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JOSEPH JOHN MLAKAR, passed away on Monday,March 18, 2013. Born Jan. 15, 1933, in Lorain, Ohio, where he was a resident for nearly 70 years. He graduated from Lorain High School in 1951 as part of the "A-class"; served in the U.S. Navy for four years, and graduated with a Doctor's degree in dental surgery from Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1962. He married Maryann (Recznik) in 1958, raised eight children, and practiced dentistry until retirement, at which time he kept busy with his many hobbies. He loved music and as a young man had a Polka band: he was an accomplished musician on accordion and organ. He also loved to golf and play games with his family; he was an avid sports fan always rooting for his OSU Buckeyes. In 2002, he moved to Fort Wayne in the wake of medical problems. He was recently a resident of Heritage Park Assisted Living Center, Fort Wayne, where he had many friends. He dearly loved his eight children and their spouses, Nancie (Richard Bechtel), Lynn (Robert Janssen), Joseph (Lori), Mike, Tom (Ginger), Jim (Julie), Rob (Heather) and Paul (Kristin): he holds a special kinship with Lori. He also leaves 11 very cherished grandchildren, Nick, Angela, Katie, Luke, Don, Rose, Jake, Jade, Joanna, Noah, and Wyatt; and two sisters, Dorothy Myosky and Kathleen Karnak. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Katherine (Nekich) Mlakar; wife, Maryann; and faithful canine companion, Simon. Memorial Mass is 10 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, in St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church, 1502 E. Wallen Road, Fort Wayne, with visitation from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Funeral service will begin with family reflections being offered at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway, Lorain, Ohio, with visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013 and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013. Catholic burial rites will follow service at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, with the Reverend John C. Retar, Pastor of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Catholic Parish officiating. Friends and family are invited to attend a 4 p.m. Saturday Vigil Mass with the family in St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, 2143 Homewood Drive, Lorain. Interment will immediately follow in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain where joint military honors will be conducted by V.F.W. Post 451 and American Legion Post 30. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lorain County Animal Protective League, 8303 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria, OH 44035.
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Lorain, OH 44055
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Mar. 20, 2013
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