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Donald Ference

Donald M Ference

Wednesday, August 11th, 1954 - Sunday, October 25th, 2020
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Obituary

Donald M. Ference, 66, of Mentor, passed away Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, at University Hospital in Cleveland.
Born Aug. 11, 1954, in Steubenville, he had lived in Follansbee, W.Va., before moving to Mentor seven years ago.
He was a member of the Lion’s Club in Follansbee, W.Va., and was involved in theater presentations, plays and shows. Donald was a true thespian and enjoyed singing. He was a model builder of planes and cars, enjoying competitions and competing against other model builders.
Mr. Ference was a retired steelworker, working at Weirton Steel and Arcelor Mittal, USA with 38 years of service.
Donald was the loving husband of Linda L. (nee Wallace) Ference; stepfather of Kelly (Christopher) Taglieri, Kathy (Mark) Thompson, and Kammy (Rusty) Shields; cherished grandfather of Taylor, Alyssa, Brianna, Riley, Emily, Jonathan, and Anthony; brother of Robert Ference and Betty June (Lee) Thompson; and uncle of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Betty June (nee Elson) Ference.
A memorial gathering will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, followed by a 2 p.m. service at Hooverson Heights Church of Christ in Follansbee, W.Va.
Arrangements are entrusted to McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Homes in Willoughby and Mentor.
To leave condolences for the family, visit www.MCVfuneralhomes.com.
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A memorial gathering will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, followed by a 2 p.m. service at Hooverson Heights Church of Christ in Follansbee, W.Va.

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Tina Wallace

Posted at 11:53am
I cant believe you are gone...you touched the lives of so many; so kind, generous, and loving. Truly my favorite Uncle... I love you..T
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Sandy Ricciardi

Posted at 07:51am
My sympathies and prayers to Don's family. Don and I were classmates, first at St. Anthony's Grade School in Follansbee and then at Madonna High School in Weirton. He was always smiling and enjoyed making others laugh. Here's a photo of Don at our 35th high school reunion. Rest in peace.
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