Negley – Charles Richard Ferren, age 72, of Negley, died on April 23, 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic.
He was born on April 19, 1942, in Canton, OH, a son of the late Donald Ferren and the late Iva Malcuit Ferren.
He was a 1961 graduate of Tusky Valley High School. Chuck was a veteran of the United States Army and was a member of the American Legion Post #290 of Columbiana. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, in East Palestine and the Lake Tomahawk Sportsman Club. He worked as a purchasing manager for 25 years at International Mill Service in Pittsburgh. Chuck was a Mahoning County 4-H advisor for 17 years and served on the advisory board. He actively served on the Board of the Lake Tomahawk Property Owners Association for 9 years. He enjoyed golfing and fishing, but most of all spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne Kisha Ferren, whom he married on May 16, 1964; a daughter, Renee (Scott) Slocum of Huron, OH; two sons, Donald (Barbara) Ferren of Matthews, NC and David (Kristin) Ferren of San Marcos, CA; three brothers, Frank (Caryle) Ferren of Daytona Beach, FL, Gary Ferren of Beach City, OH and Donald (Wanda) Miller of Carrollton, OH. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Elizabeth and Allison Slocum, Clara and Janie Ferren, and Jason, Jessica and Andrew Ferren.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 2PM 5PM at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home in Columbiana.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10AM Monday, April 28, 2014 at St. Jude Catholic Church in Columbiana with the Rev. Christopher Cicero officiating where military honors will be performed by the Benjamin Firestone Post #290, American Legion.
Private burial will take place at a later date at the Columbiana Cemetery in Columbiana, OH.
Donations may be made by mail to the Cleveland Clinic-Heart Transplant Department PO Box 931517 Cleveland, OH 44193-1655 or online at www.giving.ccf.org
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