Emil F. Ganobsek, Jr., 82, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Five Star Assisted Living in Avon Lake, after a lengthy illness. He was born December 10, 1931 in Lorain, to Emil and Agnes (nee Banacke) Ganobsek and was a 1949 graduate of Lorain High School.
Emil enlisted in the United States Air Force on April 5, 1951 and held the rank of Airman First Class. While serving he received the Occupation Medal, (Germany), National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged on April 4, 1955.
He was employed as a mechanic with Nelson Stud Welding Division for 40 years. He loved photography and would develop his own photos. He also enjoyed reading and studying all about herbs.
Emil is survived by his daughters, Lisa (Ron) Deka of Medina and Janine (Richard) Simonsis of Oak Forest, Illinois; grandchildren, Reed and Alexa Simonis and Alison Deka; brother, Richard (Lynn) Ganobsek of Fruitland, Florida; sisters, Elaine Rock of Lorain, Janette Ganobsek of Lorain, Roseleen Priesler of Parma and Diane Trebonik of Mansfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Agnes Ganobsek; brothers, Eugene, Dennis and Gregory Ganobsek; sisters, Mary Louise Lynch and Kathleen Ganobsek.
The family will receive friends Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 10 to 11 A.M. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 521 Harris Road, Sheffield Lake, where Mass of Christian Burial will follow the visitation at 11 A.M. Rev. Fr. Stephen Shields, Pastor, will officiate. Interment will take place Monday, March 17, 2014 at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Road, Amherst.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.dovinreberjones.com