Devon Deavers Obituary, Death Cause – Fred Edward Strahin, an 80-year-old resident of Masontown, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020, at his home. He was a beloved member of the Masontown community, known for his deep roots in the area, his dedication to his work, and his passion for nature and gardening. Fred was born in Masontown on October 7, 1939, to his parents, the late Harry F. Strahin and the late Alma M. (Lazzelle) Strahin. From a young age, he displayed a strong connection to his hometown, and his love for Masontown only grew as the years went by.
For many years, Fred was employed by West Virginia University (WVU) as a locksmith. His commitment to his work was unwavering, and he became a trusted member of the WVU community. Over the years, he built a reputation for his skill and dedication, making him a valuable asset to the institution. His retirement marked the end of a long and successful career that left a lasting impact. Beyond his professional life, Fred had a profound love for the natural world. He had a deep affinity for flowers and gardening, and this passion was a central part of his life. His green thumb was well-known throughout the community, and his garden was a source of inspiration for many. His dedication to tending to his garden brought life and color to his surroundings, leaving a beautiful legacy of natural beauty for all to enjoy.
Fred’s love for the outdoors extended beyond his garden. He was an avid angler who cherished the time he spent fishing in the tranquil waters of Masontown’s lakes and rivers. Fishing was more than just a hobby for Fred; it was a way for him to connect with nature, relax, and create lasting memories. He often shared his fishing adventures with friends and family, and these experiences were treasured moments in his life. Fred Strahin is survived by his son, Greg Strahin, and daughter-in-law, April, both of Masontown. He leaves behind a rich family legacy, as well as a profound impact on the lives of those who knew him. Fred’s memory will continue to live on through his family and the community he loved.
In addition to his son, Fred is survived by four adoring grandchildren: Cheyanne Strahin, who shared a special bond with her boyfriend, Shayne Deavers, Makayla Volek, Devon Cress, and Travis Cress. His great-grandson, Uriah Jaymes Deavers, brought immeasurable joy to his life, and the two had a special connection.