NILES - Michael H. Bobovnyk Sr., 83, passed away quietly Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at his daughter's home into the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ.
He was born Oct. 4, 1928, in Youngstown, the son of John and Elizabeth Ferguson Bobovnyk.
He was a 1946 graduate of Youngstown East High School and was employed as a brakemen for the B&O Railroad, retiring in 1989.
He enjoyed roller skating, boating, music, playing the harmonica and the accordion.
He also served his country in United States Army and Air Force.
His wife, Alma Gillner Bobovnyk, died June 4, 2003.
He will be deeply missed by two sons, Michael H. (Linda) Bobovnyk Jr. of Florida and James E. Bobovnyk of Niles, and his daughter, Diana (Sam) Mollica of Niles, with whom he resided; a brother, Fred Bobovnyk of Mineral Ridge; a sister, Kate McFarland of Youngstown; and a grandson, Samuel N. Mollica.
He was preceded in death by four infant grandchildren, Adam Mollica, Tabitha Bobovnyk, Michael H. Bobovnyk III and Sarah Bobovnyk; three brothers, John, James and Joseph; and three sisters, Donna, Mary and Martha.
Private funeral services were held. Burial was in Niles City Cemetery.
Material contributions can be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.
Family and friends can view this obituary, sign the guestbook and send e-mail condolences at josephrossifuneralhome.com.