Valentine Geroge Fersch
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.