David J. Ferenczi

May 15, 1937 - September 7, 2021
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David J. Ferenczi, age 84 of Lima, passed 12:55 p.m., Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Otterbein-Cridersville Senior Life. He was born May 15, 1937 in Lima, Ohio to the late Steve and Mary Lucas Ferenczi. On December 19, 1970 he married Dorothy B. Peart who passed October 22, 2020.

David enlisted into both the United States Marine Corps and the United States Army serving in Germany. He held several college degrees including a BSED and BSBA. He began his working career as a professor at Ohio University and then Bowling Green University. He later taught with the Lima City School System and Bath Schools. David and his wife were members of St. John’s Catholic Church in Lima.

He is survived by a nephew – Edward W. (Marian) Ferenczi, Jr. of Lima; a great niece – Cheryl (Edgar) Deem; 2 great nephews – Jason Ferenczi and Scott Ferenczi.

He was preceded in death by his siblings – Edward W. (Kathryn) Ferenczi; Stephen (Viola) Ferenczi; Rose Ellen Ferenczi, Frank Ferenczi; and Mary Anne Ferenczi; and a nephew – Daniel (Connie) Ferenczi.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin 1:00 p.m., Friday, September 17, 2021 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Lima. Father David Ross will officiate. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima where military rites will be observed by the V.F.W. Post 1275 of Lima.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Friday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. John’s Catholic Church.

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, September 17, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Friday, September 17, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm

St. Johns Catholic Church


777 South Main Street, Lima, OH, 45804

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, September 17, 2021

Memorial Park Cemetery


Lima, Ohio 45806

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Born: May 15, 1937
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Karen Kuhn posted on 4/3/22

David (and Dorothy) were the nicest most genuine folks I have ever met. They will both be greatly missed. They were always there with a smile and a hello. “How is your mother doing?”