Nelson Joseph “Joey” Gemondo, 47, of Shinnston and Ashley, OH, passed away Sunday morning, June 23, 2019, in a car accident. He was born in Fairmont on March 1, 1972, a son of John Jimmy Gemondo, who survives in Shinnston, and the late Linda D. (Johnston) Gemondo.
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In addition to his father, he is survived by two sons, Stephen Joseph Gemondo and his companion Jordyn Rowh, Clarksburg; and Ryan Matthew Gemondo and his companion Chelsea Rogers, Shinnston. He was awaiting the arrival of his first grandson, Lane Allen Gemondo, in July. Also surviving are his sister, Anna Jordan and her husband Jamie, Ashley, OH; two brothers, Jimmy Gemondo and his wife Pam; and Tony Gemondo and his companion Trisha Thompson, all of Shinnston; the mother of his sons, Becky Feathers, Shinnston; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by an infant nephew, Ayden J. Gemondo.
Joey was a graduate of Lincoln High School, Class of 1990, and served in the US Marine Corps from 1990 – 1994. He was a former mechanic for Consolidation Coal Company and Murray Energy, where he had also been on the Mine Rescue Team. He was currently working at Proscape Landscaping, Ashley, OH. He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Shinnston, and attended St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Sunbury, OH.
Joey loved working on anything mechanical. He enjoyed riding his 4-wheeler and watching and going to NASCAR races. Above all, he loved being with his family.
Joey loved serving in the Marines, so in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to be made to The Semper Fi Fund (semperfifund.org), providing urgently needed resources for ill and injured members of the Armed Forces.
Friends will be received at Harmer Funeral Home, 300 Pike Street, Shinnston, from 2 – 8 p.m. on Friday, where services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2019, with Pastor Chris Shingleton presiding. The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening to conclude the visitation. Interment will follow in Pine Bluff Cemetery, where Military Funeral Honors will be accorded by the Harrison County Honor Guard.
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A service of Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston.