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George R. Rodachy

George R. Rodachy, 94, of Elyria, died Thursday, February 20, 2014. He was born May 19, 1919 in Elyria and was a 1937 graduate of Elyria High School.

During the depression he worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps. During WWII he served in the U.S. Navy as a pattern maker on the ships Neshoba, Hamul and Renville and was also stationed in Okinawa. He continued his skills as a pattern maker with Elyria Foundry for 42 years retiring in 1982.

George was a collector of Indian artifacts and enjoyed woodwork, collecting and refinishing antiques, hunting, golfing and archery. He was a former member of Ohio Archaeological Society and Izaack Walton League of America.

George is survived by a daughter, Patricia A. (Blaine) Naylor of Elyria; son, Randolph G. Rodachy of Richmond, Virginia; grandchildren, Kevin (Molly) Naylor, Victor (Sheila) Naylor and Tammy (Robert) Gunderman and six great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Gertrude (nee Vargo) in 2012; parents, Gilbert and Anna Rodachy; and brothers, John, Frank and Joseph Rodachy.

Friends will be received Sunday, February 23, 2014 from 5 to 7 P.M. at Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Avenue, Elyria. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Elyria.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of The Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110-9915.

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