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John Donald Fahey

February 2, 1947 - April 5, 2020

John Donald Fahey, “Big John”, 73, of Moundsville, WV, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020, at his home.

Big John was born February 2, 1947, in Glen Dale, WV, a son of the late Michael and Juanita (McMahon) Fahey. A 1965 graduate of Moundsville High School, he was the captain of his basketball team and the quarterback of his football team. He retired from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corp.; was Catholic by faith; and was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. He was also a member of Elite’s Gun & Rod Club and the V.F.W., Moundsville; and was a avid bike rider, who enjoyed riding his bike and reading his newspaper on the trail down by the river.

In addition to his parents, Big John was preceded in death by his two brothers, Joseph and Michael Fahey. He is survived by his two daughters, Erin and Shannon Fahey; a sister, Diane Sole; a grandson and Big John’s best friend, Aidan Burke, all of Moundsville; and several nieces and nephews.

In accordance with his wishes, Big John will be cremated, and there will be no visitation or services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior’s Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516, or online at

Arrangements by CARE Funeral & Cremation Specialists, Moundsville. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

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