Walter Fornal

FORNAL, Walter P., 90, of Barton died Wednesday March 13, 2013, at East Ohio Regional Hospital Martins Ferry.

He was born September 2, 1922 in Crescent, OH, a son of the late Joseph and Anna (Klotz) Fornal.

He was a retired equipment operator for Tri-State Asphalt Co., a member of St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church Colerain, a lifetime member of the DAV, the former Bridgeport Eagles Aerie 995, the Operating Engineers Local 18, and a veteran of WW II in the US Navy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Florence (Eddy) Fornal, brothers Joe, John and Stanley Fornal.

Walter is survived by his sons, George (Allison) Kellas of Virginia Beach, VA, and Tom Kellas of Canton, brothers, Richard (Carol) Fornal of Winterville, and Frank of Parma, sisters, Mary Ann Nagy of Barton, and Henrietta Schirripa of Wheeling, four grandchildren, Kurtis (Karen) Kellas, Brandon (Jessica) Kellas, Kyle (Christine) Kellas, and Megan Kellas, two great-grandchildren, Joshua and Savannah Kellas.

Friends are invited to a celebration of Walters’s life on Sunday from noon-3 and 6-8 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home 920 National Road Brookside. And then on Monday from 9 a.m. till time of Funeral Liturgy with Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church Colerain, with Fr. Dale Tornes officiating.

Interment in Union Cemetery St. Clairsville. Wake service will be recited on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

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