Arvid Dennis “Denny” Easterday
September 24, 1941 ‒ August 05, 2018
Denny Easterday lived his life to serve the Lord, his country and others. He was well known for serving on the Galion/Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail and as a Deacon, Elder and Treasurer for the Community Christian Church. Arvid Dennis “Denny” Easterday, 76, of Galion passed away following an extended illness on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at home, surrounded by his loving family.
Born September 24, 1941 in Wadsworth, he was the son of the late Robert Glenn and Evelyn Irene (Watts) Easterday. He married Catherine M. “Cassie” (Swain) Easterday on June 21, 1969 and they enjoyed 49 years together.
He was a graduate of Wadsworth High School in 1959, was awarded an Associate’s Degree with distinction in Industrial Technology at the University of Akron and graduated from Capital University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Denny served with the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict and worked for over 38 years as an engineer at Babcock and Wilcox in Barberton. He was an active member of Community Christian Church in Galion where he served as an Elder, and previously a 51 year member of First Christian Church in Wadsworth. Denny was a member of the American Legion Scarbrough Post 243 in Galion serving as post Chaplain for eight years. He was president of the Galion/Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail which he formed to combine smaller units. Denny marched in many parades including Come Home to Galion, Memorial Day parades in Galion and Iberia, Crestline Harvest Festival and the Bratwurst Festival in Bucyrus. He was a bee keeper for 21 years, enjoyed line dancing, artistic painting and woodworking. Denny always loved corny jokes, loved to laugh and have fun. He liked to say “who has more fun than people!”
In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters Tammi (Richard) Langoehr of West Point and Trudi (Norm) Bodi of Toledo; grandsons Matthew (Sabrina) Langoehr of Holland, New York and Thomas Langoehr of Galion; great grandchildren Tyler (McKenna) Roberts of Ashland and Claudette Langoehr of Holland, New York; brother Alan (Pam) Easterday of Cincinnati and sisters Denise Easterday of Wadsworth and Bonnie Easterday of Norton.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Community Christian Church, 6195 State Route 19, Galion, Ohio 44833 where a memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Daniel Turner officiating.
Full military honors will be conducted by the United States Army and the Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Christian Church in care of the funeral home.
Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Denny Easterday, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.
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