MARION, Ohio — William W. “Bill” Luse, a former president of the Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA), died Feb. 24 at his home at the age of 95. Luse served on the TCATA Board of Directors in the late 1960s and was association president in the early 1970s.
Luse was born Aug. 7, 1927, in Springfield, Ohio. He attended The Ohio State University, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1949, he married Donna Ruth Clark.
He owned and operated Half Hour Laundry, Marion County’s first laundromat. Luse and his father ran the family business, Marlyn Chemical Co., manufacturing and selling commercial drycleaning and laundry supplies throughout the United States and Canada.
Surviving Luse are his companion, Judy Roberts; his children, William C. Luse, Barry Luse, Bunny Britton and Brian Luse; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, William K. Luse; mother, Mary Patterson; 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 St., Fremont, OH 43420.
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