LOGAN, W.Va. — Fred Notchie, 81, of Logan, formerly of Miami, Fla., passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at his home with his wife by his side.
Born April 11, 1931, in Northfork, he was a son of the late Philomeno and Carmella Ciento Notchie. Also preceding him in death was his first wife and mother of his three children, Marie Elaine Notchie, and siblings Joseph, John and Rocco Notchie, Pasty Notchie, Mary Cosentino, Makina Murray, Polly Dials and Josephine Sigmon.
Fred was a retired aircraft mechanic for Pan Am Airline, U.S. Air Force veteran, a member of the American Legion, Sammy’s Liars Club of Logan and Optimist Club of Miami, and a former coach and a sponsor in youth football, basketball, and baseball in Miami. He enjoyed drag racing, tractor pulls, and he raced in enduro and motocross motorcycle events.
Survivors include his wife of 11 years, Edith Notchie; one daughter, Michelle Wright of Cooper City, Fla.; two sons, John (Cheryl) Notchie of Hayesville, N.C., and Mike (Beverly) Notchie of Sebring, Fla.; one stepson Larry (Evelyn) LaFon of Charleston; eight grandchildren, Johnathan Notchie and Nicole Wright, both of Hayesville, Josh Wright of Cooper City, Fla., Joey Notchie of Winchester, Ky., Chaz Elliot and Rikki Ragland, both of Sebring, Chris LaFon of Chicago and Mary LaFon of Raleigh, N.C.; five great grandchildren Alexis Notchie and Zoey Marie of Winchester and Harper and Gracie LaFon of Chicago; one brother, Larry Notchie of The Bronx; one sister-in-law, Helen Notchie; one brother-in-law, Al Consentino; a host of very close nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews, including Sandra and Bill Saunders of Huntington, who were special caregivers.
The Notchie family expresses their deepest appreciation and thank to the following: special friends Sammy and Lorraine O’Neal of Logan, nurses and staff of Cabell Huntington Hospital, including Christie Ayoub and their Transitional Care Unit (TCU), Pikeville Memorial, and Logan Medical Foundation, Dignity Hospice, Pastor Tom Beckett and his wife of Nighbert Memorial United Methodist Church, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, and all the support, prayers, food and cards.
Services will be held 6 p.m. Saturday, September 15, at Honaker Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Beckett officiating.
Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Burial and Catholic service will be held in Miami at Vista Memorial Gardens.
Condolences may be left at www.honakerfuneralhome.org
Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of local arrangements.