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“Anna & Tony Sorry to here about your dad I will keep you and your family in my prayers Sandi ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Sandi - Poland, OH

“Betty and Arlene, how many years has it been! The irony of my seeing Elmer's write-up on the same day as Patty's husband Jack Marshall appeared in...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Sr. Janet Frantz - Youngstown, OH

“Dear Uncle George,You will be truly missed by many. I will sure miss all the great jokes you've told and all the squaking about the Union from Steel...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Nancy Collet - Lake Worth, FL

“I have the fondest memories of Uncle George always making those that surrounded him laugh by telling them one of his many jokes he had memorized. He...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Sarah Byers - FL

“There are so many memories, I don't know where to begin. I will never forget the bowling and softball days with him coaching us kids along. To the...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Michelle Fullerman-Forro - Lisbon, OH

“Jeff and Anna and family Our thoughts and prayers to everyone. Michelle,Tiffaney,Walter Labozan ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Michelle M. Labozan - Austintown, OH

“Anna, Jeff, Tony & family... I'm very saddened to hear about George's passing. North Beverly Avenue just isn't the same without him. My...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Kerry O'Hara Price - Austintown, OH

“Tony,Anne and family; So sorry to hear about your dad. I will always remember him shopping at Giant Eagle with your Mom. I'm Lori's Mom she also...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Peggy Hazlett - Youngstown, OH

“George and Collen and Joe, Sorry to hear of the loss of your Father. Love and Prayers, Debbie and Josh Hollister ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Debbie Hollister - Masury, OH

“I will always remember Uncle George's laugh. He always had such great stories and jokes. He'd say.."hey Vick, listen to this" I know that he is...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Victoria Gargano Hirschfield - FL

“Please accept my deepest condolences. I have so many wonderful memories of George at the baseball games. He was such a joy and loved making...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Patti Pasquale - Canfield, OH


AUSTINTOWN – A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church and prayers offered at 10 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for George D. “Elmer” Protain, 73, who died late Sunday night at Austin Woods Nursing Center. George was born Nov. 5, 1936, in Youngstown, to the late Francis E. and Anna Mae (Lehman) Protain. He was a 1956 graduate of South High School. A member of Our Lady Of Mt. Carmel Parish, George retired from Youngstown Steel Door with 25 years of service. George enjoyed the outdoors. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener. He also enjoyed bowling, accomplishing a 299 game. He was a avid Browns and Indians fan. Besides his parents, George was preceded in death by his wife, the former Donna Jean Troll, who he married Oct. 11, 1958, she died May 17, 1998; a granddaughter, Donna Jean Protain; and four brothers, Francis, Louis, Edward J., and Howard Protain. He is survived by his daughter, Anna Mae (Robert) Williams of Austintown; four sons, George D. (Colleen) Protain of Youngstown, Joseph F. Protain, Jeffrey H. (Anna Marie) Protain of Austintown and Anthony T. Protain of North Jackson; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Betty Reese of Rocky River and Arlene Larson of Youngstown. Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial at Lake Park Cemetery. Visit www.higgins-reardon.com to send condolences and to view the obituary. George’s family would like to thank the entire staff at Austin Woods Nursing Center for the loving care that they showed their father.

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