Roger Sherman Gaston, Sr., 74, of Waterbury, CT. formerly of Gaffney, passed away Sunday, February 9th, 2020, in his home. He was a son of the late Nellie Gaston Corry.
He was born on September 2, 1945 in Norfolk, VA. Roger proudly served his country in the Navy during the Vietnam War. Prior to his retirement, he was a Postal Worker for the Chase Avenue branch of the USPS. He served as the Energy Assistance Coordinator for New Opportunities, Inc. (NOW). He was a member of Mount Olive AME Zion Church, the American Legion Post 135 and Goodwill Lodge of Elks 1325. In his spare time he loved to golf, play cards, travel and sing. Roger is survived by four daughters Monique Mosley and her husband Michael of GA, Chantai Moore of FL, Amy Ratliff and her husband Larry of VA and Angela Andrews and her husband Damon of VA, a son Roger S. Gaston, Jr. and his fiancé Crystal of FL, a sister Dr. Beverly Corry of Gaffney, SC, nine grandchildren Ralik, Xavier, Aubrey, Colby, Dyvarius, Mya, Trey, Cameron and Laila and one great grandson Hosea. He also leaves a special cousin Roberta Gaston Kinion of Waterbury, his former wife Lori Justice of Waterbury, along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by a brother Hampton Corry.
The funeral will be held at 11 am on Friday, February 14, 2020 at Mount Olive AME Zion Church, 82-100 Pearl Street, Waterbury, CT 06704 with full Military Honors following. A private burial will take place at the CT State Veterans Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be from 10 am until the time of the service. The American Legion Post 135 will be conducting a service at 10:15 am at the church. The Prospect Memorial Funeral Home, 72 Waterbury Rd., Prospect is entrusted with arrangements, with James R. Sanders Funeral Director.
Courtesy of The Gilmore Mortuary