CANFIELD Norman J. Horsky, 85, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 3, 2013, at Hospice House.
Norman was born April 28, 1928, in Dillonvale, a son of the late Frank and Mary Louda Horsky, and moved to Canfield from Parma in 1977.
Norm was a 1946 graduate of Dillonvale High School and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps shortly after graduation, serving just after World War II. Upon his discharge from the military, he returned home to the Cleveland area and studied engineering.
Mr. Horsky worked as an engineer and plant supervisor for Efficient Industries in Brecksville for 25 years, and then worked at Bliss Manufacturing in Youngstown as a plant engineer. He last worked at T&W Stamping Plant in Alliance, retiring in April of 2013.
Norm was a member of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church in Youngstown, was a member of the Saxon Club, the ITAM Club, and was a member of St. George Croatian Lodge No. 66 in Youngstown. He enjoyed playing golf, loved working in his yard and planting flowers. He also loved his cats.
Norm leaves his wife, Luba Hrycak Horsky, whom he married Jan. 1, 1976; three children, Steve (Peggy) Horsky of Wooster, Keith (Billie) Horsky of Doylestown, and Tami Horsky of Tampa; seven grandchildren, Brent, Kenny, Bryan, Kim, Andrea, Alexander, and Leonidas; four great-grandchildren, Cadance, Austin, Chandler, and Jordan; Lubas nieces, twins Oksana (Jerry) Centifanti and Halynna (Chris) Frangos, who Norm and Luba brought from Ukraine and raised and educated; his brother-in-law, Gene (Karen) Hrycak; nieces, Stephanie, Cheri, Renee, Debra; and nephew, David.
Norms eldest son, Rick Horsky, and a brother, Al Horsky, are deceased.
Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m., today, Dec. 5, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown, where a prayer service will take place at 6:30 p.m.
Funeral services will begin on Friday at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home, and continue at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Committal services with military honors will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514 or to Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, 526 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown, OH 44503.
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