OBITUARY

Clifford Edward Lamborn

April 9, 1941June 10, 2018

Cliff Lamborn came roaring into the world in 1941 and left it quietly in 2018.

Cliff led a full life. As a young man, he experienced many adventures. He served our country in the United States Air Force, pit crewed for a race car team named the Blue Angels, rode for a short time with the Hell’s Angels, convinced a striking woman to marry him, and “settled down” to raise four kids on a little farm.

His work life included Republic Steel, building race car engines, Security at Massillon City Schools, and crafting Tiffany stained glass lamps of the highest quality.

He is preceded in death by his wife of many years, Sue Ann Lamborn; his oldest son, Michael Lamborn; and his brother, David Lamborn. He leaves behind his daughters, Christine Lamborn and Salli (James) Mayfield, and his son, Matt (Shannon) Lamborn and grandchildren/great-grandchildren: Eric (PJ), Dakota, Wyatt, Josey, Mattisen, Jack, Addie, Xavier, Reign, and Leighanna.

For the last eight years of his life, Cliff Lamborn chose to live very quietly, preferring the solitude of the farm and the company of his beloved, half-wit dog, Dozer. It is because of his nature (Cliff’s, not the dog’s) that the family has chosen to honor their father’s solitude with no memorial service. Please, if you knew Cliff, share a memory with the family. Arrangements under the direction of Karlo-Libby Funeral Home.

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REMEMBERING

Clifford Edward Lamborn

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Chris Kerns

June 28, 2018

Dear Lamborn family,
Cliff was a neighbor of mine years ago. He had such a great sense of humor and was oh so talented. I remember his portrait drawings. I was able to see some of his stained glass lamps which were outstanding. God bless Cliff and his entire family.

Karen Batchellor

June 18, 2018

I knew Cliff since we were neighbors in grade school. He was always kind and considerate and talented. He will be missed by many of us who knew him. God bless you Cliff!

Jim Zaiser

June 15, 2018

Sorry to hear about Butch. He was our "way older" cousin, a big man, strong. He was quiet but very pleasant, seemed happy. He always was working on something involving engines, we could see the work under his fingernails.

We never messed with Butch, never!!

He was a good man

Carol Krabill McAdow

June 15, 2018

My condolences to your family. Your father and I go back approximately 60 plus years when we attended the same school. I remember him as a quiet, reserved boy who was so very talented. He had such creativity, a talent that seems to have been a lifelong gift.
We were in the same school for a very short period of time until he moved. While our school time was short, Clifford was always a wonderful childhood memory. He had a gentleness, a quietness as a young boy that is not forgotten.

Blessings to you and yours.

Carol Krabill McAdow

Barb Blachly

June 14, 2018

Salli,
So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Take care.

Bob Zaiser

June 14, 2018

Butch was my mystery cousin. I admired and feared him at the same time. I was always excited when I knew Butch would be at Uncle Lefty and Aunt Louise's home, when we visited. It meant something would be exciting...just not sure where it would go.

Only great memories of Butch. Rest in Peace Butch.

Bobby

Judi Schmitt

June 12, 2018

I am so very sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. As the former owner of Gallery in the Vault in Wooster, OH, I just have to say how honored I was to call him a friend. His Tiffany style lamps were the highest quality stained glass I have ever seen. Everyone who owns one of his lamps owns a masterpiece. He was such a gentle, kind man; one who was incredibly modest. Chrissy and Matt...I only know of you, but just know he was a noble man that was really one of the most talented men I know. Even though we haven’t been close since the Gallery closed, I always think of him when I see Chrissy’s paintings and hear of the magnificent safes that Matt restores and paints. Your Dad was a true treasure. He will be missed.

FROM THE FAMILY