The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

July 6, 2013

Eric J. Massena

Star Beacon

ASHTABULA — Eric John Massena, age 46, of Jefferson Ave., passed away Friday, July 5, 2013, at his home after losing his battle with cancer.

He was born June 10, 1967, in Ashtabula, the son of John and Shirley (Hood) Massena and had been a lifelong area resident.

He worked 24 years for JD’s Pizza before his declining health forced his retirement. He formed a wonderful bond between his employer and the customers at JD’s over the years and they made a deep impact on his life.

Eric loved fishing, playing Frisbee, and his dogs, “Storm and Phoenix,” He also loved his family dearly and listening to his favorite band, Journey.

His survivors include his girlfriend of the past 10 years, Julie McCabe (Forever Yours, Faithfully); two sons, Johnathon Clarence “JC” (wife April) Massena and Tate Evens; one grandchild on the way; two sisters, Melodie (Robert) Robertson of Hawaii and Tina (Timothy) Mason of Ashtabula; two brothers, Matthew (Cheryl) Massena of New Mexico and Scott Massena of Geneva; and numerous nieces and nephews who adored him, many who knew him as “Uncle E.E.”

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister-in-law, Carmel Massena.

Calling Hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., with a Service at 4 p.m., Sunday, July 7th, at DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula. Friends and family are asked to wear purple in honor and memory of Eric and his favorite color. The Rev. Michael Legg, Pastor of Ashtabula First Church of the Nazarene, will officiate.

Contributions may be made to the family.

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