pat ferrar
Pat Anthony Ferrar (Pasqualine Ferrara) loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother, 84 of Wellsburg, WV formerly of Weirton, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2009 in Weirton Medical Center. He was born August 11, 1924 in Weirton the son of the late Antonio and Filemena (Parente) Ferrar. His brother Pasquale and sister Tresina Ferrara also preceded him. A graduate of Weir High School Class of 1942, he was a member of the football team and the track team. Pat served his country in the US Navy in the Asiatic Pacific Theater from 1943-1945. He received the following ribbons, Combat Action, Good Conduct, Victory Medal, American Defense, Asiatic Pacific Three Stars, Philippine Liberation Two Stars, Presidential Citation Philippine Government, and the Navy Occupation Medal Asia. Pat attended West Liberty State Teachers College and the College of Steubenville. Pat retired from National Steel Corporation where he had 30 years service as a cost accountant. He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Holy Name Society, Weirton Steel 25-Year Club, Knights of Columbus, Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Assembly, Madonna Athletic Board where he served as president and treasurer, American Legion Post 10, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 688, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 92 of Orange City, FL, Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 8093 and the District 19 in Debary, FL. For ten years he was a state inspector for the State of Florida's Veterans of Foreign Wars and won two All American Commander awards from the state of Florida. For 12 years he was also a Notary Public in Florida. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Gertrude (Kessler) Ferrar of Wellsburg, whom he married May 9, 1950; daughter Deborah Covey and her husband Paul of Steubenville, OH; son Patrick Ferrar of Wellsburg, WV; one step daughter Jackie Matthews of Garrettsville, OH; two granddaughters, one grandson, two great grand daughters, one great grandson, four step-grandchildren and six great grandchildren; and sister Marianne Palumbo of Lake Placid, FL. Friends will be received Sunday from 1-3 and 6-8 at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St, Weirton. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 12:30PM Monday at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church followed with Military Services conducted by the American Legion Firing Squad and the Weirton Honor Guard. The Reverend Father Dean Borgmeyer will officiate. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Madonna High School, 150 Michael Avenue, Weirton, WV 26062 or St. Joseph the Worker Church, 229 California Avenue, Weirton, WV 26062 Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. We we so saddened to hear about the passing of Mr. Ferrar. He seemed to be doing better, but he is now in a better place. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Our family will miss Pat’s presents in our lives. Although we are first cousins (by marriage) – because of an age difference he’s been more like a beloved Uncle to me. We have so many great memories of time spent together: the fun we had on vacations together – the chocolate buffet, the ice cold water he got us to jump in; and double admissions to the hospital in the middle of a trip to Disney; when I was young trips by myself from Columbus on the train to visit in the summer (getting punished along with Patrick for eating a whole loaf of bread on a dare from Father S.) – the rolls of nickles he gave us at the carnival. So many great memories….. I hope I told you often enough that I loved you! Loretta – Stan, Adam, Chris & Lance, Dillon and Falyn

  3. My name is Linda Chappell. I met Pat @ First Choice America which is where I work.I will truely miss him coming in and calling me with ?’s re: cd rates or the new coins,etc. He made my day.God Bless

  4. Pat and Debbie, Our deepest condolance in the loss of your father. We have many fond memories of his active life around Madonna High School. May God grant you the blessing of his memory as a good and fun loving man. Sincerely, Jim and Linda Pauchnik

  5. Deb (Covey-Bell) I am very sorry for the loss of your father. Please know I am thinking of you. If you need me, I am upstairs!! Love you, Carinci-Bell

  6. Deb… very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Penny Dotson

  7. Grand Dad…. I’m going to miss you! You were and are truly an inspiration to me and always had some advice or words of wisdom to share with me. Although I was your step-grandson, you always treated me like your own. As a divorced single father, that is role that I will be taking and you will continue to be in my thoughts and a role model in the future. You may be gone from here, but you will never be forgotten. I will miss you with all my heart. Grandma, Patrick and Debbie…and Mom… I know this time is hard, but Grand Dad will always be with us and is at peace in the kingdom in the sky. I look forward to seeing everyone soon and rejoicing in the great and fulfilling life Grand dad had. I am a better person for knowing him and consider myself to be blessed because of that. Thank you! Love, Scotty

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