YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Mr. Clarence N. Boles, 72, departed this earthly life on Monday, December 20, 2021 in Youngstown, Ohio. 

He was born on September 22, 1949, in Cleveland, Ohio to Marie Boles.

Mr. Boles graduated high school and received a bachelor’s degree from Fisk University.

He then relocated to Chicago, Illinois and worked at Ford Motor Company for several years before returning to the Cleveland area in 1983.

On January 1, 1995 he married the former Elatrice Coleman.

Two decades ago Mr. Boles was elected as a member to the Youngstown School Board. Later was elected as 6th Ward Councilman. He was a published author of ”O-Minus,” a radio personality for WASN-AM and a managing editor for “ The Buckeye Review.” He was a great debater and would not back down even if you felt the truth was too revealing or uncomfortable.  

He leaves to cherish his wonderful memories his wife, Elatrice; his brother, James (Deloris) Boles of Cleveland; two sons, Lawrence Boles of Akron, Ohio and Christopher Boles of Cleveland; daughter, Elizabeth (Jason) Marie Grimes-Boles of Columbus, Ohio; stepdaughter, Kimberly M. Copeland of Youngstown, Ohio; grandchildren, Adriana (Eric) Fenimore of Las Vegas, Nevada, Specialist Ryan R. Rivers of Bristol, Tennessee, Rory J. Rivers of  Las Vegas, Nathaniel Mustafa Alexander of Columbus and Mackenzie Spain of Columbus; great-grandchildren, Ari M. Rivers and Kiyan I. Rivers and a host of family and friends.  

He was preceded in death by his mother; three sisters, Delois, Eunice and Barbara; two brothers, Theodore and Gilbert Boles and stepson, Walter Lee Copeland III.  

Viewing and visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., followed by a memorial service from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., at Cremation & Funeral Service by Gary S. Silvat, Inc., 3896 Oakwood Avenue, Austintown, OH 44515.

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A television tribute will air Monday, December 27 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV.