Gluvna Shimo Hromada Home
Family Owned and Operated since 1912 Lorain, Ohio
John J. Engel
Owned John Engel Building & Remodeling For Two Decades
Age 89
Born: May 4, 1928   Died: August 10, 2017

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John J. Engel, age 89, of Elyria Township, passed away during the early morning hours of Thursday August 10, 2017; his death came just one week after losing his loving wife of sixty-three years, Irene.

John was born in Elyria Township on May 4, 1928 and had been a resident of Lorain County for most of his life. He had been employed in the building and remodeling industry for over four decades and had operated John Engel Building and Remodeling for more than twenty years.

A parishioner of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Elyria Township, John was an accomplished woodworker who enjoyed puzzles and flower gardening in his free time. He and his late wife also enjoyed travel, especially in their motor home,  and were able to visit forty-nine of our fifty states.

Survivors include daughters Cynthia Hurley (Robert) of Napa, California, Connie Fisher (Sandy) of Boulder, Colorado, and Sharon L. Crawford (Clark) of Brownhelm Township. Additional survivors include grandchildren Natalie Hurley, Seamus Hurley, and Max Fisher, and sister Katherine Plato residing in Lorain.

John was preceded in death by his wife Irene (nee Fetcenko) on August 3rd, parents Ludwig and Catherine (nee Hawreakiewich) Engel, and brothers Joseph, Leslie, Frank, and Louis.






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Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain, where funeral services will begin Monday at 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 a.m. in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church – 41295 North Ridge Road, Elyria Township. Reverend Donald Dunson, pastor of the parish will serve as celebrant. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

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St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church – 41295 North Ridge Road, Elyria, OH 44035.