Valentine George Fersch

February 9, 1913 - July 18, 2001

02/09/1913 - 07/18/2001

Past Services

Sunday July 22, 2001
8:00 pm - 8:00 pm
15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, OH 43920
330-382-0600 | Directions
Monday July 23, 2001
Columbiana County Memorial Park
16078 Irish Ridge Road
East Liverpool, OH 43920
330-385-2190 | Directions
Monday July 23, 2001
10:30 am
15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, OH 43920
330-382-0600 | Directions

Valentine Geroge Fersch

Age 88

Valentine George Fersch 88, of Parkway, East Liverpool, Ohio died Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at East Liverpool City Hospital following a lengthy illness.

He was born in East Liverpool, Ohio on February 9, 1913 and was the son of the late Louis and Barbara Kummet Fersch.

Living most of his life in the East Liverpool and Wellsville area, Mr. Fersch retired as the owner and operator of Fersch’s Paint and Wallpaper, Contracting and Retailing Company. He formerly had worked as a baker at the Kaiser and Frantz Bakeries and later worked a short time at the former Crucible Steel Company. He attended Vocational School, the Chicago Baking Technical Institute and was a lifetime member of the Painters Local Union of Youngstown, Ohio. Mr. Fersch was a member of the Oakland Free Methodist Church, where he served in many capacities.

He is survived by his loving wife, Evelyn Rutter Fersch, whom he married October 4, 1935. Their marriage was the very first wedding ceremony to be performed in the Oakland Free Methodist Church.

He is survived by a son, James L. Fersch, Sr. and his wife Shirley L. of East Liverpool, OH; a daughter, Barbara M. Scott and her husband, William of East Liverpool, OH; 6 Grandchildren, James Fersch, Jr. and his wife, Grace of California, Diana L. Fersch of Lisbon, OH, Susan D. Robles and her husband, George of New Castle, PA, Karen Olenik and her husband David of Salem, OH, Marie A Houston and her husband, Robert of Poland,OH and R. Michael Perorazio, Jr. and his wife Cindy of Boardman, OH; 7 Great-Grandchildren, Robert P. Houston IV of Poland, OH, R. Michael Perorazio III of Boardman, OH, Ryan V. Houston of Poland, OH, Valerie Fersch of California, Stacey Llewellyn and her husband, Randy of Lisbon, OH, Zachary M. Robles of New Castle, PA and Logan M. Olenik of Salem, OH; one Great-Great-Grandson, Zander James Hull Llewellyn of Lisbon, OH.

Besides his parents, Mr. Fersch was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Louis Fersch and George Fersch; 3 sisters, Marie Beck, Dorothy Buchenthal and Elsie Freshwater; 2 grandchildren, Jeffery M. Fersch and Anita L. Fersch.

Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin-MacLean-Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Monday, July 23, 2001 at 10:30 AM with Rev. Delmar Logston of the church, officiating.

Burial will follow in Columbiana County Memorial Park.

The family will be present at the funeral home in Calcutta to receive friends on Sunday, July 22, 2001 from Noon to 2:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

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Harold and Debbie Haire
8 years ago

Dear Evelyn and Family,

Obviously, we have many fond memories of Valentine. He was very proud of being the oldest living member of Oakland Church. His gifts and interest remained high during my years as pastor there. We enjoyed a good friendship with lots of good story-swapping! He stopped by the church pretty often when he would see that I was there. He seemed to just enjoy being there. He had a good heart and a great love for his family. He was very proud of you, Evelyn. If I had known just a little sooner, I would liked to have come to the funeral; sorry! I do appreciate Rick Anderson for passing along the news and this site. Since moving from ELO, I have missed Val’s annual gift of delicious pound cake! :- Be assured of our prayers for you all!

Pastor Haire

Rick & Regina Anderson
8 years ago

So sorry to hear of Val’s passing. Our prayers are with you.

Louise Cowsert & Wilma Dick
8 years ago

Sorry to hear of Val’s Passing, I will always remember his faithful church attendance. Our prayers are with you at this time.

Beverly Reynolds
8 years ago

Val was a very sweet man. Evelyn you have our sympathy.

If we can do anything for you. Please call us.

Beverly and Virgil Reynolds