OBITUARY

Walter R. Marik

November 15, 1924January 18, 2013

Walter R. Marik, age 88, formerly of Palmyra, passed away Friday, January 18, 2013. Walter lived at the Gardens of Western Reserve for the past 18 months where he received outstanding love and care.

He was born November 15, 1924, in Bellaire, Ohio, a son of the late Louis and Lillian (Koranek) Marik. Walter was a proud veteran of WWII, serving in the US Army Air Corps. He was active in many civic organizations, including the Order of Eastern Star Palmy Chapter, Deerfield American Legion, and a 60 year member of the Charity Masonic Lodge in Deerfield.

Walter was a hardworking person. He was always busy with the family farm in Palmyra and retired from the General Motors Lordstown plant after 20 years of service. In 1987, Walter and his wife, Janet, moved to Lehigh Acres, Florida. While there, Walter became a member of the First Christian Church and was active in the UAW’s retiree program. Walter also utilized his handyman skills around his condo association. Surviving family members include his children: Becky (Mike) Sterling, Deborah Marik, and Bob (Linda) Marik, as well as his 6 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Walter was preceded in death by his wife Janet, daughter Susan, brother Louis, and sister Mildred.

Cremation has taken place, and friends will be received on Saturday, January 26, 2013, from 2:00 PM until the 3:00 PM Memorial Service at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Gardens of Western Reserve Activity Fund, 45 Chart Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223 – or – Shepherd’s Foundation, 5525 Silica Rd., Austintown, OH 44515.

(Wood-Kortright-Borkoski 330-296-6436)

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 26, 2013
  • Visitation Saturday, January 26, 2013
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Ruth and Jack Lees

January 26, 2013

Walt was a one of a kind guy. I never could decide if he or Howie Long had the better crewcut or smile. Because of Deb, he invited several of the Southeast teachers to his house on meet-the-parent nights. Those were some lasting memories. What a great sense of humor he had! The photo of him at Christmas was wonderful---two of my favorite people from a family I've come to love. It is comforting to envision hime with Janet, the others who left before him, and all the dogs he ever owned a celestial version of Palmyra or a Florida community. I'm certain he'll still be fixing things, dispensing advice and solving problems. I'm not so sure what the policy is for mixed drinks and cursing. But he will love watching all his family of whom he was so proud. Jack and I will miss Walt. All of you are in our thoughts at this time of adjustment.

Bob Marik

January 25, 2013

I am going to miss my go to man greatly. Always had great advise.

January 25, 2013

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS TOUGH TIME WOULD LOVE TO HAVE SEEN BECKY, DEB AND BOBBY(YOU WILL ALWAYS BE BOBBY TO ME) GOD BE WITH YOU ALL REV.CHET & MARILOU

Norman Marik

January 25, 2013

To all the "Marik" family, we will miss our Cousin Walter. Our condolences to all. Lovingly from Norman & Dorothy Marik

Susan (Shambach) Bowers

January 25, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. My mom, Alice Mae (Henderson) Shambach thought so highly of your Mom and Dad. She knew them all of her life and I was named after your sister, Susan. I remember as a little girl going to the hall where they had Eastern Star and your Mom and Dad were so good to me. Mom has alzheimers pretty bad, but can remember the past. I will let her know your Mom & Dad are together again

John/ Karen Marik

January 25, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss.

Carolyn Watson

January 24, 2013

Dear Cousins, My deepest sympathy on the loss of Uncle Walter. He was always a good guy to be around and will be greatly missed by all of us who loved him. Carolyn Watson

Suzan Bollinger

January 24, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Deborah Marik

January 23, 2013

Miss you and love you.

The staff of Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home

January 23, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.