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In Memoriam: William ‘Bill’ Luse, Former TCATA President

Served on board in 1960s, started term as president in 1971

MARION, Ohio — William W. “Bill” Luse, a past president of the Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA) died Feb. 24 at his home here.

He was 95.

Luse served on the TCATA Board of Directors in the late 1960s and started his term as association president in 1971.

Luse was born Aug. 7, 1927, in Springfield, Ohio, and attended The Ohio State University. He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. He married Donna Ruth Clark in 1949.

Luse was the owner and operator of Half Hour Laundry, Marion County’s first laundromat. He and his father ran the family business, Marlyn Chemical Co. Inc., manufacturing and selling commercial drycleaning and laundry supplies throughout the United States and Canada. 

He is survived by his companion, Judy Roberts; children William C. Luse, Barry Luse, Bunny Britton, and Brian Luse; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren

Luse was preceded in death by his father, William K. Luse; mother, Mary Patterson; his wife of 56 years, Donna Ruth Luse; and granddaughter Sarah J. Luse.

Donations in Luse’s memory may be made to the Sarah Jean Luse Foundation, c/o Sandusky County Communities Foundation, 1245 Napoleon Street, Fremont, OH 43420.

In Memoriam: William ‘Bill’ Luse, Former TCATA President

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