Arvid Dennis “Denny” Easterday

September 24, 1941 ‒ August 05, 2018

Galion, Ohio

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


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  • Aunt Cass, Tammi& Dick, Trudi& Norm and families,

    Uncle Denny was a loving, kind, funny, giving and Christian gentleman. He would do anything for anyone. He had a heart of gold! I loved him very much and he will be missed by everyone who knew him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Love you Uncle Denny and love to you all.


  • Cassie, and family,
    So sorry to hear of Denny’s passing but no more discomfort. He was such a sweet person always had a Smile and nice words to say. He was loved by many, and will be missed by many. Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to all of you at this sad time.

  • Sending our heartfelt condolences to all the Family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you as you adjust to life without your loved one.

  • Denny will be missed by so many people. He was a great support for others and had the biggest heart! He made himself available so many times for others, putting others first. We can never express the gratitude we have to God for putting Denny in to our lives. He always had the right thing to say, lifting our spirits when we needed them most. We cherish the times he came to visit dad and watched in awe at how they prayed together. Denny provided to our dad the strength that we could not. We will be forever grateful to him and he will be truly missed.
    God truly received another angel!

    The Family of George Heider
    Inge, Diane, Christine and Families

  • I’m so sad to hear of the loss of Denny, a long time friend, a wonderful man, a great Christian. We sat in the church together at First Christian Church in Wadsworth for many years. He took care of bumble bees in my yard some 25 years ago. He was a true friend and gentleman, and I’m sure all his family and friends will miss him. It was a sad day for us here when he left Wadsworth. But a blessing to all those in the Galion area. My sincerest condolences!

  • So sorry to hear that our favorite cuisine has left to be in the big house with God.He will have been met at the door with the rest of are family who have been waiting on the next one of us to be at the biggest party.He will be missed deeply cousin Dana

  • I have known this family for many years. Worshipped with them, cried with them, laughed with them and smiled with them. Denny was the laughter in everyone’s ears. The smiles on our faces were reflections of his smile.

    He will be greatly missed, as he was greatly loved.

    Prayers and hugs for all the family.

  • My condolences to Denny’s family and friends. Denny was always so sweet and had that quiet sense of humor . R.I.P.

  • I believe Denny worked with me at StrandTheater in Wadsworth during High School. Her was a truly nice person and we had fun!

  • The world will never be the same because of the beautiful difference one life has made.
    Rest in peace dear cousin . You were loved and cherished by many .

  • Met Denny line dancing, we had a wonderful time, missed them after they moved away from Akron, My husband Ron passed away in 2010, he liked Denny very much
    Prayers to all the family
    Sharlene Baker

  • Denny always had a smile and a kind word .The world needs more like him. As kids we always had a fun time at Aunt Evelyns. I will miss you.Dance your dance in Heaven,and rest in peace cousin.