Kenneth Gasser

GASSER, Kenneth Warren, passed away on February 12, 2013, at his residence in Sun City West, Arizona.

Kenneth was born in Steubenville, Ohio on November 11, 1930, to Oscar and Shelda Gasser.

In his youth, he attended The Ohio State University before enrolling in the apprenticeship training program to become a journeyman electrician.

Kenneth served as the Business Manager for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 246 in Steubenville for over 30 years and was a member of the I.B.E.W. for an amazing 64 years. He represented his local members with integrity and demonstrated a fierce devotion to the welfare of the electrical union members he so faithfully represented during his long career. He felt privileged to be a member of The Steubenville Masonic Lodge 45 having been conferred the Scottish Rite 32nd Degree. He remained a committed believer in our Lord Jesus Christ and was an active member of the Presbyterian Church for many decades. He retired to Sun City West, Arizona in 1994 and found pleasure in working with his hands and following his beloved Pittsburgh Penguins and Ohio State Buckeyes. He was deeply respected and loved by friends and family members alike.

Kenneth is survived by his beloved wife, Patricia and his children: Patricia, David, Mark, Kevin, and Susan; 10 grandchildren: Christopher, Ryan, Michael, Sara, Jamie, Jacob, Megan, Alicia, Cori, and Grant.

Friends may call at Shorac Funeral Home (formerly McClave Funeral Home), 611 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, OH 43952 on Thursday, February 28, from 5:30 p.m. until the time of memorial services at 8 p.m. with Rev. Terry Stoops officiating. Burial at Union Cemetery.

Masonic services 5:30 p.m.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made in memory of Kenneth to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Wounded Warriors Project.

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