Ira Delmas Cain

Ira Delmas Cain, 66 , of Fairmont, passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, in Clarksburg.  He was born January 28, 1952, in Fairmont,  a son of the late Ira B. “Benny” and Mary Kendall Skarzinski Cain.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Kathy A. Gross Cain.

Delmas was a Christian by faith, he attended Farmington High School until he entered the United States Army to serve in Korea and also in Vietnam.  He worked as a machinist for the Hazel Atlas Company, which became the Continental Can Company, which later became the Anchor Hocking Company in Clarksburg.

Delmas enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson when he was able and attending classic car shows in the area.  He loved to read any and every automobile magazine or book.  He loved his ritual of his daily breakfast with his friends and the staff of McAteer’s Restaurant, and loved to putter around the house spending his time taking care of his home and the grounds.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Mariah and her husband Bradley Thrasher, of Fairmont; grandchildren, Jeremiah and Paityn Thrasher; his sister, Sheila Shaffer-White and her husband David White, of Idamay; his brother, Joseph and his wife Cleo “Sis” Skarzinski, of Morgantown; his brother-in-law, Kenneth Gross, of Fairmont; his sisters-in-law, Valinda Tagg, of Fairmont, Michael and his wife Linda Gross, of Surry, Va., and William and his wife Lisa Gross, of Fairmont;  several nieces and nephews; as well as his close friends, Jim Pulice and Walter Trippett.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathleen Grzybowski Cain in March of 2000.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and caring staff of the Louis A. Johnson Medical Center, in Clarksburg, for their attentive care and concern.

Friends and family may visit the Ford Funeral Home, in  Fairmont, from 1 – 8 p.m.  on Sunday, September 23, and from 10 a.m. on Monday, September 24,  until 11 a.m. for the funeral service   officiated by Pastor Scott Hall, who was instrumental in Delmas’s Salvation.  Interment will follow at the WV National Cemetery in Pruntytown,  where military rites will be held by the Marion County Veterans Council.

Condolences: fordfuneralhomes.com.

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