Roger Gasho

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FAIRBORN — Roger W. "Bill" Gasho, age 71 of Fairborn, passed away Tuesday December 17, 2013 in the Miami Valley Hospital. He was born August 8, 1942 in Osborn, the son of the late Roger and Katherine (Carney) Gasho. Roger was a graduate of Greenon High School, Class of 1962; and Central State University, Class of 1967. He was employed as a business teacher at the Greene County Career Center, retiring after 32 years of service. Christmas was Roger's favorite time of year and he enjoyed dressing up in his red suit. He was the first Santa at Fairfield Commons Mall when it opened, riding in on a circus elephant; and he had the privilege of lighting the Christmas tree in downtown Fairborn for over 45 years. He was a founding member of Light of Christ Lutheran Church in Fairborn; served as past president of the Fairborn Jaycees; and was an avid cook. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death a sister, Shirley Gasho. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Andrea; two children, Todd (Traci) Gasho of Fairborn, Jeanette (Benjamin) Ford of Celina; four grandchildren, Wesley and Audrey Ford, Nicholas and William Gasho; a sister, Jackie (Roger) Shaw of Springfield; four brothers, Dale Gasho of Elkhart, IN, Dan (Vickie) Gasho of Enon, Tom (Karen) Gasho of Kendallville, IN, Tim (Tracy) Gasho of Springfield; an aunt, Mary Jane Carney of Fairborn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends (Today) Friday December 20, 2013 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn, where a funeral service will be held on Saturday December 21, 2013 at 10:00 A.M., Pastor Robert Forsberg officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Light of Christ Lutheran Church Building Fund, PO Box 2253, Fairborn, OH 45324. Condolences may be made to the family at

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Belton Stroup Funeral Home
422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road
Fairborn, OH 45324
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