David Patrick Paone Jr.
January 1, 1950 - November 21, 2021
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David Patrick Paone Jr., 71, of Ontario, passed away at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital on Sunday, November 21, 2021.   Paone was the first baby born in 1950, he was born on January 1, 1950 in Upstate, New York. He was the son of David Sr. and June (Mitchell) Paone. He was a proud veteran of…

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Roger Davey left a message on December 2, 2021:
Dave was a great friend to me. We talked and believed in cars, any type, any model. I always tried to convince him to buy a Italian Fiat convertible. I have been out of town and didn't know he passed away. He will be missed by many. I am so sad for his family's loss.
Joe Graska left a message on December 1, 2021:
Where do I start ? I met Dave sometime in the eightys..cars of course, sold him my 68 mercury cyclone cj ram air car...after that we became great friends..got to know and be a part of his family..he was always there for me..we started a body shop together I painted a lot of cars for him..we went to car shows and drag races almost every weekend..spent a lot of time at his home with his family ..couldn't tell you how many great meals we shared together with of course Kathy's great cooking, man those were great meals..so much time we shared almost every day together.. I'm so sad that he's gone I never pictured dave leaving us ..kinda felt like he would live forever felt like he would always be there like he was for me..still can't believe he passed . I will miss him so much..Kathy and family I miss you all..and all I deepest sympathy for you all..Dave was the best !!! Joe Graska
jersie left a message on November 27, 2021:
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Marshene Gardner left a message on November 27, 2021:
Very. Sorry. Too. Hear. About. My. Hot Rod. Buddy. He. Was a. True. Warrior. Glad. I. Met Him
Scott Shaw left a message on November 26, 2021:
Sorry for your loss.
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George Stevenson left a message on November 26, 2021:
So sorry for your loss we are praying for you and your family George and Danette Stevenson
Michael Smith left a message on November 24, 2021:
Dear Dave Our deepest sympathy to you and your family, we hold you and your entire family in our thoughts and prayers Mike and Joanie ?
Ken Swope left a message on November 24, 2021:
Uncle Butch got me my first car for my high school graduation in 1988. It was a 1980 black Chevy Monza. Lots of good memories from that car and with Uncle Butch. You'll be missed.
Cheryl Elsass left a message on November 23, 2021:
I've known Dave & his family for a lot of years I first met Dave thru my brother Andy McBride was manager of Ontario Loan & Dave's car lot was across the side street from Ontario Loan he was a friend of my brother, Dave has always been a great friend both he & his wife Kathy. Dave will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Rest in Peace with the Lord my friend. ?
Gregor Repass left a message on November 23, 2021:
A true ONE OF A KIND. They broke the mold after they made Dave. The world couldn't handle two like him. David's currency was kindness & humor. I first met Dave in the 1980's at a national car auction where as fate would have it the cars we brought to sell were parked right next to each other. We quickly became fast friends. Two peas in a pod... We went to many of the same national car shows, drag races, & swap meets for more than 30 years. WE always made sure we parked next to each other, stayed in the same hotels, and ate at the same restaurants. We spent thousands of hours together. We bought & sold hundreds of cars from each other & to each other. David's word was his bond, when he told you something you could bank on it to be true !!! Over thirty years I never heard a lie come out of his mouth. COLOR the story a bit so it tells better maybe, but never lie. To know Dave was to know his family. His family was his life, his joy, & his healing medicine. You left a mark my FRIEND & you will be missed. Your pal Gregor
Jim Matthes left a message on November 22, 2021:
Dave was a great guy and a friend for almost 40 years. Deepest sympathy to all his family and friends. He will surely be missed by many.
Vicki Gerold left a message on November 22, 2021:
I am so sorry for your loss. Dave was a wonderful guy who always made us laugh. You will be in my prayers.
Dustin Tackett left a message on November 22, 2021:
Dave was an awesome man. He would literally give you the shirt off his back without hesitation. He was a great man that was ever so caring and giving. He will be missed by many such a wonderful guy.
Eileen Clemens left a message on November 22, 2021:
Dave was so very generous to us at the auto title department! He never failed to tell us that he appreciated us and that meant even more to me personally than the gifts that he gave us. He was one of a kind and will be greatly missed! My sincere and heartfelt condolences to his wife and family.
Pam Imhoff left a message on November 22, 2021:
I love ya, Weinie...I will always remember our great times drag racing...our grandkids birthday parties...all of your witty comments...usually directed at me...?. I will always be here for your beloved Kathy...whenever she needs me. Fly high, my friend, as I will surely miss you??? BIG hug for Eric from his Momma.
Pam Imhoff left a message on November 22, 2021:
I love ya, weinie! I will always remember our great times drag racing...our grandkids birthday parties...and treasure your witty comebacks at me. I will always be here for your beloved Kathy. I'm going to miss you, bud?? Hug Eric for me....FLY HIGH, MY FRIEND....
Kylee Stair left a message on November 22, 2021:
You were a one of a kind man .. you could make anyone laugh , I will never forget going with you to car shows and the rides there and back those are times I will never forget and it was so much fun . I am so proud to call you my kids great grandfather ?? You will never be forgotten, your name will live on forever , until we meet again ?
John and Sandy Matthes left a message on November 22, 2021:
Where do we begin? Dave meant the world to us, both as a friend and as a mentor in the car business. Classic cars were a mutual love and let us spend many good times at swap meets, car shows, auctions and in creating our new car lot. He never gave up even through the medical challenges. These challenges even gave me the opportunity to talk to him about The Lord and he made the decision to accept Him which gives us the assurance that it is not "Good Bye" but rather "See you Again". Dave was the most fun loving, outspoken and generous person you would ever meet. The mechanical knowledge he had was off the charts. He could tell by looking, smelling and listening what was wrong with your car. He also was the "Burn Out King" All you had to do to see him do a burn out was to tell him not to do one. He could side step a clutch and rip through the gears like no other. Scared me to death many times all the while he was holding his coffee cup, steering, shifting gears, working all three pedals and grinning ear to ear. To the entire Paone Family, you have our heartfelt sympathy. Dave was one of a kind and we will miss him terribly and share in your loss. We love you all!
Laura Lester left a message on November 22, 2021:
Me and hermie will miss you so much, especially hermie, it's gonna be tough not seeing you with your coffee and your ornery self, rest easy see you later.
Wappner Funeral Directors and Crematory left a message:
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