A memorial service for Warren Mizer will be Sunday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Newcomerstown. He passed away Dec. 21, 2010, in the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa. He was 89.
Mizer was born Jan. 29, 1921, in Newcomerstown, 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 the Purple Heart. In the Korean Conflict, he was wounded twice and earned two Purple Hearts.
Warren obtained the rank of sergeant as a drill sergeant for the Marines.
He worked as a tree trimmer for the Davey Tree Service of Kent, Ohio, from 1966 to 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.
He enjoyed gardening, hunting, reading westerns and skeet shooting. He loved eating homemade 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 Mizer of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a sister, Donna Cone of Newcomerstown; a brother, David Mizer of Tucson, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents and wife, Warren was preceded in death by a sister, Josephine Gaskill; and a brother, Wayne Mizer.