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Monty F. Blough

Monty Franklin Blough, 75, of Lodi, passed away Monday, October 21, 2013, after a courageous three-year battle with cancer. He was born August 10, 1938 in Rittman.

Monty was a 1956 graduate of Lodi High School and worked at Lodi Lumber Company before entering the military. Monty served in the U.S. Army as a military policeman stationed at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. He was employed at Rubbermaid in Wooster for 32 years.

Monty was a kind, generous, and hard-working man. He was also very artistic and creative. He was especially talented at woodworking, making everything from furniture to folk art, which he enjoyed giving to family and friends. He also enjoyed collecting antiques and spending time with his family. He was a devoted and loving husband and father.

He is survived by his beloved family: his wife of 52 years, Diann; and son, Mark. He is also survived by sisters-inlaw, Vickie (Henry) Dagit, Margaret (Thomas) Huber; brother-in-law, Larry (Shirley) Hetsler; seven nieces, two nephews, and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Myrtle (Massie) Blough; sister, Mary Hemrock; and brother, Jack Blough.

Funeral service will be held Friday, October 25, 2013, 11 A.M., at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St,, Lodi. Reverend Donald Kuntz, of Lodi, will officiate. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Lodi. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 7 P.M., at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Seidman Cancer Center at the Sharon Health Center for the care and compassion they provided, as well as Hospice of Medina County for their care and support.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, NE Region, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406 or Hospice of Medina County 5075 Windfall Rd, Medina OH 44256.

Online tributes may be shared at www.parkerfuneralhomes.com