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Joseph R. Ferrari, Sr., age 89, a native of Orange, MA and former longtime resident of Wickliffe, OH, passed away peacefully on October 1 in Cincinnati. He touched many lives with his generosity and friendship. A WWII Navy veteran, whose career as a CPA at the IRS was followed by a second career at NEO Tax Co., Joe also served for many years on the school board of Wickliffe Public Schools. He and his wife, Marjorie, were among the founding members of Fellowship United Church of Christ in Wickliffe, OH. Loving husband to his wife of 66 years, Marjorie; father of Susan (Peter) Poulos, Joe (Ida), Philip (Beth), Nancy (Jim) Vieburg; grandpa of Jim (Bess) Covert, Dan Covert, Michelle (Pat) Watson, Nick (Brittany) Ferrari, Philip Ferrari, Julie Vieburg; great-grandfather of Brendan and Connor Watson; brother of Norma Caranci, Nellie Madden, Nancy Gates (Ervin), and Gene (Natalie) Ferrari. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Preceded in death by sisters Josephine Sahagian, Louisa Gelinas and brother Arthur Ferrari. Special thanks to the caring staff at Alois Alzheimer Center and Hospice of Southwest Ohio. Memorial service is Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Montgomery Presbyterian Church, 9994 Zig Zag Rd, Montgomery, OH 45242, preceded by visitation Saturday, at 10 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Joe's longtime church, Fellowship UCC, 30040 Ridge Rd., PO Box 84, Wickliffe, OH 44092, Montgomery Presbyterian Church, Alois Alzheimer Center Staff Benevolence Fund, or Foundation, Greenhills, OH, or the
Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Nov. 3, 2013