Alex F. Farkas, 89, of Grafton, passed away Friday, October 19, 2007 in Elyria Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness. He was born January 24, 1918 in Elyria and had lived in the Grafton-LaGrange areas all his life. He was a charter member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Grafton.
Mr. Farkas served in the US Army during WWII in the infantry. He was employed by the Ridge Tool Company as a foreman in the Milling and Drill Press departments for 26 years before retiring in 1980. He was a boy scout leader in LaGrange and played Santa Claus for the youth in LaGrange for many years. Alex enjoyed gardening, especially growing tomatoes.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Doris; daughter, Karen Huffman of Grafton; sons, Ron Farkas of Grafton and Timothy Farkas of Elyria. Survivors also include his five grandchildren; and one great grandchild; and his sister, Freda Koszar of Vermilion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Esther Farkas; and his sisters, Elizabeth and Rosie.
Friends may call at the Blackburn-Duke Funeral Home, 1021 Main St., Grafton on Monday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 10:30 A.M. in the Trinity Lutheran Church, 38307 W. Royalton Rd., Grafton. Pastor Ameritis Walter Kovac will officiate. Burial will be in LaGrange Cemetery in the Village of LaGrange.