NILES - Roger G. Ferko, 71, died at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at The Cleveland Clinic.
He was born Oct. 20, 1940, in Warren, the son of George and Mary Bretzik Ferko.
He was a 1958 graduate of Niles McKinley High School and employed as a chemical lab analyst at WCI Steel for 41 years, retiring in 2000.
Roger was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, enjoyed playing pool, golfing, bowling, horse racing, an avid sports fan, and a United States Army National Guard veteran, having served six years as a military policeman.
Roger, who was a loving fiance, father and grandfather, and known for his laugh, will be deeply missed by his fiancee' Danette Manusakis of Niles; two sons, Rick M. (Christine) Ferko of Columbus and Roger J. (Mary) Ferko of Brooklyn, Mich.; a daughter Lauren Manusakis of Niles; a sister Carol (Nick) Zordich of Niles; five grandchildren, Jason Lefebvre, Christopher Lefebvre, Elaina Ferko, Justine Ferko and Kyle Ferko.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at The Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles where The Mount Carmel Bereavement Ministry will conduct prayers at 7:30 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Niles with the Rev. John-Michael Lavelle officiating, preceded by a 9:30 a.m. prayer service at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Niles City Cemetery.
Material contributions can be made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 381 Robbins Ave, Niles, OH 44446.
Family and friends can view this obituary, sign the guest book and send email condolences at www.josephrossifuneralhome.com.