Edward A. Laibach

September 25, 1951 ‒ January 08, 2004

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Edward Alan Laibach, 52, of Brandywine Drive, Mansfield, died Thursday, January 8, 2004 in Kobacher House, Columbus.

Now at home with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Ed’s primary goal through his courageous battle with cancer was to continue to bring glory to God.

He was born September 25, 1951 in Mansfield to Joseph Edward and Margaret Elizabeth (McLaughlin) Laibach, was raised in Spartansburg, Pennsylvania, and returned to this area to be graduated from Galion High School in 1968.

He attended LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas, and was a member of Alpha Omega fraternity.

Ed worked the past 15 years with Galion Godwin, at the firm’s Winesburg production plant, as project engineer of the hydraulics systems.

He was a member of Berean Baptist Church, where he sang tenor in the Celebration Choir, and was active in the Promise Keepers men’s fellowship.

Ed liked the out-of-doors and spending time with his family at the beach. He was a member of the “Father-of-Two-Daughters-Club”, and a former member of the Lexington High School Music Boosters, and thoroughly enjoyed the antics of his dogs Cody and Mikey and cat Shady.

Beyond all these interests, Ed loved to follow the activities of his daughters, even serving as stroke-and-turn-judge for the Clear Fork Piranhas swim team.

He is survived by his wife Dreama S. (Ball) Laibach, whom he married May 28, 1977; two daughters Michelle D. Laibach and Megan E. Laibach both of Mansfield; two sisters Alice Jean Lindsey and Mary Lay both of Spartansburg, Pennsylvania; his father-in-law and mother-in-law George and Loraine Ball of Johnsville; a brother-in-law Francis J. Holland of Mount Sterling; numerous nieces and nephews and extended family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Thelma Holland.

The family will receive friends Sunday, January 11, 2004 from 2-7 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. The worship service, giving glory to God for the life of Edward A. Laibach, will be held Monday at 11 am in Berean Baptist Church, 2145 Middle-Bellville Road, with the Revs. David Pound and Bryan Moak officiating. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to Berean Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life may be made at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com