Roger Dale Gerlach, 69, of Mason, WV, passed away January 29, 2020 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital following a sudden illness.

He was born August 10, 1950 in Cottageville, WV, a son of the late Willa “Berk” Gerlach.

He was a graduate of Wahama High School and was a United States Army veteran serving in Vietnam. He was a life member of the V.F.W. Post # 9926 Mason, WV and a member of the American Legion Post # 140 New Haven, WV. He was retired from Century Aluminum, Ravenswood, WV, with 31 years of service. He was a member of the United Steelworkers Union Local # 5568, Ravenswood. He enjoyed motorcycles and hunting.

Survivors include his cousins, Curtis and Judy Hunt of Letart, Gary M. and Linda Hoffman of Point Pleasant and Leah and Danny Shamblin of Letart; other survivors include, Justin Roush whom he raised and Eric Smith.  

He was preceded in death by his long-time companion Margaret Smith and her children, Heidi Roush and Anthony and Doug Seyler.

Service will be 1 p.m. ~ Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Foglesong-Casto Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Randy Parsons officiating. Burial will follow in the Kirkland Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Point Pleasant, WV, with military honors provided by the V.F.W. Post # 9926 Mason, WV, American Legion Post # 140, New Haven, WV. Visitation will be from 12 0’clock noon until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.

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Arrangements provided by Foglesong-Casto Funeral Home, Mason, WV.