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John R. Ferry, Sr.

October 24, 1941 ~ October 12, 2018 (age 76)

Leetonia-John R. Ferry, Sr.,76, of Leetonia, passed away suddenly Friday, October 12, 2018 at the Salem Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Ferry was born October 24, 1941 in Leetonia, a son of the late Samuel and Mary Coccari Ferry and had lived in this are all of his life.

John had worked for Ohio Casualty Insurance and was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Leetonia. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Joe Williams Post #131 American Legion. He enjoyed fishing, bowling and sports and especially watching his grandchildren’s sports activities.

He is survived by his wife, the former Shirley Neff, whom he married May 2, 1964; his daughter, Mary Ann (Anthony) Trantham of Ravenna; his two sons, JR Ferry and his fiancé, Tammy Nicholas and Danny (Caroline) Ferry all of Leetonia; two sisters, Theresa Kulifay of Poland and Jensie (James) Campbell of Washingtonville and his grandchildren, Erin Trantham, Trent Ferry, Roman Ferry, Marco Ferry and Taran Ferry.

Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by his grandson, Stephen Trantham, two infant siblings, two sisters, Lina Everett and Rosie Chestnut and three brothers, Danny, Carmen and Joseph Ferry.

Family will receive friends from 5-8 pm Friday, October 19, 2018 at the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia.

A prayer service will begin at 10:30 am Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Woods-Rettig Funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Leetonia with Reverend G. David Weikart officiating.

Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

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