HOWARD — George P. “Galliano” Ferri, 80, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at Knox Community Hospital, Mount Vernon.
He was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church in Danville and the Gahanna Lions, past president of Rockwell Management Club, S.F.I., and National Management Man of the Year, retired management employee of Rockwell International after 40 years of service. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and graduate of Franklin University and Central Michigan University with a master’s degree in management.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Adelina Indiciani Ferri and Galliano Ferri; sister, Theresa M. Ferri Skunza; brothers, Pietro Ferri and Ralph Ferri.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Alyce Jean Ferri of Howard; children, Barbara (Vic) Tantarelli of Sunbury, George Allen (Susan) Ferri of Gahanna, Sheryl (Scott) Sliwinski of Howard and Col. Philip (Kathy) Purcell of Richmond, Va.; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Angelina Ferri (Howard) Dotter of Centerburg; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and many dear friends.
Family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Long Funeral Home, 5528 Cleveland Ave., Columbus. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, Sept. 3, at 10 a.m. at St. Matthias Catholic Church, 1582 Ferris Road, Columbus, with the Rev. Father James T. Smith as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Lockbourne. Prayer vigil will be Thursday at 3:30 p.m. and a Service of Remembrance will be Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Arrangements by Skunza Funeral Service, 5528 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH 43231; (614) 895-3200; Rudolph P. Skunza Jr., director.