Roger Alan Asti, a loving husband, father, and grandfather of Weirton, passed away suddenly at home on the morning of Tuesday, June 27, 2023, he was seventy years old.
He was born on February 24, 1953, in Canonsburg, PA., one of three children born to Albo and Helen Kostelich Asti.
Roger was a member of the 1971 graduating class of Burgettstown High School. He began work as a machinist at Weirton Steel and retired as a mechanical supervisor.
He and his wife Regina owned and operated for many years Lasting Images, a photo and videography company producing many memorable moments for countless couples and families in and around the tri-state area. Even today, Regina explained that it was heartwarming when she and Roger were shopping somewhere and individuals would approach them and tell them how much they appreciated them being a part of their special day, you two really did provide us with Lasting Images.
Roger was a man of many talents from gardening to maintaining his flower beds, to enjoying his time in the kitchen. When he began to prepare the meal for the day or for any special occasion, he would always call upon his “go-to” ingredients, garlic, and olive oil. His family explained if he had one dish that he was known for it was his homemade Ravioli, a recipe he perfected and shared with many of his family and friends through the years. Roger was very proud of his Italian heritage and the life lessons he embraced from his father.
He enjoyed spending time in his garage tinkering with different projects and taking the time to produce his own bullets. He held membership at the Hancock County Sportsman Association, you would often find him there enjoying the process of firearms and being proud of his creation of ammunition.
Roger was a true family man, a simple man who would not hesitate to show his love and expertise to anyone, especially his family; he was loved by all who knew him. He had a very special relationship with his granddaughters, Lidia, and Laurel, ask anyone, they were the “Sweethearts of his Life!” He will be sadly missed by his loving and endearing family and friends.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents.
Left to cherish his loving memory fondly is his wife Regina Leggett Asti of 51 years whom he married on September 16, 1972, Children Sarah Asti, and her companion Brandon Green of Poland, OH., and David (Lisa) Asti of Charles Town, WV., granddaughters Lidia and Laurel Asti, sister Debra (Robert) Davis of Eldersille, PA., and brother Kenneth (Wendy) Asti of Cartersville, GA.
Roger’s request for cremation has been honored.
A memorial service for Roger will be scheduled at the convenience of his family.