Robert Earl Alasky, 95, of Clarksburg, passed away Tuesday (Sept. 13, 2016) at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Hospital.
He was born in Farmington, on March 28, 1921, a son of the late Pete Sr. and Julia (Capet) Alasky of Farmington.
He is survived by his loving wife, Joann Aaberg Alasky of 69 years, whom he met at a USO dance in Nebraska while proudly serving in the 8th Air Force, (The 303rd Bombardment Group (H) "Hell's Angels" 427 Bomb SQ) as a master sergeant stationed in England. He was a tail gunner in the infamous B-17 Bomber with 17 missions completed over Germany. Bob and Joann were later married in May of 1947.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Philip Edward; his brother, Harry and his wife Lou; and his sister, Louise Alasky Shappek and her husband Julius.
His surviving brother is Pete Alasky Jr. and his wife, Violet (Sherry) Alasky of Farmington.
He is survived by his two daughters, Carol Jean Alasky Wyant of The Villages, Florida, and Julianne Alasky Christafore of Montclair, Virginia. In addition to his wife and daughters, he leaves behind a grandson, Major Robert Manuel Christafore (Marine Corps), his wife Heather and their children Michael and Madeline of Monterey, California, Kristen Marie (Christafore) Haken, her husband Michael and their twins Finlay and Emerson (born Sept. 10, 2016) of Potomac Shores, Virginia, and Cassidy Jean (Christafore) Rodriguez, her husband Cesar and their child Peyton of Lake Ridge, Virginia.
After World War II, he worked as a coal miner and mechanic and later owned his own business, Alasky's Exxon and Trailer Sales, previously located on Old Route 50 west of Clarksburg. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, the VFW, Elks, American Legion, Eagles and the Moose. After his retirement, he enjoyed fishing in the Florida Keys, camping at Tygart Lake, gardening, tinkering on home projects and traveling to visit his daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.burnsidefuneralhome.com.
Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Saturday and from 1-6 p.m. Sunday at Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia Ave., Bridgeport. Monday services will be held at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1766 Milford St., Clarksburg. A brief viewing from 10-11 a.m. precedes the 11 a.m. service with Pastor Linda Muhly presiding. Interment will follow at the West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown, where military funeral honors will be accorded by the Harrison County Honor Guard.
Published on September 16, 2016