YOUNGSTOWN – A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Church in Youngstown for Stephen Gasior, 91, who went passed on Jan. 19, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Youngstown on Aug. 7, 1920, a son of Caroline (Walus) Gasior and George Gasior.
Stephen proudly served our country in the U.S. Army in World War II as a heavy machine gunner, seeing action at Normandy, Ardennes, France and the Rhineland. Among his decorations he received five Bronze Stars.
Stephen worked at Republic Steel in the open hearth department for 42 years retiring in 1982. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Church.
Stephen especially enjoyed fishing, playing poker and baking. He was a wonderful man who enjoyed his life with his family.
He leaves to cherish his memory, three sons, Joseph (Buffy) Gasior of Youngstown, Victor (Judi) Gasior of Lisbon, Ohio, and David Constance) Gasior of Youngstown; a daughter, Nancy Eichelberger of Boardman, OH; his son-in-law, Charles Wiesensee of Youngstown; 16 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Stephen was preceded in death by his wife, the former Josephine Kaminski, whom he married Feb. 9, 1946, and who died Jan. 20, 2007; a daughter, Veronica Wiesensee; a son-in-law, Max Eichelberger; brothers Adam, Walter, John, Joseph, Felix, Frank and Edward and Stanley, who both died in World War II; a sister, Helen Perry; and grandsons David Jr. and Seth J. Gasior.
He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Calling hours will take place on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. and on Wednesday morning from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Kubina-Yuhasz-Wasko Funeral Home in Boardman, Ohio.
The family would like to express its most sincere appreciation to MVI Hospice for the care they provided to Stephen throughout his illness.