William J. “Bill” Fazekas, Sr., age 86, of Lorain, passed away Friday, February 14, 2014, at Mercy Regional Medical Center. He was born April 17, 1927 in Lorain, to Andrew and Helen (nee Toth) Fazekas.
William attended Lorain High School and enlisted with the United States Navy on April 28, 1944. He was honorably discharged on April 7, 1947, with the rank of Seaman Second Class.
William was employed as a Lorain Police Officer for 11 years and upon leaving the Police Department, he went on to work at Lake Terminal Railroad, where he retired from. His true passion and talent was the work he did as auto mechanic, which he was well known for. Besides working on cars, Bill enjoyed golfing and was a huge Miami Dolphins football fan.
He is survived by his wife, Rose (nee Drvodelich); son, William (Molly) Fazekas, Jr., of Lorain; daughters, Janet Gwynn, of Berlin Hts., and Sharee (John) Dorsey, of Oberlin; grandchildren, Joelelle Fazekas, Kelly Polander, Jason and Joseph Gwynn, and John and Jennifer Dorsey; nine great-grandchildren; and sisters, Clara Padgett and Arlene Bari.
William was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Helen Fazekas; and brothers, Andrew, Ernie, Alexander and George Fazekas.
The Fazekas family will receive friends Thursday, February 20, 2014, from 4 until 8 P.M., in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Road, Amherst, where funeral services will be held Friday, February 21, 2014, at 10:30 A.M. Reverend Peter Toth, Pastor of The Hungarian Reformed Church of Lorain, will officiate. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made in memory of William, to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.dovinreberjones.com