Farming Rural 21

Russell Poling

October 10, 1935 ~ August 21, 2020 (age 84)


Russell Poling of Mineral Ridge passed away on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 5:31 a.m. after a tragic fire at his residence. He was 84.

Russell was born on October 10, 1935 in Barbour Co., WV, the son of the late Nathaniel and Martha Pitzer Poling.

He worked at Republic Steel as a press operator until his retirement when the company closed operations.

Russell enjoyed fishing and gardening in his younger years.

He is survived by his 2 sons, Jeff Poling and Rodney Poling both of Niles; 4 grandchildren, Raymond Kralik and Kayla Kralik both of Mineral Ridge, Jeffrey Poling and Tyler Poling both of Niles; and 4 great-grandchildren, Grace, Gavin, Tyler, and Zoey.

In addition to his parents, Russell was preceded in death by his daughter Robin Kralik, who also passed in the fire, and a granddaughter, Melissa Kralik.

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At Russell’s request, there will be no calling hours or funeral services.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Wm Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services 614 Warren Ave. Niles, OH 44446.

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