Thomas J. "Whitey" Elek, 70, of Lorain passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Anchor Lodge Retirement Village in Lorain following a long illness.
Mr. Elek was born in Elyria on April 29, 1947, the son of the late Robert G. and Winifred E. (nee Quick) and Elek.
He was a 1966 graduate of Lorain High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Mr. Elek retired as an electrician from US Steel in Lorain in 2003 after 33 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Post 30. He enjoyed golf and trips to Myrtle Beach.
He is survived by his wife Sharon A. (nee Denger) Elek, daughter Jan M Helbig of Lorain, sons Thomas R Elek, Michael B, (Jennifer) Elek all of Elyria, 7 grandchildren, a great granddaughter on the way, .sister, Joyce D VanSickle of Lorain, brothers Robert P. (Linda) Elek of Elyria, Tim B. (Deane) Elek, of Gold Canyon, AZ.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Bruce W. Elek, sister, Linda L Tennet and a niece Belinda Elek.
Friends may call on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 2:00 PM to services at 4:00 PM in the Schwartz, Spence, Boyer & Cool Home For Funerals, 1124 W. 5th Street, Lorain. The Rev. Rick Young, pastor of the Liberty Baptist Church will officiate.
The family suggest that memorial contributions may be madde to the Anchor lodge Retirement Village, 3756 W Erie Ave, Lorain, OH 44053.