Samuel Sammy Joseph Warash

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Samuel "Sammy" Joseph Warash

April 29, 1949 - January 12, 2019

Samuel Sammy Joseph Warash Samuel Sammy Joseph Warash, 69, of Fairmont passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family and friends on Saturday, January 12, 2019 after an extended illness. He was born in Fairmont on April 29, 1949, son of the late Samuel Warash, Sr. and Rose Talerico Warash.

Sammy graduated from East Fairmont High School in 1967 and from Fairmont State College in 1971 where he was a member of the TBI fraternity. For 40 years, he was the owner and operator of S.J. Warash Company, Inc., a successful real estate appraisal business and had a special SRA designation. He was an original board member of MVB Bank, Inc. and Chairman of the Board from 2007-2008.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved his family, as well as frequent golf trips with his friends, visiting his beach house in Hilton Head Island, SC, bocce ball, gardening, canning hot peppers, and making Italian sausage using his grandpas secret family recipe from Italy. He had a special way of making friends everywhere and was loved by all that he met.

Sammy is survived by his wife, Kathy Helmick Warash; children, Jeff Carpenter and his wife Carol, Marc Carpenter and his wife Terry, Mo Carpenter and his wife Michelle, Krystal Byrne and her husband Chris, Heather Awbrey and her husband Brent; brother, Richard Warash and his wife Bobbie; niece, Kacey (Scott) Friend; nephew, Christopher Warash; brother-in-law, Bill (Kathy) Helmick of Grantsville, MD; grandchildren, Brian (Andi) Paugh, Megan (Erik) Cosco, Jeremy Carpenter, Josh (Miranda) Carpenter, Harmony Mayfield, Andrew Carpenter, Ty Carpenter, Amile Carpenter, Jessica Thrash, Erris (Kurt) Shumate, Michael Carpenter, Ariel Carpenter, Sam Byrne, Seth Byrne, Peyton Byrne, Madison Awbrey, Ashlyn Awbrey; and great grandchildren, Kendall, Colton, Sutton, Brenalin, Lucas, Paislea, and Mia.

In addition to his parents, Sammy was preceded in death by two grandsons.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Don and Linda Moroose and Dr. Dino Delaportas.

The family will receive friends at Domico Funeral Home, 414 Gaston Avenue in Fairmont, on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be at the funeral home on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Sammys son-in-law, Pastor Chris Byrne, officiating. Interment will follow at a later date at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to UHC Hospice 327 Medical Park Highway Bridgeport, WV 26330. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Published on January 14, 2019
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Thursday January 17, 2019

11:00 AM

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414 Gaston Avenue, Fairmont, WV, USA


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David and Wanda Casto
Jan 18, 2019
Sorry to hear about Sam's passing. He was a really special friend and was a very respected appraiser in the Real Estate Business, especially his affiliation with the WV Appraisal Institute. He will be missed by all.
West Virginia Chapter of the Appraisal Institute
Jan 17, 2019
Sam was a past president and board member of our organization. The Appraisal Institute would like to honor Sam's life of scholarship and service. May God's Peace be with his family in this, their time of loss.
J Whitney Darby
Jan 17, 2019
Sorry to hear of Sam's passing. A good friend and a past president of the WV Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. I'm sure he will be missed by the family and his many friends.
Jay Goldman-Charleston
Jan 17, 2019
Sam was a true friend and we enjoyed many lunches, work assignments and story telling together.

A tough loss of a truly fine individual.
Marilyn Alvaro
Jan 17, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most trying of times....sorry I was unable to visit with you at the funeral home
Angie Watson
Jan 16, 2019
So sorry to hear of Sams passing. He was always gentleman. I will get in touch with you. The weather has kept me in
sam securro
Jan 16, 2019
Not a good bye--but so long--we will meet again old friend.
Margaret Bleigh 1/15/19
Jan 15, 2019
I was so sorry to see Sam's obit today. Sam worked with us doing appraisals at One Valley Bank and BB&T and we all loved working with him. He was always smiling and happy to work with us on a daily basis. I worked at MVB Bank when he came in for meetings and he was so nice to all of us. My sympathies to the family.
James and Vernita Stockman
Jan 15, 2019
Our son, DJ played basketball at FSU the past two seasons and Sammy was always there with a smile and words of encouragement for him. He will be missed by our family and we are so happy to have known him while we were apart of the Fairmont family. Blessings for the entire family all the way from Tennessee!
Daviid and Patricia McDougal
Jan 15, 2019
To a great neighbor and friend. We will miss him greatly.
Sorry we couldn't make it out,' just found oout today.
Mark Zeck
Jan 15, 2019
I was blessed to know Sam through my father and cousin Mike Ross. Sam always made people feel special. His warm heart and charismatic smile will be missed.
R.I.P Sam
Brad Morris - Morgantown WV/Charlotte NC
Jan 14, 2019
Sorry to hear of Sam's passing. I played golf with him on several occasions and he was incredibly friendly, funny and optimistic. Condolences to his family & friends.