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Scott David KeranenDecember 15, 2017
Scott David Keranen, 61, of Chester, passed away unexpectedly on December 15, 2017 at the East Liverpool City Hospital in East Liverpool, Ohio, of apparent heart failure.
He was born on July 9, 1956 in Hancock, Michigan, son of Uno and Eleanore Keranen.
He was a 1974 graduate of the Hancock High School. Following graduation, Scott enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving for four years. He worked at Hall China in East Liverpool, Ohio for many years. In June of 2001, he married Charla Hayward Cheuvront. Scott was an accomplished singer and musician and played in local bands in the area. In recent years he enjoyed being “Pappy” to his beloved grandchildren, Landon and Mackenzie and cherished their times together.
Scott was preceded in death by his loving wife, Charla, father Uno Keranen, two brothers-in-law Gary Hayward and Stephen “Smiley” McDonald, and a sister-in-law, Loieta (Hayward) McDonald.
He is survived by his mother, Eleanore Keranen of Hancock, daughters, Analissa (Michael) White of Weirton and Sabrina Cheuvront of Chester, grandson Landon, granddaughter, Mackenzie, sisters Sandy (Gordy) Grindey of Michigan, Patti (Vernon) Perfetti of Chassell, Michigan, brother-in-law Kelsey Hayward of Chester, sister-in-law, Robin Hayward of East Liverpool, and a niece and nephews he raised, Alison (McDonald) Board , James McDonald and Stephen McDonald Jr., several nieces and nephews, special friend, Michelle Kirbaugh and her four children, and also by his aunt Dorothy Henning of Michigan.
Visitation will be Friday, December 22, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at the Nixon Funeral Home, Newell, WV.,where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 23, 2017. Military honors will be conducted by the Chester Legion Honor Guards.
The O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home in Hancock is in charge of local arrangements.