Gluvna Shimo Hromada Home
Family Owned and Operated since 1912 Lorain, Ohio
Richard  Dzambik
PolyOne Retiree; US Navy Korean War Veteran
Age 87
Born: August 23, 1931   Died: June 12, 2019

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Richard Dzambik, 87, of Lorain, died Wednesday June 12, 2019 at Anchor Lodge Nursing Home in Lorain.

He was born August 23, 1931 in Lorain and had been a lifelong Lorain resident.

Richard graduated from Lorain High School in 1949 and joined the US Navy Air Corps at the age of 17 serving for 4 years.  He served aboard the guided missile ship USS Norton Sound (AVM-1) for 3 years in the Pacific during the Korean War.  He also boxed and wrestled while in the Navy.

Richard worked at PolyOne (formerly BF Goodrich) in Avon Lake for 35 years before retiring.

He was a lifelong member of Nativity BVM Catholic Church in Lorain where, as a boy, he served mass and later as an usher.  He enjoyed bowling, hiking and pool.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years Janet Dzambik (nee Hartel), son David (Carol) Dzambik, daughters Deana (Keith) Haydu and Dory (Philip) Zemanek; grandchildren: Andrew Dzambik, twins Ian & Evelyn Haydu, Alyson Haydu and Rebecca Zemanek; step grandchildren Zack & Mallory Zemanek; 3 step great grandchildren, sister Dolores Ganobcsik and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents Steve & Pearl Dzambik (nee Potyrala) and infant brother Leonard Dzambik. 

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The family will receive friends Monday June 17th from 12:00 pm until the time of funeral services at 1:00 pm at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain.  The Rev. Robert J. Glepko, pastor of Nativity BVM Catholic Church, will officiate.  Military honors will be conducted by AMVETS Post #32 of Elyria.  Cremation will follow. 

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