Sheldon Van Meter, Poland, Ohio Obituary


POLAND, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Sheldon L. Van Meter, 75, of Poland, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning June 29, 2022 at Hospice House in Poland.

He was born on June 3, 1947 in Petersburg, West Virginia, the son of Melvin and Audrey (Cox) Van Meter.

Sheldon graduated in 1965 from Struthers High School.

Sheldon had served as a reserve police sergeant for the Struthers Police Department. He had been a journeyman for LTV Steel until their closure in 1984. He retired from BASF in Elyria in 2007.

Sheldon had many hobbies, he enjoyed golfing, attending flea markets and auctions, watching old westerns and war movies, old cars, playing computer games and doing crossword puzzles.

He married the late Betty S. Rogers on June 24, 1967 and he married his second wife, Ruthann White on November 20, 2010.

Besides Ruthann, he leaves two daughters, Stephanie (Steve) Kovach of Austintown and Shelly (Roger) Lineberry of Lake Charles, Louisiana; a son Jonathon (Erika) of Elyria; seven grandchildren, Sara (Nathen Smith) Mahon, Joshua (Jennifer) Beshara, Christian (Hannah) Van Meter, Corey (Briana Hazelett) Radcliff, Sheila (Michael McElroy) Van Meter, Belinda (Michael, Jr.) Carter and Maximilian Van Meter; six great-grandchildren, John, Christian, Jr., Jeremiah, Skylar, Legend and Michael III; two sisters, two brothers-in-law; a sister-in-law; his second mother, Lois and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Sheldon was predeceased by two sisters and his stepmother, Mary Elizabeth White

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. at Faith Fellowship Church of God in Youngstown.

The family requests material contributions in the form of donations for final expenses.

Arrangements are being made by the Davis-Becker Funeral Home in Boardman. Condolences can be sent to

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A television tribute will air Monday, July 4 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.

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