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Joseph A. Ihnat


1933 - 2019
Joseph A. Ihnat Obituary
Joseph A. Ihnat, age 86, of Painesville Twp., passed away December 1, 2019. He was born in Campbell, on February 7, 1933, to the late Andrew and Mary Ihnat. He was a proud and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Joe loved and served his family, community and country well. After graduation from Youngstown State University, he went on to serve as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army. He proudly retired from Jergens Inc. as Vice President after 40 plus years of service, where he was an accomplished and dedicated Executive. He was also an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. Joe was called a good man by all who knew him. With a kind heart and quick wit, he will be remembered fondly. Joseph is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Josephine Ihnat (nee Lupica); children, Linda (John) Lambert, Cathie Winski, Greg (Chera) Ihnat and Lisa Ihnat-Durbin (Sean); grandchildren, Brittany, Brooke, Briana, Carl, Cady, Cole, Cali, Gregory, Andrew, Katie and Luke; great-grandchildren, Beckett, Bryce and Jaxon; siblings, Nicholas (Agnes) Ihnat, John (Adele), Edward (deceased) (Mary Ann) Ihnat and Andrew (deceased) (Itha Riesen) Ihnat; and many cherished nieces and nephews. Cleveland visitation will be on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Monreal Funeral Home, 35400 Curtis Blvd., Eastlake. Youngstown visitation at St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 11 a.m. until Noon. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 at Noon at St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 463 Robinson Road, Campbell, OH 44405 with the Rev. Kevin E. Marks officiating. Please meet at church. Interment to follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Campbell. Joseph’s family extends their gratitude to the Kemper House Staff for the love and care they provided over the last few months. Flowers will be accepted at Monreal Funeral Home or donations in his honor can be made to Kemper House.
Published in The News-Herald on Dec. 3, 2019
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