Donald "Don"'s Story

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A day of rest has come to Donald "Don" Allen Sheranko, 80, of Montana Mines, when Jesus called him home Sunday (Jan. 8, 2017) at United Hospital Center following a short battle of cancer.
He was born July 17, 1936 at Montana Mines, a son of the late Mike Sheranko and Lilly (Elles) Sheranko.
Don was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, the love of his life, Sandra "Sandy" (Baker) Sheranko in March 2011.
He graduated from East Fairmont High School in 1954 and attended Fairmont State College. He served his country from 1956-58 with the United States Marines. His new assignment is to guard the entrance to Heaven with his fellow Marines. He retired from Westinghouse/North American Philips as a Machine Attendant in the Seal Beam Headlight division.
Don was avid sportsman and a member of the West Virginia Sportsman Association as well as a life member of the National Rifle Association. He was proud supporter of Donald Trump. He also enjoyed bowling at Fairmont Bowling Center.
A devoted husband, father and grandfather he is survived by two daughters, Donna Wood and her husband Terry of Fairmont and Tracy Sheranko of Columbus, Ohio; five grandchildren, Kanardo Davis, Keyan Davis, Kambren Davis, Drew Green and his partner, Raven Johnson and Mollie Green-Cain and her husband Andrew Cain; and great-grandchildren, Lucy Cain, Kamia Davis and Kanardo Davis II. Also surviving is his sister, Gloria Joyce Wellek of Fairmont; a special nephew, Wayne Gibson and his wife Robin Urquhart-Gibson of Fairmont; as well as several additional relatives. In addition to his parents and wife, Donald was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Sheranko and a sister, Joan Koval. Mr. Sheranko's family would like to thank the staff of United Hospital Center for their wonderful care during his illness.
The friends and family may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant Street, Fairmont. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor David Luffy officiating.
Interment will follow at Mount Zion Cemetery. Full military services will be conducted at graveside by the Marion County Military Veterans Council Honor Guard.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.carpenterandford.com.
Published on January 10, 2017
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