Monday, August 10, 2009


Albert P. “Al” Graovac, 83, passed away on Monday, August 10, 2009 at The Abbewood in Elyria.

Albert was born on February 1, 1926 in Cleveland, OH and later moved to Lorain with his parents.

He was a member of St. Stanislaus Church in Lorain and was a member of The Holy Name Society. Albert was a member of the Amherst Eagles and a lifetime member of the NRA.

Albert graduated from Lorain High School and began working for U.S. Steel in 1944 in the Fuel and Power Department as an instrument repairman. He retired in 1987. He enjoyed dancing in his younger years, crossword puzzles, classical music, photography, reading, and conversations with others and was both a history and automobile buff.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Violet E. (nee: Ledzinskey) Graovac, whom he married on September 22, 1945; loving children, Valerie G. (Butch) Suki, Genevieve A. Graovac and Albert S. (Diana) Graovac; grandchildren, Matthew, Andrew and Caitlin Graovac; and sister-in-law, Genevieve Ledzinskey.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Obrad and Dragica Graovac.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, (440) 244-1961 on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. The Holy Name Society of St. Stanislaus Church will conduct a rosary service on Wednesday at 7 PM. Prayers will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday at 9:20 AM.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 AM, Thursday, August 13, 2009 at St. Stanislaus Church, 2702 Elyria Ave., Lorain, Fr. David A. Novak, officiating. Interment Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to The Holy Name Society of St. Stanislaus Church, 2702 Elyria Ave., Lorain, OH 44052


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