The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

February 18, 2014

Robert J. Marhefka


Star Beacon

GENEVA — Robert J. Marhefka, age 88, of Geneva, passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014.

Born August 15, 1925, in Geneva, Ohio, he was the son of Minnie (Blazinfka) and John Marhefka. A 1943 graduate of Geneva High School, Robert served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theatre. He married Bertha L. Neuman.

Robert was a machinist at True Temper for 33 years and also worked for Coca Cola. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Geneva, Antique Club of America and the Western Reserve Auto Club. He was also a member of Geneva VFW Post #6846, American Legion Post #124 and Geneva Eagles.

He is survived by his sister, Anna Irons of Geneva; brother-in-law, Adolph Neuman of Spring Hills, Fla.; nephews, James (Greta) Neuman of Pacific Grove, Calif., Michael Neuman of Twin Lakes, Ohio, and  Jim (Wanda) Marhefka, Tim (Sheila) Marhefka and Joel Marhefka (Janice Harchalk), all of Geneva, and David Irons of Ashtabula.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Bertha; parents; brothers; John and Raymond Marhefka; sister-in-law, Xenia Marhefka; niece, Loyann Burton; and a nephew, Bill Irons.

Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 20th, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 811 S. Broadway, Geneva, with Visitation one hour prior to the Service. The Rev. Jonathan Schroeder will be officiating. Final resting place will be Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Geneva, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that contributions may be made in Bob and Bertha’s name to St. John’s Lutheran Church Preschool, P.O. Box 500, Geneva, Ohio 44041.

Obituary and condolences at www.behmfuneral.com and starbeacon.com.