SHARON, Pa. -- A memorial service was held Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, for Warren M. Mizer, 89, of Sharon, Pa. He passed away at 6:13 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, in the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Mizer was born Jan. 29, 1921, in Newcomerstown, Ohio, to the late Claude and Jessie Mae Mizer.
Warren served in the Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean conflict as one of only 4,400 men involved in the U.S. Marine Raider, a specialized force within the Marine Corps.
In World War II, he was wounded in action and received a Purple Heart. In the Korean conflict, he was wounded twice and earned two Purple Hearts. Warren obtained the rank of sergeant, serving as a drill sergeant for the Marines.
He worked as a tree trimmer for Davey Tree Service of Kent, Ohio, and from 1966-1978, and was the owner/operator of a Dairy Queen in Pittsburgh, Pa. He retired in 1986.
Warren was a life member of the National Rifle Association, and enjoyed gardening, hunting, reading westerns, animals and skeet shooting. He loved eating ice cream.
His wife, Lenora Mizer, whom he married May 15, 1959, passed away June 21, 2010.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Yatsko of Sharon, Pa.; a son, Eric (Lisa) Mizer of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a sister, Donna Cone of Oregon; a brother, David Mizer of Tucson, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Besides his wife, Warren was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Josephine Gaskill; and a brother, Wayne Mizer.
A memorial service was held in the chapel of the John Flynn Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. with the Rev. Richard Holley of Grace Chapel Community Church officiating. Full military honors were given by the American Legion Post 432 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6233.
Cremation took place in the funeral home crematory.
An online guestbook may be signed at www.flynnfuneralhome.com.