Gluvna Shimo Hromada Home
Family Owned and Operated since 1912 Lorain, Ohio
George W. Gonas, Jr.
Ford Motor Company Lorain Assembly Plant Retiree
Age 80
Born: April 18, 1940   Died: October 8, 2020

Gluvna Shimo Hromada

George William Gonas, Jr. entered into eternal rest and  was welcomed into the arms of God during the early morning hours of Thursday October 8, 2020. George, age 80, was the elder son of George William Gonas and Leota Georgia (nee Kane) Gonas. He resided in Lorain for the majority of his life but was raised in Vermilion, attended school in the Vermilion School District, and graduated from Vermilion High School in 1959.

He worked for the former McGarvey’s Restaurant in Vermilion for five years before gaining employment with the Ford Motor Company where he worked at the company’s Lorain Assembly Plant for thirty-eight years.

George enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family in his free time. He and Kathy attended services regularly at St. Peter Parish until his failing health interfered with their faithfulness to worship.

He married Kathleen (Kathy) Louise Rangel in 1963 and, together, they celebrated fifty-seven years of marriage this past August 17th.

The couple had two children, George William Gonas III (Kerri) of Watertown, New York, and Cynthia Marie (John) Palazzo of Medina. In addition, he is survived by granddaughters Delaney, Margaret, Rosie, and Piper Gonas all of Watertown, Kassady Carrier of Medina, Ohio, grandsons Kane Carrier (Nicole) of Elyria, Kennedy Carrier (fiancée Ally) of Lorain and their father Jeffrey Carrier. He also leaves his brother Albert Gonas (Carol) of Sarasota, Florida. George was preceded in death by his parents George and Leota Gonas.


Gluvna Shimo Hromada
In the Gluvna Shimo Hromada Chaple
Send Condolences
Online Prayer Card
Send Flowers
Funeral Schedule

Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel -3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. Visitors will be required to wear masks / facial coverings and attendees are asked to follow the Covid-19 virus control guidelines posted at the funeral chapel entrance and throughout the building. Funeral services will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral chapel with Reverend Craig Hovanec, pastor of St. Peter Parish presiding. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

Please make donations to:

 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.