Rudy Ondrus


Rudy E.

Rudy E. Ondrus, 87, of Toledo, OH, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2012, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. Born April 17, 1925, in Toledo, OH, he was the son of John and Mary Ondrus. A 1943 graduate of Whitmer High School, he married Patricia Abele on December 21, 1957.

She preceded him in death on November 4, 2010. He was a member of International Union of Operating Engineers working for the George Gradel Company for 40 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of R.V.Y.C. and Maumee Elks Club, #1850. Over the years he enjoyed being a private pilot, boating, motorcycles and midget car racing. In later years, he enjoyed being with friends, family and a good meal.

Rudy is survived by his loving son, Rudy (Jennifer) Ondrus; grandchildren, Jacob, Joshua (Sara), Joseph, James; great- grandchildren, Kierstin and Kaylee. Special friend, Janet Viers. He was also preceded in death by a brother, John Ondrus, and sisters, Mary Gajewski and Rosemary Ondrus.

Visitation will be from 3:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, 1640 Smith Rd. (at Jackman) Temperance, MI, Funeral services will be private. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

Published in Toledo Blade on Nov. 19, 2012