Russell A. Vasey

August 23, 1931 - August 3, 2020

08/23/1931 - 08/03/2020

Past Services

Wednesday August 05, 2020
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Thursday August 06, 2020
11:00 am
St. John Catholic Church
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-0051 | Directions

Russell A. Vasey, 88 of Bellaire, Ohio died Monday, August 3, 2020 in the Wheeling Hospital.

He was born August 23, 1931 in Shadyside, Ohio son of the late Rawlings and Mary R. Prest Vasey.

Russ was a retired forklift operator for the former Ormet Corporation, a member of the St. John Catholic Church, Big Reds Touchdown Club and the American Legion Post 52 all of Bellaire, Ohio. He was a US Marine Corp veteran of the Korean Conflict.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Eleanor McKitrick, Florence Monroe, Rosemary Hinds, two brothers, John and Edward Vasey, granddaughter, Natalie Haswell and great granddaughter, Riley Jo Coyne. Surviving are his wife, Mary Jane Donahue Vasey, seven children, Cindy (Timothy) Haswell of Shadyside, Ohio, John R. (Wanda) Vasey of Bellaire, Ohio, David Vasey of Columbus, Ohio, Todd Vasey of Shadyside, Ohio, Kerry (Sandy) Vasey of Shadyside, Ohio, Randy Vasey of Shadyside, Ohio and Glenn (Carolyn) Vasey of St. Clairsville, Ohio and three sisters, Patricia (Robert) Straka of Toronto, Ohio, Margaret (Jerry) Penn of Springfield, Virginia and Judy (Steve) Hasko in California. Also ten grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio on Wednesday from 4 to 8 pm. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 am at the St. John Catholic Church in Bellaire with Fr. Daniel Heusel as Celebrant.

Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Bellaire. Vigil services will be held on Wednesday at 7:45 pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John Catholic Church by going to

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Gary Robinson
2 years ago

In loving memory. I remember the days of seeing Mr. Vasey jogging through West Bellaire or the many different streets of Bellaire.

Tammy Hollingshead
3 years ago

so sorry for your loss prayers to the family

Tammy Hollingshead
3 years ago
3 years ago

I’m so sorry to hear of Mr. Vasey’s passing. I enjoyed seeing him and Mrs. Vasey always together at Mass. Prayers to all of you.

Rosalie Wenckoski
3 years ago

Cindy and family our sincere sympathy..May you be blessed with fond memories
Rosalie & Jim Wenckoski

Carol McMahon Todd
3 years ago

So very sorry for your loss. We remember him at the pool all the time many years ago when the kids were little. They always had such a good time.

Jerry Swift
3 years ago

Todd, John, Cindy and Family Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. May the Lord comfort you all as only He know how. Deb and Jerry Swift

Jerry Swift
3 years ago

John, Todd, Cindy and Family. Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. May the Lord comfort you all. Deb and Jerry Swift

Mary Margaret Ramsay Marinelli
3 years ago

Rest in peace. Condolence to your family.

Mark & Marjorie Jackson
3 years ago

Sending heartfelt condolences to the Vasey family.