Andrew W. Oravetz, 74, of Hinckley Township, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, in Medina.
He was born May 23, 1934, in Imperial, Pa. He enjoyed family, golf, wine-making and gardening.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Doris (nee Rhoades) Oravetz; sons, Andrew W. (Kathy) Oravetz Jr., James (LeeAnn) Oravetz and Donald (fiancÃ©e Julia) Oravetz; daughters, Deborah (Lawrence) Williams, Antoinette (Jeff) Ellis and Patricia (Mark) Evans; grandchildren, Ben (Becky), Philip, Daniel, Robert, Hannah, Keith, Bree (Adam), Brandon, Josh, Selena, Aaron, John, Alexandra, Katherine, Christina, Erica, Christopher (Chris), Samantha, Amber and Jennifer; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters; and six brothers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew A. and Antoinette (nee Booritch) Oravetz; brother, Thomas; and sister, Marie Antoinette.
Mass of Christian Burial: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of St. Colette, 330 W. 130th St., Brunswick.
Burial: Resurrection Cemetery, Valley City.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71).
Contributions may be made to the Church of St. Colette, 330 W. 130th St., Brunswick, 44212.