Dennis Frank Pasz, 76, of Bellaire, Ohio died Saturday, December 12, 2020 at the Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale, West Virginia. He was born June 8, 1944 in Bellaire, Ohio son of the late Frank and Edith Postich Pasz. Dennis was retired from the former Blaw Knox in Warwood, WV and Washington Steel in Washington, PA. He graduated from Bellaire High School and Ohio University with a degree in Business Administration. Denny was a well-known professional musician around the Ohio Valley for many years. He was an accomplished accordionist, keyboard player and lead singer for the “Paszifying Sounds” of the Denny Pasz Band. The band’s performances featured a mixture of Big Band Sounds, Polkas, Slovenian-style medleys and “pop”and rock-and-roll standards to name a few. His band was invited to perform out-of-state on numerous occasions, including cruises to Bermuda and the Panama Canal. Denny was honored to perform and record with Doc and Chickie Williams of country music fame as part of his musical experiences. In his spare time, he became a licensed ham radio operator; trained as a TV repairman and enjoyed working on automobiles along with puttering around his garage.
Denny is survived by his companion of 57 years, Carol Ann Suchan, his sister, Lana (Ed) Ofat, nephews, Chris (Kayla) Ofat, Jay Ofat, niece, Alyssa (Doug) Adkins and great nephews, Nolan Adkins and Camden Ofat. Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street, Bellaire, OH on Saturday from 12 Noon until time of services at 2 pm with Rev. James Hoff officiating. Masks and social distancing will be observed. Interment in the Belmont County Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Clairsville, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by Clicking Here (TMCFunding.com). Share your thoughts and memories with Denny’s family at www.bauknechtaltmeyer.com.
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