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Sandusky, OH 44870
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Alvin Arnold Gast Jr.

Alvin Arnold Gast Jr., 76, residing in Sandusky, passed away late Monday evening, September 6, 2021 at Firelands Regional Medical Center.

Alvin was born on March 3, 1945 in Sandusky, OH to the late Alvin Arnold Sr. and Gladys Yvonne (Haynes) Gast.

Alvin had worked for Millsite and the Castalia Trout Farm. He most recently worked for Catholic Cemeteries of Sandusky. Alvin was a gunner's mate in the US Navy. He was a long-time member of the former Resurrection Lutheran Church until it closed in 2015. He then became a member at the Columbus Avenue United Methodist Church. He loved fishing and reading his Bible.

Alvin is survived by his daughters, Michelle (David) Porcher of Sandusky and Melanie Gast of Chesapeake, VA; son, Joseph (Brittany) Gast of Akron; grandchildren, David and Aaron Porcher; sisters, Linda (Larry) Velliquette and Carol Gast both of Castalia and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to his parents, Alvin is preceded in death by his wife, Florence Anna (Gysan) Gast on April 26, 2019 and his infant son, Joshua Gast.

Friends may call on Friday, September 10, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E Perkins Ave, Sandusky. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 10:00 am at Columbus Avenue United Methodist Church, 2401 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Pastor Erin Porter will officiate. Burial will follow in Castalia Cemetery, Castalia.

Those wishing to contribute to Alvin's memory may do so to Columbus Avenue United Methodist Church, 2401 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870 or to Back to the Wild, INC., PO Box 423, 4504 Bardshar Rd., Castalia, OH 44824.

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