Charles Lucik 1927-2018
BRISTOLVILLE — Charles Lucik, 91, of Bristolville, wonderful Dad who has been the delight and love of his family for all these years, gained his angel wings in the early morning hours Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, surrounded by family.
He was born March 6, 1927, in North Bloomfield, son of the late Harry and Anna Kavalkevich Lucik.
Charles, a World War II veteran, served in the U.S. Army with the 78th Field Hospital in Belgium, Germany, and Le Havre, France. After returning stateside, he worked at Mullins and SunLite, where he met the love of his life, Lena Marie Carney. They were married Oct. 25, 1947, and spent 56 years together prior to her passing in 2003. Charles had his own auto repair service in the Lake Milton area for several years.
In 1955, he began working at Copperweld Steel in both the furnace and finishing departments prior to retiring in 1985 after 30 years. He loved the outdoor life and all it had to offer — from birds and deer to yard work and vegetable gardens. He was an avid fisherman, auto mechanic and polka dancer. The music was in his blood.
Time with his grandson and great-grandchildren always brought a smile to his face. He was extremely social and belonged to both the American Legion Post 72 and Loyal Order of Moose.
Charles leaves behind to hold onto his precious memories his daughter, Maryann (Rex) Messick of Bristolville; grandson, Dwight (Melissa) Messick of Delaplane, Va.; and two great-grandsons, Hunter and Aidan, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by seven brothers and six sisters.
A Mass of Christian burial, officiated by Rev. John P. Madden, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, 103 N. Maple St., Orwell, Ohio 44076, with visitation at the church one hour prior to Mass.
Interment will follow at All Souls Cemetery Cortland.
Visitation will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at the Paine Funeral Home, Inc., 140 E. Main St., Orwell, Ohio 44076.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make memorial contributions to Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County, P.O. Box 66, Vienna, Ohio 44473. Please include Charles’ name on your donation.
Condolences may be made at painefuneralhome.com