George John Monak, Jr.

June 16, 1929 ‒ June 15, 2011

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: A licensed boat pilot, George “Skipper George” Monak liked being on the water. Born at Marblehead, he operated his own charter boat service, acting as captain of a fleet of three boats. He had the warm fresh waters of Lake Erie in his veins.

George passed away Wednesday evening June 15, 2011 in the Ohio Veteran’s Home in Sandusky, one day shy of his 82nd birthday.

He had worked for Browns Marina before entering the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

For 31 years he worked for Sandusky Ford Motor Company, retiring in 1994.

George was a member of Southside Christian Church, American Legion Post #83, VFW Post # 7572 Men’s Auxiliary and the Moose.

He is survived by his wife Dovie Merceleen (Whitt) Monak, whom he married December 13, 1984; daughters Debbie (Mike) Garrard and Cheryl “Sherrie” Monak all of Marblehead; a son Tom “Tobi” Monak of Cleveland; step sons Roger (Connie) Fisher and Kevin Klink all of Mansfield; step daughter Brenda (Mike) Mullaney of Cape May Point, NJ; granddaughters Holly, Jessica, Emily, Amanda, Sarah and Melissa; seven great grandchildren; sisters Jean (Bill) Glovinsky of Port Clinton and Carol (Von) Ellis of Marblehead; brothers Daniel (Mary Ann) Monak and Richard (Janet) Monak all of Marblehead; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents George & Catherine (Farina) Monak; and brothers Joseph “Joe”, John “Jackie” and Paul “Midge” Monak; a step grandson Tony Fisher; a step granddaughter Michelle Golden; and a sister-in-law Betty Hoffman.

The Monak family will receive friends Sunday, June 19, 2011 from 1 to 2 p.m. In the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where his funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Pastor Paul Lintern will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park, where Richland County Joint Veteran’s burial detail will hold graveside military honors.

Contributions in his memory to Southside Christian Church may be made at the funeral home.

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