Zoltan E. “Andy” Vince, 76, of Avon, passed away Monday, May 27, 2013, at Grace Hospital Fairview, following a long illness. He was born in Budapest, Hungary and had been a resident of Avon since 2002, moving from North Ridgeville, where he lived for 28 years.
Andy worked as a tool and die maker for Ford Motor Company for 34 years, retiring in 2002. He was a member of First Hungarian Reform Church in Cleveland; a member and three-time Past Master of Mid-Century Lodge # 725 F. & A.M.; a 32nd Degree Mason for 35 years; a Shriner; and member of the Ford Fellow Craft Club.
Andy enjoyed reading Westerns, playing the keyboard, fishing, boating, riding his motorcycle, coaching and refereeing youth soccer.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Elizabeth; daughters, Agnes (Keith) Klimkowicz of North Ridgeville, Anita (Richard) Arnold of Chicago, Judit (Don) Feierabend and Marianna Ribera (Phillip Elliott), both of North Ridgeville; grandchildren, David (Laura) Baker, Jennifer Decorte, Heather Feierabend, Jillian (Brian) Morris, Ryan (Sarah) Feierabend, R. C. Arnold, Joshua (Dana) Klimkowicz, Alice Martinez; 15 great-grandchildren; and brother, Laszlo (Liz) Vince.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Karoly and Rosa Vince.
Friends may call Thursday, May 30, 2013, from 3 until 8 P.M., at the Bogner Family Funeral Home, 36625 Center Ridge Rd., North Ridgeville, where a Masonic Service will be at 7 P.M. Funeral service will be held Friday, May 31, 2013, at 10 A.M., in the funeral home. Reverend Tamas Biro will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to First Hungarian Reform Church, 15300 Puritas Ave., Cleveland 44135 or a charity of your choice.