Harold ‘Bub’ Maesch, Sr. 57 of Brazil, died unexpectedly November 29, 2015 at 7:16am at Union Hospital from a sudden heart attack. He had endured and survived throat cancer and was given a good report in September that the cancer was gone. Although, the chemotherapy had left him with cardiovascular difficulties. Bub and his son, Billy had just been deer hunting the day before his death.
Bub was born June 23, 1958 in Clay County, the son of Harold E. “Dink” Maesch and Lillie Ann Gordan Maesch. He graduated from Staunton High School, Class of 1976. On January 25, 1977, he was united in marriage to Tonya Sue Maesch. Together they raised their family in Brazil.
Bub worked at Great Dane for 23 years, and when he retired in 1998 he was a specialist. He later worked for Clay County Furnace installing and repairing HVAC units. He enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, deer hunting and camping. He really loved the trips to Canada with family for special fishing trips. He also loved to bowl. He bowled at the Brazilian Lanes on Monday night Men’s Leagues and on Wednesday’s mixed doubles for over 30 years. He and Billy got to travel to El Paso, TX for the National Bowling Tournament this past year. Family time was the best time for Bub.
Family left behind include his dear wife Tonya ; two sons, Billy Maesch and wife Kelly, and Shawn Maesch; grandchildren, Kaiden Maesch, Jaelyn Maesch, Audrey Maesch, Shailiegh Whistler, and Bricen White; sisters, Kathy Miller (Kenny), Debi Brown (Benny), Jackie Maesch, Lori Smithhart (Jeff), Heather Maesch, Farrah Darks(Jeff); brothers, Lawrence Maesch, Danny Maesch, and Ernie Maesch (Amy); brothers in law, Charles Arbaugh (Gerri), Mike Needham (Tammy), Darrell Higham (Lynne), Ronnie Higham; many nieces, nephews and a large extended family.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lillie Maesch; his father Harold Maesch; father in law, Charles Needham and mother in law, Brenda Higham.
Services will be held Friday at 11:00am at the Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave. with Pastor Jeff Bridgewater officiating. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-8pm and again Friday prior to services. To honor Bub, the family requests that casual clothes be worn. He wasn’t a suit and tie guy. Also, if friends would like to help, funds would be appreciated to help with expenses. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.