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Peter E. Hankish, 82, of Perrysburg, Ohio died Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Kingston surrounded by his loving family. He was the youngest of seven born to the late Charles M. and Sophia (Giha) Hankish Sr. in Bluffton, Ohio on February 10, 1932.
Pete was drafted into the U.S. Army on July 3, 1952, during the Korean War. After the war he attended John Carroll University and then completed his degree at Bowling Green State University. On September 5, 1959, he married the late Naomi A. Arbogast and together they raised their three children. Pete went into sales, where he eventually was an independent sale's representative. But his favorite job, was the one he had when he worked at his father's confectionery store, where many memories were shared with family and friends as he carried on the tradition of making candy canes, peanut brittle, caramels and other sweets.
You could often find Pete watching sports, where he loved watching his favorite teams, the Buckeyes, the Cleveland Browns and the Indians. He also enjoyed bowling. Pete was very active with his kids; when they were younger in the Perrysburg Youth Football, he served in many different capacities from the refreshment booth to serving as the President. In his later years, he loved watching his grandkids play sports and was very proud of them.
Pete is survived by his daughter, Debra Hankish; sons, Steven (Cheryl) and Timothy (Kathleen) Hankish; grandchildren, Joshua (Michelle), Stephanie, Jacob, Luke, Abby and Mark Hankish; sister, Ruth (Jim) Baderscher.
Friends will be received at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary St. Perrysburg (419-874-3133) on Sunday, March 16, from 2:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 17, with prayer services starting at 9:45 a.m. at the funeral home and will proceed to St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 E. Front St. Perrysburg, where he was a devoted member, at 10:30 a.m.
Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Pete's name may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or
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Published in Toledo Blade on Mar. 15, 2014