CONNEAUT — Caroline “Lena” Antolik, age 93, of Conneaut, Ohio, passed away Friday, May 24, 2013, at Villa at the Lake in Conneaut, Ohio.
Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 29th, at THOMPSON-SMITH-NESBITT FUNERAL HOME, 345 Main St., Conneaut, with the Rev. Fr. Philip Miller, of St. Mary/St. Frances Cabrini Parish, officiating. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery in Girard, Pa.
Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 28th, at the Funeral Home.
Lena was born in Derry, Pa., to Joseph Colby and Elizabeth (Petruccelli) Colby on Feb. 1, 1920. She attended high school in Conneaut, Ohio. Lena married Joseph Antolik in 1948. They were blessed with 53 years together before Joe’s passing in 2001.
Lena and Joe lived in Girard, Pa., where they were very active in the community. Lena was a member of Ss. Cyril & Methodius Byzantine Catholic Church in Girard, Pa. She was an active volunteer in many of the church endeavors. Lena worked as a quality inspector for General Electric for 40 years. She enjoyed golf, bowling and spending time with friends and family.
Lena and her husband Joe loved to travel. They would spend winters golfing and vacationing in Arizona and Myrtle Beach. They visited many of America’s great National Parks and explored the beautiful vistas of the western United States.
Mrs. Antolik is survived by her brother, Nicholas Colby Sr. and his wife, Mary Colleen of Conneaut, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Antolik; her father, Joseph Colby; her mother, Elizabeth (Petruccelli) Colby; her sister, Josephine Colby; and her brother, Chris Colby.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff of UH-Conneaut Medical Center, the staff at the Villa at the Lake and the volunteers at Hospice of the Western Reserve for the compassion and care they gave to Lena.
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