John Walford

WALFORD, John L., 58, of Bridgeport died Sunday, September 22, 2013, at East Ohio Regional Hospital Martins Ferry.

He was born April 16, 1955, in Wheeling, a son of the late Edwin J. and Margaret G. (Dinsmore) Walford.

He was a former educator for Belmont County, and president of Kirkwood Hobbies. He was a graduate of Bridgeport High School class of 1974, and he loved building and collecting toys.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Edwin D. “Dinny” Walford.

John is survived by his loving daughter, Theresa (Joe) Linerode of Bridgeport; grandchildren, Dorothy Johnson, and Joquin Pebble Jr.; a good friend, Lori Vincilione; several nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to a celebration of John’s life on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Wilson Funeral Home, Brookside. A family funeral will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Private interment will be held at Linwood Cemetery at a later date.

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John Walford

WALFORD, John L., 58, of Bridgeport, died Sunday September 22, 2013 at East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry. Arrangements are pending at Wilson Funeral Home 920 National Road Brookside.