George "Terby" Trbovich passed away December 27, 2012.
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After graduating from Lorain High School as president of his class, George was drafted into the Army during the Korean War. He served his country honorably and had tours in Hawaii and Japan before being deployed to Korea. He received several Far East ribbons, the Korean Service Medal and 3 Battle Stars.
Upon discharge from the military, he enrolled in and graduated from Kent State University. He then went on to teach in the Lorain and Avon school districts for more than 30 years.
He enjoyed traveling to Montana and the Northwestern States as well as to the European countries of France, Germany and the former Yugoslavia. He had a special interest in the history of the Balkans in WWII.
George was an avid reader, enjoyed all sports, playing tennis and doing crossword puzzles.
He was a good friend to all who knew him and could be counted on to lend a hand or sympathetic ear to family and friends. He will be missed.
He was preceded in death by his father John, mother Mildred (nee Stipanovich) and brother Nicholas. He is survived by his brother Michael (Mary Ann) of Sandusky, sisters Smilla Matich of Pittsburgh and Helen and Anita of Lorain, nieces, grand nieces and a grand nephew.
Per his wishes a private family service was held.
Arrangements were under the direction of Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain.
Online condolences can be made at www.gluvna.net.
Published in The Morning Journal from Dec. 31, 2012 to Jan. 1, 2013