Lelonek Arthur J. "Art" Lelonek, 76, of Powell, Ohio, and formerly of Naples, Florida, passed away with his family at his side on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at home after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was born May 5, 1937 to the late Stella Kungis Lelonek and John Vincent Lelonek. He graduated from St. Charles Preparatory School in Columbus and attended The Ohio State University and Edison College. Art was the owner of Inventory Data Specialists, Inc. and enjoyed selling custom real estate with Amerivest Realty in Naples, Florida. Art is survived by his loving wife, Joy; and will be dearly missed by his children, Irene (Terry) McRoberts of Cincinnati, OH, James, Stephen (Susan) of Columbus, Joseph (Debra) of West Palm Beach, Florida and Amy (Andrew) Barienbrock of Columbus. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Mickey Long, Andrea (Greg) Wehman, Danielle Long, Joey Lelonek, Jr., Cameron Lelonek, Madison Lelonek and Cassidy and Zachary Barienbrock; and his great-granddaughter, Sophia Rose Wehman. Family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. FRIDAY (TODAY) at the RUTHERFORD FUNERAL HOME AT POWELL, 450 West Olentangy St., Powell, OH 43065, (614)-792-1471. (The funeral home is located on W. Olentangy St./Powell Rd./SR 750 1/4 mile east of Sawmill Parkway.) Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2013 at ST. JOAN OF ARC CATHOLIC CHURCH, 10700 Liberty Road, Powell, OH 43065 with The Reverend Michael Gentry and The Reverend William H. DeVille, Con-celebrants. Entombment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Lewis Center, OH. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be directed to the National Parkinson Foundation, Central and Southeast Ohio, 2800 Corporate Exchange Drive, Suite 265, Columbus, OH 43231, www.centralohioparkinson.org for their Delay the Disease program. Please visit www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com to send condolences to the Lelonek Family.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Aug. 2, 2013