Edward “Ed” Robbins Fellabaum, 87, of Clarington Ohio passed away peacefully at home on July 1, 2021
Born a twin, January 5,1934, in the Snowden Township, Pennsylvania, the son of Edward Sr. and Florence Gongaware Fellabaum
Ed was a retired PCS Engineer from Bayer New Martinsville. He spent previous years working as a Factory Sales Representative in the Instrumentation/Electrical business.
Ed was a Korean War Veteran of the United States Navy, where he served as an Aviation Electrician’s Mate Second Class (E5). He received the Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Good Conduct Medal, Korean Service Medal, Navy Occupation Medal (Europe), China Service Medal, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation and Korean War Service Medal. In addition to his service in Korea, he served two cruises to the Mediterranean Sea and a brief tour in Cuba. His tour of duty included a ‘Round the World Cruise.
He served as Minister of the Bend Fork Christian Church. In retirement, Ed was active in the Lay Ministry. He was recognized as ‘Lay Speaker of the Year by the UMC St. Clairsville District in 2003 and served the pulpit of a variety of area churches. He was privileged with delivering the Ohio Statehouse Prayer for the Ohio Senate in 2008.
Ed was a former drummer in the Powhatan High School Band, benefactor and active supporter of the Powhatan Elementary School Band and Choir. He was a Senior Piano Student of Mrs. Carole Matesick for several years.
He was actively involved with the Veteran’s Associations; serving as Past Commander of VFW Belmont County Council, Post 4719 Gahanna, Ohio, Post 55665 Powhatan Point, Founder/Past President of the Ohio Valley Chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association in 1993, co-founder of the Department of Ohio Korean War Veterans Association in 1994, past Chaplain of District 5 in the year 2000 and active with the Honor Guard for Military Funerals in the Ohio Valley
A lifetime Scout/Scouter since 1944, Ed served as Scoutmaster for 30 years and was a member of the local council Executive Board and several capacities in the local district, Akron Council and Central Ohio Council in Columbus. As a scouter, he earned the Scouter’s Key, Silver Beaver Class of 2000, and was a member of the James E. West Fellowship. He received the UMC Cross and Flame Award for his Lifetime of Scouting Youth Ministry in 2003.
In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his son,Kevin Fellabaum, three brothers, four sisters and three year old great-grandson, Mikey.
Surviving are his Wife of sixty-eight years , Betty Lou Sabo Fellabaum, Daughter Dianne Cline of Kenton, Ohio, seven Grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 186 Main Street Powhatan Point, OH 43942 on Wednesday, from 12 until time of service at 2pm with Bob and Steve Wharton officiating. Interment will follow at Powhatan Cemetery, Powhatan Point, Ohio with Full Military Honors conducted by Powhatan Veterans Honor Guard and Belmont County Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Gas Cards by visiting TMCFunding.com or by mail, 48397 Keylor Hill Road, Woodsfield Ohio 43793