YOUNGSTOWN - Louis T. Bukovi, 83, passed away early Wednesday afternoon, July 13, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown following a lengthy illness.
Louis was born June 30, 1928, in Youngstown, a son of the late Michael and Mary Paller Bukovi, and was a lifelong area resident.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1948, serving just after World War II, and worked for 18 years for U.S. Steel at the Ohio Works and the McDonald Works. Lou also worked for Hitchcock Realty as a maintenance man, and was a general all-around handyman.
Mr. Bukovi attended St. Brendan Church, enjoyed fishing, woodworking, remote-control airplanes, and, according to his family, was a true hell-raiser.
He leaves his beloved wife of 53 years, Donna L. Lukanec Bukovi, whom he married May 8, 1958; three daughters, Kim (Larry Rhodes) Bukovi, Pam (Robert) Jones and Lisa (Debbie Thornton) Bukovi, all of Youngstown; a son, Thomas TJ Bukovi (Jamie Bidwell) of Oregon; and four grandchildren, Robert and Louis Jones, Michael Winland, and Zachary Bukovi.
Lou will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Seven brothers, William Chopsy Bukovi, Michael Bukovi, Steve Bukovi, George Migletz, Stephen Migletz, Joseph Migletz, and Edward Migletz, and a sister, Jennie Lutheran, preceded him in death.
Family and friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 16, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road in Youngstown, where a memorial service will follow at 11 a.m.
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