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“My condolences to the Peine family on the loss off a wonderful man who I had the honor of knowing on the Ham Radio. I got to meet Les in person once...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Edward Videtic - OH - Friend

“My he rest in peace. God Bless. 73 and 88, Betty Scholz, KC8FF ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Betty Scholz - Novelty, OH

“CJ- so sorry to hear about your father. He sounds like he accomplished many things in his life despite adversities that came his way. I am sure you...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Kathi Roberts - Indian Trail, NC

“My condolences go out to the Peine family. Although I didn't get to see Les or spend much time with him, I do recall his friendliness and positive...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Alex Berger - GA

“Les was such a great guy. He had the most fantastic memory I've encountered. No matter how long it was between our infrequent meetings, he would...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Bill Somrak, KB8EB - Madison, OH

“Karen, Connie, Les: So sorry to hear of his passing. He was such a wondergul guy. Didn't see him that often anymore, but remember some fun times...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Heidi Nelson - Concord, OH

“CJ, Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Your father's living history is wonderful and touching. Sincerely, Susan Rodgers ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Susan Rodgers - Indian Trail, NC

“Dear Les and family, So very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. His contribution to ham radio, his resilience, and his optimism will...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Sandy Muirhead-Gould - Massillon, OH

“Les, Will be missed by all amateur radio operators who have had the chance to get to know him as I have over the last 5 years and he has taught all...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Ron McKinney - Brewster, OH

“It was an honor to be able to know Les. Everyone had the highest regard for his ability to overcome a great hardship and continue on the road of life...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Dale Reed Berger - Canton, OH

“To all of the Peine Family, Your father was truly a remarkable man, overcoming his obstacles with such a wonderful outlook and always a beautiful...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Carol Cooper - Massillon, OH


Lester A. Peine, 90, of Chardon Township, passed away June 11, 2012, at Aultman Hospital in Canton.
Born Jan. 13, 1922, in Pittsburgh, Pa., he had lived in Chardon for more than 70 years.
Mr. Peine was a commercial printer, for the former Snap Out Forms for 15 years, and worked at Miller's Garage at the north end of Chardon Square. After his accident, he owned and operated Peine Printing for 15 years, out of his home.
Lester A. Peine married Thelma F. Collins Nov. 6, 1943, in Chardon. She preceded him in death June 27, 2004.
Mr. Peine was a member of Chardon United Methodist Church and past president of Methodist Men. He also served as president of the Chardon Lion's Club. He was an avid Ham Radio operator (K8VYT & K8LP) and started the first 4-H Ham Radio Club in Geauga County.
Survivors are his children, Rev. Leslie A. (Beryl) Peine of Canton, Karen S. (Richard) Knierim of Concord Township, William J. (Susan) Peine of McLean, Va., and Connie J. (Warren) Williams of Charlotte, N.C.; grandchildren, Mark (Leigh) Peine, Susan (Nick) Laughton, Sarah (Jerod) Oldham, Ken, Keith and Kathy Knierim, Nathan Peine, Colin(Meredith) Lasch and Ian (Loren) Lasch; and great-grandchildren, Ann, Emily, Olivia Oldham and Liesl Peine and Amelie Lasch.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma F. (nee Collins) Peine; father, Robert Warner; mother, Hazel (nee Williamson) Peine; stepfather, William Peine; and brother, Charles Peine.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Chardon United Methodist Church, 515 North St., Chardon. The Rev. Leslie Peine of Church of the Lakes United Methodist Church in Canton and Rev. Daniel Drew of the Chardon United Methodist Church will officiate. Private family burial will be held at Protestant Cemetery in Chardon Township.
The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church prior to the service.
Contributions are suggested to Chardon United Methodist Church, 515 North St., Chardon, OH 44024.
Arrangements are being handled by The Burr Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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