SALEM - William "Bill" A. Fast, 79, of Salem, died at 10:57 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2014, at his home with his family by his side.
He was born Jan. 23, 1935, in Washingtonville, son of the late Joseph and Mildred (Dunn) Fast.
Bill had been employed at the Columbiana County Court House as bailiff for seven years and had previously worked for 35 years at the former E.W. Bliss Company as traffic manager. He retired in 1986.
He was a member of the First Christian Church in Salem and enjoyed being chief of police for the Canfield Fairgrounds for many years. Bill loved spending time with his family and was an avid golfer. He was past Columbiana County humane officer.
Survivors include his wife, Connie (McKnight) Fast, whom he married May 20, 2008; two sons, David (Sarah) Fast of Streetsboro and Randy (Andrea) Fast of Salem; a daughter, Kathy S. (Mark) Rastetter of Paris, Ohio; a brother, Paul (Bernice) Fast of Salem; seven grandchildren, Tobey (Mike) Rogowsky, Jacob (Michelle) Fast, Nolan Fast, Sarah (Ryan) Koran, Jared and Jesse Rastetter and Morgan (Dave) Shanabarger; and four great-grandchildren.
His first wife, Glennell Mae (Hostetter) Fast, whom he married April 4, 1953, preceded him in death May 13, 2007.
Services will be held at noon Monday, May 19, 2014, at the First Christian Church with the Rev. Leonard Moore officiating.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 18, 2014, at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home and at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Bunker Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 1151 E. Sixth St., Salem, Ohio 44460.
Bill's obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.