McFARLAND, Michael James,

He was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on September 6, 1958, a son of James and Betty Gramatikos McFarland.

Michael obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Ohio State. He was a member of Bridgeport Rotary Club; the Interact Club of St. John’s; Bridgeport Knights of Columbus; and Future Legal Professions Club. Michael truly enjoyed teaching Government, History and Law, at St. John’s Central, and he cared deeply about his students.

In addition to his parents, Michael is survived by a son, Matthew McFarland; two daughters, Kelsey McFarland and Kara McFarland all of Sunset Heights; a brother, Jim (April) McFarland; and a niece Haley McFarland, all of Martins Ferry.

Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church, Bellaire, Ohio, with Rev. Dan Heusel, as celebrant. A reception will follow in the School Gymnasium.

Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943.

The family is being assisted by Wilson Funeral Home, 920 National Road, Brookside, Ohio. Offer online condolences at