BOARDMAN — Ethel L. Strange, 94, passed away Thursday afternoon, Sept. 17, 2020, at Sunrise Assisted Living, with her family at her side.
Ethel was born Jan. 4, 1926, in Youngstown, a daughter of Leo and Ruth Whan Gorby. She was raised in Youngstown and made her home in Boardman.
A graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, Ethel received her bachelor’s degree from Westminster College, where she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. Ethel was a secretary in the purchasing department of Youngstown Sheet and Tube and later served as the director of safety services for the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross. Her career at the American Red Cross also encompassed volunteering for 55 years and serving on the board for 28 years.
Active in the community, Ethel was a member of the Mahoning County Young Republicans and served as a part-time clerk at the Mahoning County Board of Elections. Ethel was a staff member of the National Aquatic School, where she was a water safety instructor…