Louis Black, 96, of Lorain, passed away on Friday, July 13, 2007 in the New Life Hospice of St. Joseph in Lorain following a brief illness. Mr. Black was born in Onod, Hungary on March 29, 1911, moving to Lorain as a small child. He served in the US Army Air Force during WW II. He was a member of the Florence Congregation Church. He was a pilot who owned his own airplane and greatly enjoyed flying. He also enjoyed boating and fishing. He had been a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Mr. Black retired in 1975 as the maintenance superintendent for the Standard Pipe Protection Co. with 24 years of service.
He is survived by a daughter, Joyce Beckler of Berlin Heights; a son, David Black of Lorain; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Mr. Black was preceded in death by his wife, Edna (nee Tellman) Black in 2002; parents, Louis and Mary (nee Nemeth) Black, Sr; sisters, Helen Bare, Ann Tebault, a sister in infancy; and a brother, Joseph Black.
Friends may call Monday, July 16, 2007 from 4 to 8 P.M. at the Schwartz, Spence, Boyer & Cool Home For Funerals, 1124 W. 5th Street, Lorain. Funeral Services, in the funeral home, will be at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, July 17, 2007, with Rev. R. Kelly Clemens, pastor of the Florence Congregational Church, officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Hill Memorial Park Cemetery Amherst Township. The family suggest that memorial contributions may be made to the Florence Congregation Church, 11801 St. Rt. 113, Berlin Heights, OH 44814. Online condolences at www.boyer-cool.com