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Basil "Buddy" Ference

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Basil "Buddy" Ference Obituary
STOW -- Basil "Buddy" Ference, 78, died April 1, 2013.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. in to the Russian Orthodox faith, he was a longtime resident of northeast Ohio, a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict where he served as a radar technician and had retired from NASA Lewis Research Center in 1989 after more than 25 years of service. A member of the American Legion, Basil was generous with both his time and money and enjoyed hosting family and friends. Spending time with his grandchildren and painting sceneries were his favorite hobbies.

Preceded in death by his wife, Geneva "Pat"; and his daughter, Victoria; sisters, Helen and Marge; and brother, Archie; he is survived by his daughter, Karen (Joe) Clary; sons, John (Kay) and David (Sheila); grandchildren, Adrian (Marie), Brittany, Caleb, Nicole, Vickylynn (Chris), Rachel, Justin, Nathan, Seth and Jordyn; great-grandchildren, Aksel and Jasper; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Service will be held on Saturday, April 6 at 12 Noon at Redmon Funeral Home, where friends are invited for visitation from 10 a.m. until service time. Interment will be conducted at the Grove Street Cemetery in New London, Ohio at 3 p.m. on the same day. (REDMON, STOW, 330-688-6631)


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Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Apr. 4, 2013
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