Cecil R. Gasaway, 94, of Wheeling and formerly of Chester, passed away at Liza’s Place a Hospice of the Valley facility in Wheeling on Monday January 24, 2011.
Born on July 23, 1916 in Wheeling, he was the son of the late John and Mary Lemley Gasaway.
Cecil retired from National Steel in Weirton where he was a supervisor in the Coke Plant.
He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Chester ,and he belonged to the Weirton Steel 25-Year-Club and its Management Club.
Cecil loved golfing and cheering on the Steelers and Pirates.
He was preceded in death by one side Ronny Gasaway, his first wife, Doris Gasaway, three sisters, and one brother.
Survivors include his wife, Lillie Gasaway, three sons, Robert (Mary Beth) Gasaway of Lisbon; Richard (Carol) Gasaway of Roseville, MN; Randy Gasaway and his companion Linda of Follansbee; two step sons, Bob (Ellen) Devore of Brunswick, OH; Danny Devore of Wheeling; seven grandchildren; two step grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren.
To honor Cecil’s request, no viewing will be held. Rev. Katrina Lewis of the Church will conduct a memorial service on Monday, January 31 at 1:00 pm at the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester where the family will be present to receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at St. John’s Cemetery in Follansbee.
Memorial contributions may be made in Cecil’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN. 38705.
You may view this obituary and send on line condolences at www.arnerfuneralchapel.com.
“Cecil will be missed but never forgotten. I am honored to have been apart of his life and to call him grandpa. Our love goes out to the rest of the family.”
— Tiffani,Matthew, Zachary and Michaela Farson
“to Bob: while I only met your dad a few times, I remember that he had a great sence of humor and a good heart. also a lot of patience and understanding to raise you and your brothers. I am sorry for your loss but you were so fortunate to have him for so many years. I wish you and your entire family the very best as you continue on life's journey. firstname.lastname@example.org ”
— barry gasaway