William Lewis Gasper, 88, of Fairfield, died June 8 in Bridgeport Hospital.

Born July 1, 1922, in Mayberry, W.Va., he had been a Fairfield resident nearly 73 years. He was an Army sergeant and medic during World War II, where he met his wife, Mildred Legnon. He later worked at the Alcoa factory in Fairfield, and also worked many years as the chief maintenance supervisor at Andrew Warde High School. He was a member of the American Legion, an avid bowler, and enjoyed country music and camping with his family.

Survivors, in addition to his wife of 66 years, include a daughter, Maureen A. Bjornson and her husband Loring of Stratford; a son, William A. Gasper and his wife Leslie of Fairfield; grandchildren, Samantha Sepkaski and her husband Charles, Sabrina Davidson and her husband Christian, Eric Bjornson, Sarah Gasper and Katherine Gasper, and two great-grandsons, Ayden and Logan Sepkaski. He was predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Anna Husosky Gasper, and a brother, Andrew.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Monday in St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Fairfield. Burial with military honors was in Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport. The Edmund W. Dougiello Funeral Home, 36 South Pine Creek Road, handled arrangements.