Ralph William Fasick, age 94 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 4:50 PM Sunday August 28, 2016 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. Ralph was born September 2, 1921 in Arcanum, Ohio and the son of the late Ray and Clara (Fourman) Fasick
Ralph started working at the age of 16 at the Nestle Milk Plant of Greenville. He was employed with Nestle for 50 years before retiring to Greenville in 1987. During his employment with Nestle he wore many hats. He was part of the management team at the Nestle Coffee Plant in Granite City, Illinois and the Nestle Deer Park Spring Water Plant in Deer Park, Maryland. At various times during his career with Nestle he traveled internationally to Germany, England, Switzerland and Australia to help develop new products or get them up and running. He and his wife Dorothy lived in Connecticut during the time he worked at the Nestle Headquarters in White Plains, New York prior to his retirement.
As a devoted husband and loving father he was able to find some time during his busy working years to be active in various civic organizations and was a member and served as Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Greenville, Ohio. He also enjoyed playing cards, telling stories and spending time with his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy C. “Dottie” (Curtner) Fasick January 30, 2008. They were married January 4, 1941. His brother Howard Fasick as well as in laws: William and Alma Curtner, Denver Curtner, Wanda (Curtner) Campbell, Edith (Curtner) Prether, James Campbell and Ruth Curtner.
Ralph is survived by his daughter DaOnne Chenault of Granite City, Illinois; daughter and son-in-law JoAnne and George Brink of Dahlonega, Georgia; son and daughter-in-law Steven R. and Linda Fasick of Decatur, Illinois; eight grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, brothers-in-law William Curtner Jr. and Lloyd Curtner; sisters-in-law Janet Fasick and Polly Curtner all of Greenville and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday September 1, 2016 in the First Presbyterian Church 114 East Fourth Street Greenville, Ohio wit Rev. Dr. John Person officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsvillle Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday 1 hour prior to the services in the Church.
It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to Brethren Retirement Community Resident’s Aid Fund, State of the Heart Hospice of Darke County or the First Presbyterian Church of Greenville.
Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.
A Special Thanks for their tender loving care to the BRC Nurses and Staff, Hospice Nurses and Special Care Giver, Ralph’s niece Christa Bonfiglio.
Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.