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John Robert Spatafore Sr., 68, of Fairmont, passed away Wednesday (Sept. 14, 2016) at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
He was born Oct. 28, 1947, in Kilarm, son of the late Frank and Eva (Glover) Spatafore.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a special aunt, Martha Spatafore.
John worked at Electronic Control Systems, Four States Mine, West Virginia Miner's Health Safety & Training, and finished his career at West Virginia Mining Extension as an instructor.
He is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Carol (Thompson) Spatafore; three children, John Spatafore Jr. of Koons Run, Frank Spatafore and wife Jonna of Monongah, and Gina Croteau and husband Steve of Hilton Head; his three most precious granddaughters, Frankie Marie and Annie Renea of Monongah, and Abbey Marie of Pleasant Valley; his last surviving aunt, Rachel Glover Ouye of Bowie, Maryland; several cousins; and a very special friend who was like a brother, John Larry and his wife Linda.
He is also survived by several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jerry Thompson and wife Kathy of Mannington, Sandra Barton of Beaver, Pennsylvania, Samuel Joseph Thompson and wife Mary of McLean, Virginia, Rebecca Cole and husband Phil of Fairmont, Daniel Thompson and wife Letha of Monongah, and Bernadette Nagele and husband Ernest of Middletown, Maryland.
The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. today and 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Domico Funeral Home, 414 Gaston Ave. in Fairmont. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with his good friend, Ron Harris, officiating. Interment will follow at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Enterprise. Pallbearers will include his sons, John Jr. and Frank; his son-in-law, Steve Croteau; his brother-in-law, Dan Thompson; and friends, John Larry and Bob Colanero.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.domicofh.com.
Published on September 16, 2016
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