Trumbull coroner dies at 64


Ask Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins about longtime friend and colleague Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk, and you get a trip down memory lane.

Germaniuk, 64, died Friday in Cleveland Clinic. He had been with the county since he was hired in 1997 by commissioners as a forensic pathologist and later ran for and won the position of coroner.

Watkins reflected Saturday on past cases Germaniuk helped investigators with, including homicides dating to 1999. Oftentimes, Watkins said , Germaniuk would visit the crime scene, document the evidence, go back and do the autopsy and then write the autopsy report.

“This man has been a workaholic for the people of Trumbull County,” Watkins said. “We have been blessed with his work product.”

Read more about him in Sunday's Vindicator or

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