Louis A. Boni, 94, residing in Sandusky, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Providence Care Center after a lengthy illness.
Louis was born Sept. 5, 1918, in Sandusky, son of the late Giuseppe and Ottavia (Franketti) Boni.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army who proudly served his country during WWII. He was employed at Riccelli Grocery Store, the Adams St. Market, and retired in 1983 as a supervisor at Morgan Linen.
He was a member the American Legion, and the IAB Club in Sandusky. In his spare time he enjoyed golfing, gardening, bocci, and watching The Ohio State Buckeyes.
Louis is survived by his wife, Thelma (Taylor), whom he married in June of 1943. He is also survived by his son, Gene Boni, of Sandusky; daughter, Jackie Boni Wimer, of Sandusky; four grandchildren, Marla (Tom) Ferguson, of New Market, Md., Corey (Nick) Haas, of Bellingham, Wa., Marcus (Tony Truscello) Boni, of St. Louis, Mo., and Christopher Wimer, of Sandusky; two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Kyle; special nephew and niece, David and Jean Samartoni; and other relatives.
In addition to his parents, Louis is preceded in death by sister, Josephine Samartoni.
Friends may call 2-5 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E Perkins Ave., Sandusky, where funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, April 15. The Rev. Edgar Shelly will officiate. Burial will follow in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.
Those wishing to contribute to Louis' memory may do so to Providence Care Center, 2025 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared at grofffuneralhomes.com.