CANFIELD - 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Asleep in Jesus. Joseph David Bianco, 84, passed away suddenly Wednesday morning at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Health Center.
He was born Nov. 11, 1935 in Harvey, West Virginia, a son of the late Joseph Luis and Elsie M. (Muncy) Bianco.
Dave was a chief train dispatcher for Conrail for 42 1/2 years, retiring in 1997. He was a dedicated and active member of Old North Church and volunteered his time in their food ministry and the library. Dave enjoyed RV adventures and traveled across the US. He also had a great interest in genealogy and stayed in close contact with all his family.
Dave is survived by his wife, Evelyn "Peggy" Stover, whom he married August 16, 1954; a daughter, Deborah (Thomas) Bianco-Ankrom of Canfield; a son, Joseph David (JoAnn) Bianco of Canfield; two grandchildren, JoVanna (Patrick) Bianco-Wilson and David (Briana) Bianco, three great grandchildren, Joseph Hunter Wilson, Patrick Harrison Wilson, and Gwendolyn Jo Bianco; two sisters, Myrtle Hatcher of Columbus, Ohio and Mary L. Wooten of North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Aileen Parsley Hall.
Private family graveside services were held at Green Haven Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers material tributes may take the form of donations to the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley, 962 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Youngstown, OH 44510 or the Mahoning Valley Second Harvest Food Bank, 2805 Salt Springs Rd, Youngstown, OH 44509.
Professional arrangements are being handled by Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Boardman-Canfield Chapel.
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