David Fone

David Fone

May 7, 1944 May 28, 2020

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Obituary for David Harold Fone

Columbiana, Ohio- David H. Fone, 76, of Jane Street passed away Thursday, May 28, 2020 at the UPMC – Passavant Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania following a brief illness.

Born May 7, 1944 in East Liverpool, Ohio, he was a son of the late Paul and Maude Carpenter Fone. A lifetime area resident, he was retired from the Ferro Corp. as a foreman in 1999. He was a member of the CNC of Columbiana, was an avid fisherman and mostly he adored his family.

His wife, Fay Gillespie Fone, whom he married August 17, 1964 survives at home. Others left behind to cherish his memory are two daughters, Trudy Griffin and her husband, Timothy of Caldwell, Idaho and Jill Mercer and her husband, Shawn of Columbiana, Ohio; and two sons, Randy Fone and his wife, Dawn of Nampa, Idaho and Eric Fone of Columbiana. There are ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He also leaves behind three sisters, Barbara Cunningham and her husband, Doug, Carol Keyes and Phyllis Fone; and two brothers, James Fone and his wife, Carolee and Kenny Fone.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Lillian “Sis” Hornbeck; and by two brothers, Paul Fone and Lewis “Sonny” Thompson.

In compliance with Ohio State regulations with concerns of the COVID-19 virus, a private service will be held on Monday at Columbiana County Memorial Park where David will be buried. The Dawson Funeral Home in East Liverpool, Ohio is in charge of all local arrangements and encourages everyone to reach out to the family electronically at:

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    Monday, June 1st, 2020 | 10:00am
    Columbiana County Memorial Park
    16078 Irish Ridge Road
    East Liverpool, Ohio
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    Monday, June 1st, 2020

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Carol keyes

"David Fone" will remain in our hearts forever.
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Joyce Gillespie Clark

So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Thinking of y'all. Love you.
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I remember my brother Dave making me homemade French fries and they were done in a case iron skillet with lard. The were the best fries. I am sure going to miss him .
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Gary Chaney

We, the family of Fay's cousin, Mary Bragg Chaney, heartfeltly leave our condolences. Our prayers and thoughts are with you in these unfortunate circumstances. We will continue to pray for the wellness of Fay and her family. God bless you all.
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