Funeral scheduled for former GOP senator and Ohio governor


CLEVELAND (AP) — A funeral Mass for former U.S. senator, Ohio governor and Cleveland mayor George Voinovich will be held later this week.

The funeral home handling arrangements for the Voinovich family on Monday confirmed times and locations for calling hours and Voinovich’s funeral. The 79-year-old Republican stalwart died in his sleep Sunday at his Cleveland home.

Calling hours have been set for 2-4 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home in Willoughby Hills. The funeral home says the city of Cleveland is arranging a ceremony to honor Voinovich on Thursday. No details on the ceremony have been released.

Voinovich’s funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in the Cleveland suburb of Euclid followed by a burial at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon.

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