FERRARI, George B., 82, of Weirton, WV, died Friday, January 18, 2013, at the Valley Hospice Care Center North, in Steubenville, OH.
Born on March 9, 1930, in Colliers, WV, George was a son of the late Louis and Irmalinda Faggini Ferrari. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Ferrari, on May 15, 2004.
George served in the U.S. Army in the 86th Heavy Tank Battalion 3rd Armored Division.
During his career, George was the co-owner of the Tri State Truck Service. He later joined Tom’s Express before he was named manager of national accounts for Compass Trucking. George retired in 2000 from Comprehensive Logistics, Youngstown, OH.
An avid golfer, George was a member of the Williams Country Club for 47 years, where he served on the Board of Directors when the Club was purchased by the members from National Steel. He was also a member of the Cove Presbyterian Church, and the Weirton Lodge 171 AF & AM , the Hancock Lodge 14 R.A.M., and a former member of the Weirton Salvation Army Advisory Board.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Elaine Raveaux Ferrari; his two nephews, David L. and Luanne Ferrari of Weirton, WV and Dorin and Kathy Ferrari of Las Vegas, NV; and a niece Dorene and Nick Zanke of Bellaire, OH.
Friends and relatives will be received from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main St., Weirton.
Funeral services for George will be private. Dr. Ed Rudiger will preside.
Interment will follow at Paris Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in George’s memory to the Cove Presbyterian Church 3404 Main St. Weirton, WV 26062 or to the Weirton Salvation Army 800 Cove Road Weirton, WV 26062.
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