Paul Hnatiak Jr., 88, of Marblehead, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, in his home.
He was born Aug. 25, 1918, in Parma, and had resided in Marblehead for the past 46 years.
Paul served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as an Aircraft Mechanic and was stationed at Eglin Air Force Base in Ft. Walton, Fla. In the 1950s, Paul owned and operated Parma Auto Body in Parma. When he moved to Marblehead, he owned and operated Lands End Marina for 46 years. Later he worked as an independent automobile tool salesperson in the Erie County area. He enjoyed fishing and boating.
He is survived by his son, Steven M. Hnatiak of Akron; daughter, Janet S. Akosi of Vermilion; three grandchildren; and sisters, Anne Kwasny and Julia Pleva, both of Parma.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years Julia (Mokriy) in 1997, parents, Paul and Anastasia Hnatiak Sr. and brother, Michael Hnatiak.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday in Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave., Lorain. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Neidecker-LeVeck-Crosser Funeral Home, 7755 E. Harbor Road, Marblehead. The Rev. Basil Hutsko, pastor of St. Mary Byzantine Rite Catholic Church in Marblehead, will preside. Burial will follow in St. Mary Byzantine Cemetery in Marblehead, where the VFW Post 7572 of Marblehead will conduct military honors.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106 or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 634445, Cincinnati, OH 45263-4445.
Condolences may be made at gluvna.net.