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David A Ghenco

June 10, 1952 — February 25, 2022

David August Ghenco was born June 10th, 1952 to Dorothy Elizabeth Beltz and August Andrew Ghenco. He joins his parents in Heaven along with his sister Frances Ghenco, brother Gary Ghenco, and his daughter Julie Lynn Ghenco. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Karen Lynn Ghenco (Krider), sons Jeffrey David Ghenco & Luke Andrew Ghenco, and daughter Rebekah Gail Whitmire. As well as his sisters Nancy Elizabeth Hoam, Rosemary Jolley, and Kathryn Adams. He will be deeply missed by his grandchildren: Daniel David Ghenco, Ocean Aris Ghenco, Eliana Danger Whitmire, and Leora Lynn Whitmire. Dave grew up in Pulaskiville, OH, the middle of nowhere rural Ohio. He spoke fondly of his childhood, the youngest with 4 older sisters. He was always quick to joke and bring dry humor to any situation, even on his death bed he tried to make us laugh. He graduated from Highland Highschool class of 1970 and enjoyed reconnecting with classmates over Facebook. He worked at Whirlpool in Marion, OH for 42 years. Dave was always excited to share his latest salsa or chili recipe with coworkers while he zoomed along on the forklift. As an avid Guardians fan, he spent many years coaching local baseball & softball teams. He was also a dedicated OSU Buckeye fan and planned his day around watching the game. He loved gardening and being outdoors, often basking in the sun with such contentment. In retirement, much to our dismay, he found joy 4 wheeling the country roads at daredevil speeds!
His adult life was spent in dedication to his Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. From giving announcements, leading worship songs, teaching Sunday school classes & home groups, to inviting teens home for bonfires and volleyball; he was active and loyal to his church. His favorite biblical commentary was John McArthur. More so he strived to lead by example as a father. No parent is perfect, but he was a constant in a world of turmoil. You could call Dad and he would be there, no questions asked. His passing leaves a void in our lives that can never be filled. He will be missed dearly by those who call him Papaw & Pops. He loved being a grandfather more than peppers and mountain dew. It was his greatest pleasure to pour his love into the next generation and see them grow. It was his one regret in passing so soon, that he would not see all his grandchildren into adulthood. Apart from that, he was ready to meet his Heavenly Father and rest in His embrace. Dave’s favorite hymn “It Is Well” was the anthem of his journey in life. “Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, it is well, it is well, with my soul.”

In lieu of a funeral service, the Ghenco Family has created a memorial website with pictures, videos, and music. Please visit to leave a comment or story . Any donations can be made to Hospice of Marion County. Affordable Cremation Services of Ohio was honored to serve David’s family.
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