Leo R. Tinch

MANTUA

Leo R. Tinch, 81 years of age, passed away Monday, February 25, 2013 at his residence. Born in Jamestown, Tennessee on July 29, 1931, he was the son of the late Truman and LouElla (Blair) Tinch.

A resident of the Mantua area the past 22 years, he formerly lived in Hudson. Mr. Tinch was a member of the Church of Christ in Windham, and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He retired in 1992 from Kilroy Structural Steel Company in Cleveland after 40 years of service as a shop superintendent. A man who was very talented as a woodworker, he made much of his own furniture, as well as making furniture for family and friends which he gave to them. Mr. Tinch will always be remembered as a friendly man who would give anyone the shirt off of his back, never being angry and as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and true friend.

On July 28, 1950, he married Lena (Bow) Tinch who preceded him in death on March 22, 2005. Also preceding were his siblings, Marcy Sells, Don Tinch, Ed Tinch and Ted Tinch. He is survived by his daughter, Brenda (Jeff) Zepp of Mantua, his granddaughter, Dr. Amy Masowick of Perrysburg, Ohio and his siblings, Ogle (Carrie Lee) Tinch and Paul (Hazel) Tinch both of Jamestown, Tennessee and Judy Flaugher of Centerville, Ohio.

No calling hours or services. Cremation has taken place and a private burial at a later date will be held in Tennessee. Arrangements are by the Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service in Mantua.

(Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service, 330-274-3145, RC 2-26-13)SClB

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  • So sorry to read this. I met Leo a few years ago when I adopted a yorkie to him. He made such an impact on me - showing me all his hand made gadgets and all the projects he had going for his neighbors. He bragged so much about his grand daughter also. He was an amazing man.

  • We were Leo's neighbor for 13 years Terri and I were blessed and better people for knowing him those 13 years He was a special person and a gifted man and i never could beat him in pool...Chip and Terri.