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Robert Chason Obituary

Robert L. Chason
Robert L. Chason

October 30, 1923 - March 24, 2018
Born in Hopewell, VA
Resided in Asheville, NC
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Robert L. “Bob” Chason, 94, of Asheville, died Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Givens Estates.

Born in Hopewell, VA, he was the husband of the late Sarah Katherine (Safford) Chason. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley Lucille (Flynn) Chason, his parents, William and Martha Jefferson (Kean) Chason, 2 sisters, and one brother.

Bob received his BS Degree in Political Science from Bridgeport University in 1947, and his MBA from Harvard University in 1959.

A direct descendent of Thomas Jefferson, Bob retired from the US Air Force as a Colonel in 1971 after 27 years of service.

He was the VP for Development at Piedmont Technical College, Greenwood, SC from 1973 to 1986.

Of the Episcopalian faith, Bob was a member of the Monticello Association and the Air Force Officer’s Association.

Bob is survived by 3 daughters: Carol R. Chason of Philadelphia, PA; Patricia C. Crouch and her husband Richard of Saluda SC; and Sara Elizabeth Stephens and her husband Brian of Grovetown, GA; 11 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Hill & Wood Funeral Home, 201 1st St. N., Charlottesville, VA with Rev. Neal Goldsborough officiating. Burial will follow in Monticello Graveyard in Charlottesville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to Disabled American Veterans online at

Groce Funeral Home, Lake Julian, is assisting the family.




Funeral Service
Funeral Service
201 1st St. N
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Thomas Jefferson Pkwy
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM


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