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Jan. 22, 1955 — March 23, 2021 (age 66)

YOUNGSTOWN —David H. Thigpen, 66, passed away Tuesday (March 23).

He was born Jan. 22, 1955 in Warren, the son of Ray and Betty Keeler Thigpen.

David proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Patrick Henry.

He was retired from the City of Warren City Street Department.

In his spare time, he enjoyed going to the casino, horse racing, fishing and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.

David will be remembered lovingly by his wife, the former Karen Leonard whom he married June 2, 1997; a daughter, Amy Thigpen; grandchildren Tyler Fenton and Christopher Fenton; sisters Kathy (Larry) Roe and Nancy Gore; brothers Ronald (Joyce) Thigpen and Anthony (Erica) Thigpen; in-laws Mary Ann (Marty) Kanetsky, Colleen (Joy Wahl) Schmitt, Nancy Orlando, Sue (Chris) Crowe, Tim Leonard, Ed (Christine) Leonard, Dennis Leonard and Patty (Mark) Brewer; and many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Kathy Ann Thigpen; brothers Ray Lee, Robert and Mark Thigpen; in-laws, Helen Leionard, Hoppy Leonard, Joe Leonard, Mike Leonard, Tony Orlando and Wayne Keeler.

Private services were held for the family. The Rossi Brothers and Lellio Funeral Home in Boardman handled arrangements.

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