GIRARD, Ohio – Rudolph Blazina, 92, of Girard, passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown.
Rudolph was born November 7, 1924 in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of Michael and Mildred (Mikaluti) Blazina.
He had worked for Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. for 32 years retiring as a blooming mill roller.
Rudolph was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and the Old Timers Club.
Rudolph was a Navy veteran serving his country during WWII.
He enjoyed fishing, especially his fishing trips with his brother-in-law.
He is survived by his son, Kenneth (Marian) Blazina of Kent and his sister, Agnes Schnarrs of Girard.
Rudolph is preceded in death by his wife, Emilia M. (Zapka) Blazina, whom he married August 20, 1950 and died October 18, 2014; his sisters, Ann Picchock, Helen Straub, Barbara Horvatich and Margaret Blazina and brothers, David, Larry, Joseph, Michael and Matthew.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 15, 11:00 a.m. at Girard City Cemetery Chapel.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, December 14 from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. at Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard. Visit www.blackstonefuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send any condolences to the family.
A television tribute will air Tuesday, December 13 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.