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CANFIELD – William D. Calhoun, 95, passed away March 20, 2013. 

William was born Oct. 16, 1917, in Cleveland, a son of the late Joseph C. and Elizabeth M. Douds Calhoun Jr., and came to this area in November of 1946.

He graduated from Amherst College, Amherst in Massachusetts and received his Juris Doctorate Degree from Cleveland Law School in Cleveland. He was an Assistant to the Vice President of Industrial Relations, Manager of Employee Benefits and Government Affairs Representative for the Youngstown Sheet & Tube Company, and worked on the Legislative Counsel for the Law Department of Lykes Youngstown Corporation and later Director of Government Affairs for the Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation. William served on the Board of Directors for the Youngstown United Appeal, Board of Directors for the Mahoning County Red Cross, Board of Directors for the Youngstown Area Chamber of Commerce, Vice President of the Western Reserve Economic Development Agency, Board of Directors of the Mahoning-Trumbull County Air Pollution Control Board, a member of the Advisory Committee for Industrial Management Work Shop, Westminster College and also served on the Board of Directors of the Ohio State Chamber of Commerce, Chairman State Committee on Environment. William served as chairman and member of the Poland Township Zoning Board and Zoning Board of Appels and President Poland Parent Teachers Association. William was Founder, President and Director of the Poland Swim Club and Commissioner of the Poland Little League Baseball Association.

While living in Indiana, William was the recipient of Indiana’s highest civilian award from two of its governors, Dr. Otis R. Bowen, later secretary of Health and Human Services during Reagan’s administration, and Robert D. Orr, for service to the steel industry and the State of Indiana.

William leaves his three children, William D. Calhoun Jr. of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Janey C. Knight of Searsmont, Maine and Holly Anne Pickford of Rockland, Maine; five grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, William was preceded in death by his wife, the former Mary Anne Kwis, whom he married Aug. 29, 1942, and died Aug. 16, 1992; and a sister, Betty Jo Calhoun.

There were private graveside services in March.

The family requests material tributes take the form of donations to Senior Independence Hospice, 6715 Tippecanoe Road, Canfield, OH 44406.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Canfield Chapel.

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