Joseph R. Ferrari Sr., 89, native of Orange, Mass., and former longtime resident of Wickliffe, passed away peacefully on Oct. 1, 2013, 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.
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; and brother of Norma Caranci, Nellie Madden, Nancy Gates (Ervin), and Gene (Natalie) Ferrari. He also was survived by many nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Josephine Sahagian and 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, Nov. 9, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Montgomery Presbyterian Church, 9994 Zig Zag Road, Montgomery, Ohio, preceded by visitation Saturday 10 a.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Joe's longtime church, Fellowship UCC, 30040 Ridge Road, P.O. Box 84, Wickliffe, OH 44092, Montgomery Presbyterian Church, Alois Alzheimer Center Staff Benevolence Fund or Foundation in Greenhills, Ohio, or the
Published in www.News-Herald.com on Nov. 3, 2013