DAYTON - Charles B. Rasor, 96, of Dayton; formerly of Troy, passed away Friday, May 17, 2013. He was born Jan. 15, 1917, in Troy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Theresa (Braun) and Charles E. Rasor as well as his son, Chuck.
Charles was married to Nancy (Stoltz) Rasor who preceded him in death on Dec. 5, 1997.
Charles graduated from Troy High School in 1935 and the University of Notre Dame
, Cum Laude in 1939. He was drafted into the Army Air Corp in 1940, serving 5 ½ years as a navigator and captain. After proudly serving his country in World War II
, he attended Harvard University
earning an MBA. Chuck and Nancy returned to Troy and where he retired from Brown Bridge Mills. They travelled extensively all over the world. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1994. Chuck was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the Kiwanis Club of Troy.
Charles is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Julia K. and Tom Wheeler of Centerville and Martha R. and Bill Ilg of Springboro; four grandchildren, Alex Ilg of New York City, Julie Ilg of Harrisonburg, Va., Brooke (Don) Berberick of Lewis Center, and Sarah Keely of Urbana. Charles enjoyed his five great-grandchildren, Katie and Adam Berberick and Max, Clair, and Emma Keely.
The family expresses gratitude to the nursing staff at Bethany Village for special care during the past 11 months and also to the staff of Hospice of Dayton. Chuck will be greatly missed. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle. Always thanking everyone for their care.
The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church, Troy. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m.Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Fr. James Duell officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. Memorial contributions may be made to charity of choice or Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, N.Y. 10163-4777.
Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com