Edwin L. Fortuna Sr., 76, of Castalia, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, in Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky, after a brief illness.
He was born Dec.11, 1930, in Castalia, to Stephen and Gertrude (Dillery) Fortuna. Mr. Fortuna was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sandusky. He was employed at Ford Motor Co. in Sandusky for 35 years, until his retirement in 1991.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth M. (Gurtz) Fortuna of Castalia; daughter, Devera J. Fortuna of Castalia; sons, Edwin Lee Fortuna Jr. of Sandusky, Arthur Steven Fortuna of Castalia and David Charles Fortuna of Sandusky; grandchildren, Brian, Melissa, Jessica, Brandy and Ashley; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth E. (Harold) DeHenning of Sandusky.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Steven and Arden Fortuna; sister, Dorothy McCanless; and daughter-in-law, Tonya (Kellem) Fortuna.
Friends will be received from 3-6 p.m. Sunday in Groff Funeral Home, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, where services will be 10 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Chris Kardzis will officiate. Burial will follow in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Condolences may be sent to grofffuneralhomes.com.