AURORA — Harry W. Hajek, age 95, passed away at Anna Maria of Aurora nursing facility, Aurora, Ohio, on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.
He was the son of Anton and Bertha Hajek and was born August 2, 1918, in Cleveland, Ohio. Harry was married to his wife Rose on May 27, 1947.
Harry excelled in several sports at John Adams High School and received recognition for playing tennis. He was an avid golfer and bowler until the age of 89. He was instrumental in starting a golf league for Roaming Shores and was their treasurer for many years.
Harry, at the age of 20, joined the Merchant Marines and saw much of the world while aboard the ship The Henry C. Paine. His working career involved various computer and management positions.
After retirement, he and his wife built a home in Roaming Shores. They traveled the world together visiting every continent except for Antarctica.
He is survived by his niece, Terri (Jeff) Wilde; niece, Janice (Richard) Oster; cousins, Virginia McMonagle, Jerry Dvorak, LaVern Dvorak and Betty Dvorak; as well as several great-nieces and nephews.
Harry is now reunited with his wife, parents, brother Jaro, and nephew Richard.
A Funeral Service, officiated by the Rev. Jody Baker, will take place 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 20th, at the Rock Creek Union Cemetery Chapel, Stiles Ave., Rock Creek, Ohio 44076.
Visitation will be held prior to services from 10:30 a.m. at the Chapel.
Arrangements handled by PAINE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 140 E. Main St., Orwell, Ohio. Obituary and condolences at www.painefuneralhome.com and starbeacon.com.