David Patrick Ozzy Marling

March 5, 1967 - September 16, 2009

03/05/1967 - 09/16/2009

Past Services

Visitation
Friday September 18, 2009
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, OH 43947
Directions
Cemetery
Saturday September 19, 2009
Greenwood Cemetery
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0270 | Directions
Service
Saturday September 19, 2009
10:30 am
St. Mary's Catholic Curch
Shadyside, OH 43947
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DAVID PATRICK “OZZY” MARLING 42 of Shadyside, Ohio died Wednesday September 16, 2009 at his home.

He was born March 5, 1967 in Bellaire, Ohio a son of James F. Marling and Rose Marling Grammer.

Ozzy was a Catholic by faith and an employee of the Country Club Retirement Campus in Bellaire, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by two infant children, Samuel Luke and Taylor Rae Marling and his maternal grandparents, Alice Godsell and Edward Mark Culleton and his paternal grandparents, James A. and Leona E. Marling.

Surviving are his parents, James F. Marling of Shadyside, Ohio and Rose Marling Ed Grammer of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, one son, David Patrick Marling, II of Shayside, Ohio, two sisters, Kathleen Randy Persinger of Delmar, Delaware and Dianne Ed Good of Shadyside, Ohio and one brother, James “Bibby” Marling of Bellaire, Ohio. Also eight nieces and nephews. Melissa and Scott Persinger, Selena, Elaine and Jed Marling and Ed Mark, Emily and Austin Good and his special girl, Regan and his faithful companion, Smokey.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 3900 Central Avenue on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at the St. Mary Catholic Church in Shadyside, Ohio on Saturday at 10:30 am with Fr. Samuel R. Saprano, the Celebrant. Interment in the Greenwood Cemetery in Bellaire, Ohio.

Vigil services will be held on Friday at 2:30 pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Educational Trust fund for David Patrick Marling, II, c/o Belmont Savings Bank, Bellaire, Ohio 43906.

Share your thoughts and memories with Ozzy’s family at altmeyer.com.

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John D. Longwell
7 years ago

Davids Family,

I am very sorry for your loss

Joe and Carmel Safcsak
7 years ago

Dear Dianne, Ed, and family, WE were so sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. Please extend our deepest sympathy to your parents also. We will keep you in our prayers. Take care of yourselves, Joe and carmel Safcsak and family

DONNA ELSON
7 years ago

Dear Marling Family I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Carolyn Kaluger Glaub
7 years ago

Dear Rose and Jim,

My sister in law,Nancy sent me a note regarding your son’s death. I am so sorry for your loss. It has been years since I last saw you but I do remember your kindness. I will pray for peace for both of you and blessed memories to cherish.

Carolyn Kaluger Glaub

Margie Rowan
7 years ago

Dear Rose,

I am so sorry to hear of David’s death. He was too young to leave this world. Life is so unpredictable. My Mom is still living at 92 and will turn 93 in a month. My sister Harriett only lived to be 37 and your David 42. Where is the justice in that? My thoughts are with you at this terribly sad time. Best regards, Margie

Mark Koonce
7 years ago

Dear Rose,Jim,Bibby,Dianne and Kathy ;

I’m so sorry to hear about David OZZY. It was very disturbing news to hear. I know we lost touch with each other in recent years, but he was always in our prayers. I remember all the yrs. of growing up together and the fun times we had !! He will be missed very much. He was one person no matter what was going on in your life, he could always bring a smile to your face. I for one wish I had not lost touch with him. You folks are in our prayers and thoughts.

Jane Davis Lucey
7 years ago

Deepest Sympathy at this difficult time. May your good memories give you comfort.

barbara gray
7 years ago

i am really sorry for lost.

Jim Payne
7 years ago

I am so sorry to hear this news. I haven’t been back to Shadyside in over 10 years so I just got the news from my aunt, Margie Rowan.

Jim “Bibby”, I’m thinking about you and all of your family right now. I always enjoyed hanging with guys when I visited and I know how close all of you are to each other. I wish I were there right now to celebrate David’s life with you all and to express my heartfelt condolences in person.

Pat Nemeth
7 years ago

I did not know Ozzy, but wanted to express my condolences and sincerest sympathy to the family on the loss of your dear one. Mom Rose was a very special student of mine. Hang on to your memories, and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Pat Nemeth

Perry McGee and Vickey Jernigan
7 years ago

I hope and believe The OzzMan is as happy now as he was in life.

Eric Koonce
7 years ago

I wanted to send my condolences. I am extremely sorry this happened. I believe that he is in a much better place and is at peace.

Tracey Morgan Conforti
7 years ago

I will miss my friend “Mars” and seeing him around town on my trips home to Shadyside. We talked for a while this past summer at the loop party and he still had that same sense of humor that he had all through school…I will always remember my friend.

BULLHORN
7 years ago

I’M SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. OZZY WAS A GREAT PERSON MY BEST FRIEND AND BROTHER.THE WORLD LOST A GREAT PERSON.

LOVE YOU ALL

BULLHORN

David marling II
7 years ago

its been almost 3 years since i lost my dad and i still miss him everyday i thank all of you for your condolences and sympathy towards me in my family RIP dad love forever your son david

Cathy A. McMahon-Dierkes
7 years ago

Knew “Mars” since kindergarten. Have sooo many fond memories as we grew up, just spoke to him this past week at the football game. God be with his family, and friends at this time of sorrow.

Toughts, prayers and love.

Matt Wilson
7 years ago

Ozzy was a rare breed of preson, he always knew how to make everyone laugh, he could make me laugh when i thought nothing could.He was one of the most enojyable people to be around.I will truely always miss him. R.I.P Ozzy we all love you.

Diana Hughes
7 years ago

Rose,Jim,Bibby,Dianne,and Kathy,

I am so so sad to hear about David. I keep thinking about when I was at your house all the time when he was just 12 or 13. He would always call me “Girl” and I always called him “Boy”. I mainly remember a lot of laughing with him. Calling out “Hose Nose Rose” and Rose chasing him around the loop through the living room and dining room. I would yell at him for not cleaning up his messes and he would just laugh and bolt up the stairs taking 3 at a time with his long lanky frame. I remember him hugging on Norman and just loving him to death and making him bark like crazy and making Rose yell like crazy!! I had not seen David in a long time, but I know he knew how much you all loved him, and I hope that gives you comfort. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

All our love, Diana and Phil

MICHELLESTRONGMARKEY
7 years ago

SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS OZZY.HE WAS ALWAYS SUCH A GOOD GUY , AND LIKED BY MANY HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL.TRISH AND MICHELLE STRONG ,TAMMY HEATH ALL OF MOUNDSVILLE

Jody and Tara
7 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers and in our thoughts.

Eddie & Angel Fiquris
7 years ago

We are sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Dave will be sadly missed.

Ashly & Jessica Barnett
7 years ago

Will be missed dearly Ozz always thinking of you and will remain forever in our hearts

we love you

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Snow Wilson,Bill Newell
7 years ago

Yesterday, I lost more than a friend, I lost someone who was more

like a brother to me. I will miss your sarcastic sense of humor, your

intellegence, your laugh, your loyalty, your visits, the idea of always knowing I had you there talk to. My world is so much more

emptier without you. I will keep you in my head and heart. Rest In Peace Oz, I love you.

Kathleen Marling Persinger
7 years ago

Davis, tomorrow it will be six years since your death. Every single day I miss you. For such a long time, I would pick up the phone to call you or wait for you to call me You always called just to talk and tell me things about your life, your son, your dreams. You were so excited when my friend,Connie gave you a practically new computer and you registered for college. After you died, mom got your acceptance letter from the college. You were going to spread your wings and change the world. Sometimes I think the world looses so much when these companies on want to see that diploma. The smartest people I have ever know did not graduate from college, some did not even graduate from high school. Dianne was able to finally get angry at you as she went through the stages of grief. I guess I should get mad at you, but I just cannot. You told me often about your pain; physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. When we were together you would let your guard down and tell me the severity of your pain, the oppression that weighed on you. By the way David, I am a little aggravated because you do not visit me at all. You have visited dad several times. You know the way we were with each other. We did not need words to communicate. Somehow we always knew when the other needed us. Remember when Samuel was born. You called me and said it was a boy. I asked you if his name was Samuel. You did not even bother to tell me yes, because you had already told me, just like you did not have to tell me he was dead. Remember at the graveside as I was standing by you, you told me that “he was with Grandma and he would be ok now.” One request David, could you somehow let me know who “Gomser” is David everyday I love more than the day before. XOXOXOX

Your dark-haired oldest sister
6 years ago

Today David, I want to thank you for protecting me from the deer when I went home last week. I felt you in the car with me. When that deer stopped short in his tracks and just looked at me, I know why you were in the car with me. I miss you every single day and still cannot get angry with you. Dianne told me when I was home last week that she knew you were in heaven because this earth was your hell. But I know you are in heaven for two reasons: 1) evidently I saw you there when I died in the car accident and 2) ALMIGHTY FATHER GOD promised me. I will love you forever.

Your dark-haired oldest sister
6 years ago

Thank you for saving me from the deer

Your dark-haired oldest sister
6 years ago

David I still love you

Kathleen Persinger
2 years ago

David. It will soon be 11 years since you left me here and everyone else. You know how cold and frightening and sad this world is at times I am so sorry I could not get home and stop you. I would have given you everything I had and every penny of money to have kept you from that decision that night. I would have traded places. I would have done any thing. But you knew I knew and I was trying to get home to you. But I realize that I would not have made it no matter how hard I tried. You just could not stay here in this world one more day. You were racked with the emotional, physical, and spiritual pain that had reached new heights. By the way, thanks for the visit the other morning. Knowing I would hear you was a given, but you know I am always awake and sane when I hear the dead. You know that the girls see them. But I have only ever heard them and felt their presence. Thanks for saving from the deer on the ramp up to Moundsville that night. I felt you get in the car when we passed the plant. Those people who did not keep you there because all they wanted was the government paying a lot of your salary. Then letting all or most of the people go just before the six month deadline. That was all you ever dreamed about; to work n Dad’s plant. It made me sick that those low- life’s did not listen to GOD. The government should have caught on eventually. I was so angry. It is a good thing I am not a fighter. I would have gone through that plant gate with a bulldozer and tore through that locked fence they double bolted. All the years I grew up, I went to meet Dad at the plant, not too long after we moved the (Washington Avenue) 41rst Street I walked as far as I could and would meat Dad walking home. He walked home a lot. I loved walking home with him. He was always or almost always the last person out that plant door from his shift. He did not see any reason to hurry because he was driving, he did not see any reason to hurry to his car and get in a long line of cars waiting to get one Route 7. The one thing that International did that was wrong is that they screwed their employees to the point that quality was just not important as it was before. I could tell because when I was waiting for Daddy at the door, those were proud workers coming out of that plant. They would say, “We make the best parts in all the company. We build solid parts. We are the best of International Harvester. What a sad commentary of company’s leaders, CEO’s and all the other bigwigs. They destroyed their own company because of their greed and corruption. It is really sad when you think about what area of the country it was located, right smack dab in Appalachia where there is a culture of hardworking, loyal, tenacious, but do not cross them breed of people. It is happening now and has been happening in great waves since the 80’s. The leaders of most companies get hundreds of millions in salaries and even more in stock options. They can never spend that money. But the average working stiff cannot make enough for an even middle American lifestyle. You know what happen to Tome, Greece, all the ancient governments and also the panics and the Great Depression. The greater the division of wealth in a society will determine the quickness of those people. The ones in charge know this, they have had training I. Economics. But as long as they secure their position and wealth, they think they will be OK. They ARE Fools. An lastly David, could you please tell me what you wanted me to wake up and do. I am not sure. Hope you do not let me in flux for another 10+ years. David, I love you more and more everyday because I feel you with me. David you got some new arrivals up there. Maybe you can show them the ropes. Also, if you would ask Daddy to let me know why he did this to me. I am not mad at him for dying, I am furious in the situation I am in with this mess. Ok, I will check with your David and see if he wants to have anything of Fad’s