EAST LIVERPOOL-Clyde Earl Coursin, 96, of Old Fredericktown Road, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at 11:10 a.m. surrounded by people who loved him at the residence of his daughter and son-in-law in Etowah, Tennessee.
Born Jan. 26, 1917 at East Liverpool, Ohio, he was a son of the late Ralph Clarence and Minnie Coursin. A lifetime area resident, he retired from the former Crucible Steel Company in Midland, Pennsylvania in 1982 after more than 40 years service to the Mill.
A member of the 1st Church of Christ (Disciples) in East Liverpool, he was a fine carpenter and builder of instruments such as violins & harps. Twenty years ago, he passed that love on to his daughter and son-in-law resulting in their opening the business Pathways Studio Harps, thus continuing his legacy. He also enjoyed spending time at the Etowah Senior Center with his friends who basked in the sunshine of his smile for a brief time.
Clyde Earl Coursin
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Armentia Barrett Coursin, whom he married May 26, 1940.
Survivors include one daughter, Loretta "Jeannie" Ruthem and her husband, Jim of Etowah, Tennessee; two sons, Ralph Coursin and his wife, Anna of Meadowlands, Pennsylvania, and David Coursin and his wife, Gerrie of Madisonville, Tennessee.
There are eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; along with several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, he was also preceded in death by one son, Clyde Earl Coursin, Jr.; two sisters, Thelma Coursin and Gladys Cunningham; and three brothers, Leonard Coursin, Vern Coursin, and Raymond Coursin.
Friends may visit the family on Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Dawson Funeral Home in East Liverpool. Reverend Chuck Adkins, of the church, will say committal prayers at the Chapel at Riverview Cemetery on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Burial will then take place in Riverview Cemetery.
View Mr. Coursin's memorial webpage and send condolences online at: www.dawsonfuneralhome.com