Bill Rambo

October 14, 1938 ~ April 11, 2018 (age 79)
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Bill Rambo, 79, of Mineral Ridge, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at St. Mary’s Alzheimer’s Center in Columbiana.  He was born October 14, 1938 in Fredericktown, Ohio, the son of Paul and Ethel (Hostetter) Rambo, and had lived in the area most of his life.

A 1957 graduate of Mineral Ridge High School, Bill served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.  He worked as an assembler at Packard Electric, retiring in 1994 after thirty years. After retiring, he raised farm animals and enjoyed farming with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A lifelong member of the Mineral Ridge Church of Christ, he also belonged to VFW 4192 in Mineral Ridge and was a 33rd Degree Mason, having been a Mason for 35 years.  He had raced stock cars on the dirt track at Canfield, and kept the score clock for football, volleyball, and basketball games for Mineral Ridge High School for boys and girls teams for over 30 years.  He was also the timer for track meets.

He is sadly missed by his beloved wife, Barbara (Urbania) Rambo, whom he married August 11, 1979; two daughters, Terri Ciminero of Youngstown and Paula Rambo of Indiana; two stepdaughters, Chris (Eric) Babcock of Mineral Ridge and Elaine Manusakis of Youngstown; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers: Ronald and Ken (Jan) Rambo, both of Mineral Ridge, and Larry (Marilyn) Rambo of Vienna; a daughter-in-law, Nona Rambo of Mineral Ridge; and several nieces, nephews, and their families.

Preceding him in death are his father, Paul Rambo; his mother, Ethel Bortz; his stepfather, Gordon Bortz; and a son, William Rambo.

Services are 5:00 pm Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, with Rev. Ron Blakeman officiating. Burial will be 2:00 pm Monday at All Souls Cemetery in Cortland.  Masonic services will be conducted at 2:45 pm Sunday at the funeral home, followed by calling hours from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.  Donations may be made to the Alive Inside Foundation (

The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff of the St. Mary’s Alzheimer’s Center for their loving and compassionate care over the past two years.

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