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Lester "Kippy" "Pops" W. Custer

March 7, 1949 ~ October 23, 2020 (age 71)

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Lester W. “Kippy” Pops” Custer, of Masury, Ohio, passed away on Friday, October 23, 2020, while a patient at Hillcrest Hospital, Mayfield Heights, Ohio, following an extended illness. He was 71.

Lester was born March 7, 1949, in Sharon, Pennsylvania, a son to Arthur E. & Twila E. (Edinger) Custer.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, who owned and operated Masury Recycle for 11 years, as well as Kip’s Auto Service. In addition, he worked for Champion Mold & Plastics for a short time too.

He was a member of the Pentecostal Church, Sharpsville, Pennsylvania; Past-President of Hartford Optimist Club, where he was known for his haunted Halloween hayrides; and the Ohio Farm Bureau, where he was chairman of the young couples.

In his spare time, he enjoyed camping, movies, especially comedies, gardening, & spending time with family.

Survivors include: his wife, the former Charlotte J. Barlow, whom he married October 8, 1972; his son, Saul Custer (Sara), of Masury; his daughters, Heather King (Keith), of Solon, Ohio, Charlotte Sisic (Matthew), of Girard, Ohio, and Stella Young (Joseph), of Donora, Pennsylvania; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; and his brothers, Robert Custer (Myrtle J.), of Burghill, Ohio, and David Custer, of Mercer, Pennsylvania.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Arthur H. Custer.

In accordance to the family’s wishes, private services were observed.

Expressions of sympathy may be left for his family at

Coordination of this tribute for Mr. Custer was conducted by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director of Briceland Funeral Service, LLC, 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403. (330-509-3135)

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Brookfield, OH 44403

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