John Eric Fazio, 64, of Westover, passed away Friday afternoon (April 8, 2016) at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
He was born September 9, 1951, in Fairmont, a son of the late John and Lorraine (Canfield) Fazio.
Survivors include his wife of more than 32 years, Judith Kathleen Call Fazio; his siblings, William R. "Bill" Stout and his wife Tina of Mannington, Timothy E. "Tim" Stout and his wife Sharon of Rachel, Thomas Fazio and his wife Heidi of Westminster, Maryland, John Fazio, Jr. of Baltimore, Maryland, and Onza Demestihas and her husband Sam of Lutherville, Maryland; several nieces and nephews; his extended family, Creston Stout and his wife Christi of Morgantown, and Eugenia Matheny and her husband Craig of Mannington.
Mr. Fazio was a graduate of the former Mannington High School, and was a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served during the Vietnam Conflict. He retired from the Federal No. 2 Mine with more than 20 years of service in various capacities and earned the nickname "Preacher," as he was called by so many of his friends there.
He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and served two years as a missionary in Oakland, California. He was a San Francisco 49ers fan, and enjoyed watching John Wayne as well as collecting memorabilia for both.
He dearly loved his nieces and nephews, and always remembered his family and friends on their birthdays.
Friends may join in the family in honoring Mr. Fazio's life and legacy from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Smith Funeral & Cremation Care, 108 Holland Ave., Morgantown. On Wednesday (April 13, 2016), Mr. Fazio will be moved to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints, 161 Meadow View Lane, Morgantown (Cheat Lake), where he will lay in repose from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. with Bishop Travis White officiating. He will be laid to rest in Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens, Westover, where full military honors will be accorded.
To send personal condolences and other symbolic gestures, or to order flowers, please visit www.smithfuneralandcremationcare.com.
Published on April 9, 2016