Jim of Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH, Dan ( Melissa) of Hudson, OH, Daughter -in-law Pam Florig of Dallas, TX and four grandchildren, Daniel, Jack, Matthew and Kristin, and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Edward's Church, 240 Tod Lane, Youngstown ,Ohio on Wednesday, June 7, 2023. Calling hours will be at 10am followed by Mass at 11.
Friends and family may view this obituary and send condolences at www.vaschakkiriafh.com