Mr. Oldrick C. “Ollie” Kasparek, 82, of Ellwood City (Northview Estates), passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 in the Ellwood City Hospital.
Mr. Kasparek was born on Jan. 22, 1932, in Beaver Falls, to the late Thomas and Frances (Laposkosky) Kasparek. He is a member of the Beaver Falls High School class of 1950 and the Holy Redeemer Parish. Ollie served with the U.S. Army with the Company B 29th Tank Battalion from Dec. 9, 1954 until his discharge on Dec. 6, 1956. After, he worked at the Babcock & Wilcox Steel Mill in Beaver Falls for 30 years as an electrician, and then with ECU (a division of the Ellwood Group) for 10 years, also as an electrician. He is a long time member of the Holy Redeemer Special Activities Group and Holy Name Society. Ollie also was a valued member of the Riverside Lions Club for 51 years. He is a past president of the club and served as the clubs chairman for the White Cane Committe for many years. He received the Melvin Jones Award, and the Honor of Lionism Award.
Mr. Kasparek is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Vicki (Gary) Rozanski; his son and daughter-in-law, James (Jackie) Klages both of Ellwood City; his eight grandchildren, Gary (Tammy) Rozanski, Ryan Rozanski, Abby Rozanski, Corrie (Mirrell) Knabe, Matthew (Christina) Klages, Kristen (Chris) Scotece, Gary (Jill) Hahn, Scott (Kristal) Sanders; his nine great grandchildren, Keira, Jaxon Rozanski, Tyler, Trent Knabe, Ashlyn Scotece, Jack, Jared, and Alyssa Sanders, Dylan, Kaylee Hahn; and his brother and sister-in-law, Vincent (Ann) Kasparek of Ohio. He is also survived by his brothers-in-law, Domenic “Mimi” (Teresa) Bellissimo, Frank Bellissimo, Joseph (Rose Marie) Bellissimo; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary Bellissimo Kasparek, whom he married on April 24, 1982, who passed away on Feb. 10, 2012; his sister Frances Ondrusek; and his brothers, Edward, Anthony, Gerald, and Walter Kasparek.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 5-8 p.m. in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.. Members of the Holy Redeemer Holy Name Society and Special Activities Group are asked to meet at the Funeral Home on Friday by 7:30 p.m. to conduct a service at 7:45 p.m. Members of the Riverside Lions Club are asked to meet at the Funeral Home on Friday by 7:50 p.m. to conduct a service at 8:05 p.m. Ollie’s family would like to thank Dr. Rahall, the third floor staff of the Ellwood City Hospital, and the Northview Estates staff – especially Billie Mentzer – for the wonderful care they extended to him.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday in the Holy Redeemer Church at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Those attending the Funeral Mass are asked to meet at the Funeral Home on Saturday by 9:20 a.m. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the cemetery on Saturday by 10:50 a.m. to conduct full military honors. Memorial contributions in Mr. Kasparek’s name may be made to the Holy Redeemer Social Services or to the Riverside Lions Club. The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/