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Thurin

Background Information

Employment History

President
Canton Chamber of Commerce

President
Davidson Dept. Store

President
Canton Retail Credit Bureau

Affiliations

Board Member
First Federal Savings and Loan Co.

Education



St. Francis Xavier College



St. John's High School



John Carroll University

Web References (2 Total References)


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Julius J. ThurinJulius J. Thurin, age 83, of Spokane, WA, died Sunday June 2, 2002.He was born Oct. 13, 1918 in Canton to Marion Viola (Maudru) Thurin.

He graduated from St. John's High School in Canton and attended John Carroll University and St. Francis Xavier College in Cleveland.He joined Thurin's, the family retail furniture business in 1940 as credit manager and remained with the company until 1960 serving as President from 1954-1960.He was active in the Canton business community serving as President of the Canton Retail Credit Bureau, President of the Canton Retail Merchants Assoc. from 1952-1954 and was elected President of the Canton Chamber of Commerce in 1956.He was on the Board of Directors of the First Federal Savings and Loan Co., from 1957-1960.In 1960, he accepted a position in DesMoines, IO as President of Davidson Dept. Store.In 1964 he moved to Phoenix, AZ to manage Barrows Furniture Co., until 1972 when he became a buyer for home furnishings at The Harris Dept. Store, San Bernardino, CA.In 1978 he moved to Spokane, WA to supervise the building of the Lazy Boy Showcase Shop which he managed until his retirement in 1985.Julius was an active member of various Catholic parishes throughout his life.He helped established the new Catholic Parish of Our Lady of Peace in Canton, and was chosen as one of the first Extraordinary Ministers for Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in San Bernardino.In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and James Thurin.He is survived by his wife, M. Elizabeth Polly (Grady) Thurin of Spokane, WA; a daughter, Kathy husband, Mike Hogan; grandson, Michael wife, Jill Hogan; granddaughter, Julie husband, Steven Fink; great-grandson, Michael Fink; great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Fink all of Omaha, NE; three brothers, Louis Thurin of Minerva, David Thurin of Minneapolis, MN and John Thurin of South Bend, IN; a sister, Mrs. Richard (Mary Elizabeth) Freeman of Incline Village, Nevada and many nieces and nephews.Mass of Christian Burial will be held St. Mary's Catholic Church in Spokane, WA Friday at 10:00 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to American Lung Assoc. Funeral arrangements by the Hennessey Valley Funeral Home (509) 926-2423.(Gotschall-Hutchison,330-868-4900)


cantonrep.com

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Julius J. ThurinJulius J. Thurin, age 83, of Spokane, WA, died Sunday June 2, 2002.He was born Oct. 13, 1918 in Canton to Marion Viola (Maudru) Thurin.

He graduated from St. John's High School in Canton and attended John Carroll University and St. Francis Xavier College in Cleveland.He joined Thurin's, the family retail furniture business in 1940 as credit manager and remained with the company until 1960 serving as President from 1954-1960.He was active in the Canton business community serving as President of the Canton Retail Credit Bureau, President of the Canton Retail Merchants Assoc. from 1952-1954 and was elected President of the Canton Chamber of Commerce in 1956.He was on the Board of Directors of the First Federal Savings and Loan Co., from 1957-1960.In 1960, he accepted a position in DesMoines, IO as President of Davidson Dept. Store.In 1964 he moved to Phoenix, AZ to manage Barrows Furniture Co., until 1972 when he became a buyer for home furnishings at The Harris Dept. Store, San Bernardino, CA.In 1978 he moved to Spokane, WA to supervise the building of the Lazy Boy Showcase Shop which he managed until his retirement in 1985.Julius was an active member of various Catholic parishes throughout his life.He helped established the new Catholic Parish of Our Lady of Peace in Canton, and was chosen as one of the first Extraordinary Ministers for Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in San Bernardino.In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and James Thurin.He is survived by his wife, M. Elizabeth Polly (Grady) Thurin of Spokane, WA; a daughter, Kathy husband, Mike Hogan; grandson, Michael wife, Jill Hogan; granddaughter, Julie husband, Steven Fink; great-grandson, Michael Fink; great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Fink all of Omaha, NE; three brothers, Louis Thurin of Minerva, David Thurin of Minneapolis, MN and John Thurin of South Bend, IN; a sister, Mrs. Richard (Mary Elizabeth) Freeman of Incline Village, Nevada and many nieces and nephews.Mass of Christian Burial will be held St. Mary's Catholic Church in Spokane, WA Friday at 10:00 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to American Lung Assoc. Funeral arrangements by the Hennessey Valley Funeral Home (509) 926-2423.(Gotschall-Hutchison,330-868-4900)

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