John L. Ferraro Jr. 1938-2020

BOARDMAN — John L. Ferraro Jr., 81, passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, Aug. 30, 2020, at his home.

John was born Nov. 24, 1938, in Youngstown, a son of John L. Sr. and Ann Rockney Ferraro.

He was a 1956 graduate of Chaney High School. His working career started at the U.S. Steel Ohio Works; he finished at RMI Titanium in Niles as the general foreman, retiring in 2001.

After retirement, John worked part time in the pro shop at Mill Creek Golf Course. He was a member of St. Charles Church and enjoyed bowling, golfing and going on fishing trips to Canada.

John was a family man who enjoyed spending as much time with his family, especially his grandchildren, as he possibly could.

His first wife, the former Donna Jean Rosta, whom he married Sept. 10, 1960, passed away May 18, 1996.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, the former Ali “Alice” Stopnick, whom he married June 24, 2000; sons, Tony (Martina) Ferraro and John Ferraro; daughter, Michelle (Robert) Babik; sister, Linda (Nick) Pacura; grandchildren, Lindsey Ferraro, Ryan Babik, Anthony Ferraro, Jesse Ferraro, Eric Ferraro, Joey Ferraro, Sarah Ferraro and Elizabeth Ferraro; and one great-granddaughter, Bonnie Jean.

Along with his parents, and first wife, John was preceded in death by a sister, Judith Piper.

Calling hours are private.

There is a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated by the Rev. Philip Rogers 11 a.m. Friday, Sept 4, 2020, at St. Charles Church, which is open to the public. Attending the Mass will require wearing of a mask and that all social distancing guidelines are to be observed.

Interment will take place in Calvary Cemetery.

Material tributes can be made in John’s memory to St. Charles Church, 7345 Westview Drive, Boardman, OH 44512.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Fox Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.

Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneral home.org to view this obituary and send condolences.

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