June 28, 2016


Elaine E. Petrak

Elaine E. Petrak, 84, formerly of Brunswick, passed away Friday, April 19, 2013, surrounded by her family. Elaine was born September 10, 1928 in Garfield Heights, to the late Jeramie and Elizabeth (Demetri) Shampay.

She enjoyed sewing, crafts, and being outdoors. Especially camping, fishing, and gardening. Elaine loved to have big family gatherings.

Elaine is survived by her loving children, Patricia Kecken, Richard (Sharon) Petrak, Jr., Janet Petrak, Linda Petrak, Barbara Petrak, and Marilyn (Ray) Foster; treasured grandchildren, Christopher (Renee) Geiszler, Brian (Patricia) Keckan, Steven Keckan, Tony and Brian Lombardi, Carolyn Hydash (Foster), and Kathy Jo Foster; adoring great grandchildren, Michaela, Ashley, Emily, Tiffani and Olivia.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard O. Petrak to whom she was married 64 years; and her son-in- law, Karl Keckan.

Graveside services will be held 1:15 P.M., Friday, May 10 2013, at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Rd., Rittman 44270. There will be an open house to follow from 2 until 7 P.M., at 6349 Ryan Rd., Medina 44256.

Online condolences may be left at waitefuneralhome.com