NEWTON TOWNSHIP - Richard D. Oblinsky, 65, passed away Monday, July 1, 2013, after a brief illness.
He was born Jan. 6, 1948, in Clymer, Pa., the son of Pete and Helen Lutzic Oblinsky.
Richard was employed by General Motors, Lordstown, as a material manpower coordinator for 39 years prior to his retirement in 2006.
He loved spending time outdoors. He loved hunting, fishing and especially keeping a perfect garden to share with his family and neighbors. His garden was envied by all who drove by. He loved spending time at the farm, his homestead, and especially the cabin by the creek.
Richard is survived and will be deeply missed by his devoted wife, Donna Roof Oblinsky, to whom he was married for 46 years. He is also survived by his son, Richard (Kimberly) Oblinsky of McDonald; his daughter, Tina Wilson of Lordstown; and his brothers, Charlie (Jeannie) Oblinsky of Clymer, Pa., and Peter (Louise) Oblinsky of Greensburgh, Pa. He leaves his four beautiful grandchildren, Richie and Nick Oblinsky of McDonald and Madalyn and Sophia Wilson of Lordstown, whom he loved with all his heart. He will forever be "Papa Blue Eyes." He also leaves many nieces and nephews, especially Mandy, whom he loved dearly; and one great-niece and one great-nephew.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his niece, Michelle.
Family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Lane Family Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, where funeral services will take place 10 a.m. Friday. Interment to follow in Lordstown Cemetery.
Family and friends can offer their condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.