Andrew Oblak

March 03, 1958 ‒ January 31, 2015

Howard, Ohio

Andrew Mark Oblak, age 56, of Howard, Ohio, passed away on January 31, 2015 at the Knox Community Hospital.  He was born on March 3, 1958 in Painesville, Ohio, to Andrew and Eugenia (Hunyadi) Oblak.

Andy was part of the Ohio State Marching Band from 1976 to 1980 and enjoyed every minute of being part of the “Best Damn Band in the Land”.  He also served his country proudly by being a 1st. Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps.  Andy graduated from Mayfield High School, class of 1976, where he received the coveted John Phillip Sousa Award.  He was an Eagle Scout and member of the American Legion Post 343 in Euclid, Ohio.   In his younger years, Andy liked to bowl, play softball and sing.  Classical music was his love; he enjoyed playing and singing as often as possible.

Andy is survived by his mother, Eugenia Oblak; a sister, Alisa (John) Dambrosio; an uncle, Steve (Rosalyn) Hunyadi; 2 nieces, Diana (Fabio) Gonzalez and Jacquelyn Dambrosio; numerous other nieces and nephews and several cousins.

He is preceded in death by his father, Andrew Oblak.

Calling hours will be held at the Danville United Methodist Church from 1 to 2 PM, on Saturday February 14, 2015, where a celebration of life service will follow.  Rev. Thomas Orr will be officiating.  There will be a Military service conducted by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.

To share a memory with the family or leave a condolence, visit:  www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Andrew Mark Oblak.

 

  • Cousin Jean and Alisa,

    My heart is completely broken. I was shocked and so incredibly sad when my dad called me Saturday with this news. My heart goes out to all of you. I am still in shock as I have often spoke about Andy especially his service to our country in the Marines. I remember all the times we spent together our families and the laughs and holidays and fun and it makes me smile. It always does. I have the most wonderful memories of our many, many times together growing up and into adulthood. Those memories will stay in my heart forever. Andy was an amazing person and a great cousin. I will miss him.

    I know he is with our Lord and Cousin Andy and they are both healthy and at peace. I wish you comfort in this very sad time.

    Love to all of you,

    Susie and family

  • Our condolences go to you and your family. Our hearts are truly broken, knowing that a man that would give you your last would be taken so fast. Andy showed true greatness to my husband when times were hard for him, and others turned their backs. Jamie considered him a true friend and a valuable person. He was always appreciated and truly respected with our family. We know that he was called home for a purpose, that was to unite with his father. So he can shine the love down on his family and friends. May you guys continued to be blessed for evermore!

    The Chambers Family

  • OUR FAMILY WOULD LIKE TO OFFER OUR CONDOLENCES TO ANDY’S FAMILY. SO SORRY. WE WERE NEIGHBORS WAY BACK. GIL & ANDY SR. RODE TO FISHER BODY TOGETHER. FOR MANY YEARS UNTIL THEY CLOSED.LINDA GIL JR. ANDY ,CONNIE, BILL, BONNIE CHUCK ALL WENT TO MAYFIELD HIGH SCHOOL. PLEASE ACCEPT OUR SORROW & MANY PRAYERS FOR ANDY. HE CERTAINLY WAS A SHINING STAR. WITH LOVE GIL&BABE KANDRAC

  • My Heart goes out to you Eugenia and Alisa. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Andy and I go way back to sixth grade camp. (1970) We shared a cabin along with other students. I have great memories of Andy, from school to Marching band to visiting him at Ohio State.
    Rest in peace Andy!

  • I am so very saddened to learn of the loss of of Andy. I met Andy my freshmen year at Ohio State and he continued to be a loyal and treasured friend throughout college. Andy was truly one of the kindest, compassionate person i have met in my life. There has never been anyone in my life with a higher sense of integrity and goodness. I am blessed to have had Andy in my life during those years. I am so very sorry for the loss of dear Andy. May God hold him tightly in his arms. I will always carry him in my heart.

    Donna Piszczak

  • Dear Mrs. Oblak and Alisa,

    How saddened we all are to learn of Andy’s untimely passing! Happy memories of growing up with all of our SNPJ Circle 2 friends and extended families brings much comfort and joy as we think about you in your time of sorrow. Please know that Andy is in our prayers.

    With much affection,
    Richie & Elaine Vadnal
    Suzy, Nancy Douglas, & Ricky (and Families)

  • I am so sorry to hear of Andy’s passing. He was such a kind and gentle soul. I enjoyed being with him in the Marching and Concert Bands. I pray your family will be comforted during this time. Till we meet again my friend…Sempervivum Fi
    Carol Reed MacLagan

  • Jean and Alisa,

    What beautiful condolences that speak so abundantly and highly of Andy.
    Andy accomplished so much in his life and how proud you must be of him. He makes me proud just knowing his service for his country and for his love in reaching out to others in times of need. Love never fails. My heart is hurting for your loss. I, too, know the hurt to lose someone that you love so much. My prayers go to each of you and I ask God for His peace that passeth all understanding and to give you His comfort in the days ahead.

    Betty (Demshar) Aultman

  • To Jeanie Alisa and all of your family,
    My heart breaks for you for your loss of such a beautiful and kind soul. Andy was always so kind and sweet and always caring.
    I remember being so excited when you and Andy came to visit and we got to play with “little” Andy and Alisa when we were younger. We had such wonderful family times. I will never forget those times.
    I know how much you loved him and how proud you were of him. He had many accomplishments that made you proud and rightly so. He was and will always be loved.
    I pray that God gives you peace and understanding and heals your broken hearts.
    We love you all so much, Polly

  • Dear Jean and Alisa,
    Words cannot express how sad we were to here of the passing of Andy, Jr.
    He was a friendly, cheerful guy. We will always remember the good times we had with the Slovenian Junior Chorus, and on tour in Slovenia. Our deepest sympathy to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this trying time.
    Cecilia and Bob Dolgan
    Indian Head Park, Illinois