Oliver Charles ""Ollie"" Moisio Sr., 95, of Painesville Township, passed away May 10, 2013, at University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center.
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Born Nov. 8, 1917, in Ashtabula, he had been a resident of Painesville Township for the past 50 years.
Mr. Moisio was self-employed, and a member of Zion Lutheran Church.
Mr. Oliver Charles Moisio's family roots began in Finland. His pride in his Finnish heritage was apparent in his teachings to his family. He passionately encouraged his children, grandchildren and later his great-grandchildren that through education, determination and hard work, success was attainable. He supported his family by promoting their education as well as their passions for sports and music. He was well-known for lending a helping hand to family or neighbors in need, from delivering berries or vegetables from his garden to helping neighbors with household or landscaping projects. He was always there to help those he loved. His passion for his country was apparent in the stories he shared with family at social events. From building planes with his wife, Annabelle, during World War II to meeting and working with Henry Ford, he inspired and humored his family with life long memories. He will be remembered for many attributes, but love of family and working hard to be successful will be the cornerstone of his legacy.
Survivors are his children, Barbara J. (Richard) Suomela, Geraldine S. (Norm) Urban, and Oliver Moisio Jr.; grandchildren, Todd Suomela, Lori Suomela, Brian Urban, Kim Mackey and Ryan Moisio; great-grandchildren, Mathew Mackey, Kristen Mackey, Dakota Suomela, Dylan Suomela, Sheyla Urban, Mateo Urban and Nico Urban.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Annabelle E. (nee Sweeney) Moisio; grandson, Aaron M. Urban; parents, Susanna (nee Jokela) and Carl Moisio; sisters, Ina Ragley and Ann Bradley.
Inurnment will be at a later date for family and friends.
Annabelle and Oliver together in life, will be together in death.
Arrangements by Blessing Cremation Center, 440-352-8100. www.vitonero.com
Blessing Funeral Home
9340 Pinecone Drive Mentor, OH 44060
Published in www.News-Herald.com on May 15, 2013