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William A. Naskali, 83 of Ashtabula went gently into the arms of his Blessed Father, Friday (July 28th) at his home surrounded by family. He was born January 17, 1934 in Ashtabula the son of William A. and Elizabeth (Olson) Naskali and has been a life time area resident. He would always say, "Every day is a Blessing" when asked how he was. As a nonsmoker, he carried his stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis of 12 months ago with grace and dignity. A true testament of his faith for those who knew him.

He was a 1952 graduate of Ashtabula High School and was employed with the Ashtabula Star Beacon for 58 years until his retirement. He married Jeannie Schuller on August 30, 1957.

He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Jefferson and was truly a son of God. He was a caregiver and believed strongly in his faith and was a very kind hearted man.

He had a passion for roller skating and traveled to Mentor and Cortland to skate. He also loved gardening. He had a beautiful yard and enjoyed helping the neighbors with theirs. He also enjoyed bicycle riding with his wife along the Greenway trail and attending his granddaughter's events and celebrations.

Surviving him is his wife Jeannie; two daughters, Lisa (Gary) Williams of Chagrin Falls, Ohio and Denise (Dr. Steve) Grcevich of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; four granddaughters, Greighson Williams, Chloe Williams, Leah Grcevich and Mira Grcevich; a brother, Richard Naskali of Moscow, Idaho and a sister, Janice Meade (Darl) of Williamsfield, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Donald and David Naskali.

Calling hours will be Wednesday (August 2nd) from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 89 E. Satin St., Jefferson, Ohio. Funeral service to follow immediately after with Rev. Fred Grimm officiating. Private family graveside burial later that day in Ridgeview Cemetery in Ashtabula. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or to the Manna Food Pantry at the church.
The Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 W Prospect Rd. Ashtabula is honored to serve the Bill Naskali family. Condolences, light a candle and obituary at www.fleming-billman.com
Published on July 29, 2017
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