Louis Z. DlabickDecember 13, 1926 ~ December 16, 2017 (age 91)
ST. LOUIS, MO. - Louis Z. Dlabick, 91, formerly of Youngstown’s west side, passed away early Saturday morning, Dec. 16, 2017, at DePaul Hospital outside of St. Louis, following a long and fulfilling life.
Louis was born Dec. 13, 1926, in Baltimore, Md., a son of the late Waclaw and Katherine Dlabick, and came to the Youngstown area in 1956 with his wife.
Lou graduated from Patterson Park High School in Baltimore, and proudly served for 18 months in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Mr. Dlabick worked for 26 years for Blue Cross and Blue Shield, where he was the manager of a data processing center, retiring in 1984. He subsequently worked for the Mill Creek MetroParks in the maintenance department, and as a greenskeeper.
Lou was a member of St. Brendan Church in Youngstown, and he was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 627 in Niles.
He truly enjoyed his job with Mill Creek Park, and he loved the time he spent with his family.
Lou’s beloved wife of 62 years, Arlene E. Polander Dlabick, whom he married June 5, 1949, passed away March 11, 2012.
Mr. Dlabick leaves his son, James (Lisa) Dlabick of St. Louis; his daughter, Kathleen (Gary James) Dlabick of Columbus; two grandchildren, Maria and Stephen Dlabick; and many extended family members in the Baltimore area.
Besides his wife, two brothers, Walter and Theodore Dlabick, and four sisters, Ida Calva, Mary Klinczak, Stella Tadkowski, and Wanda Rynkowski are deceased.
Family and friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 21, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown.
Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, at the funeral home, and will continue at 11 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. Brendan Church, 2800 Oakwood Ave., Youngstown.
Interment with military honors will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown, where Lou will be laid to rest next to his wife.
In lieu of flowers, Lou's family requests that anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution do so by donating to the American Cancer Society in Mr. Dlabick's name,
American Cancer Society
525 N. Broad St., Canfield OH 44406