George Valko Senda
March 11th, 1932 - August 10th, 2012 80 Years
August 15th, 2012 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Heath Funeral Chapel
August 15th, 2012 at 3:00 pm
Heath Funeral Chapel
George Valko Senda 80
Administrator of Employee Benefits
Lakeland- Mr. George Valko Senda died on August 10, 2012 at his home after a long battle with cancer. He was born to his parents Michael and Bertha Valko Senda on March 11, 1932 in Campbell, Ohio.
George graduated from Campbell Memorial High School, Youngstown, Ohio, in 1950. He attended Oklahoma State University while in the military. He also attended Youngstown State University after military obligations. George was a veteran of the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict. He was a cryptographer and served 23 months in Wiesbaden, Germany. He was nominated and was chosen as Airman of one of the months served in Europe
George worked at Republic Steel, LTV Steel, and subsequently retired from WCI Steel in Ohio after 30 years of employment. He worked in Accounting and eventually retired as Administrator of Employee Benefits.
He was a member of the American Legion. He volunteered at St. Joseph Hospital and Autumn Hills Nursing Home both in Ohio. He enjoyed watching sports, doing crossword puzzles and dancing. He also enjoyed watching grandchildren perform in sports events or on stage.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his second wife Nancy whom he married on July 7, 1979, brothers Michael Senda and John Senda, and sisters Martha Zakucia and Mary Gozur.
Survivors include 3 daughters, Laura E. (Richard) Scudier of Liberty, Ohio, Nancy A. (Dennis) Murphy of Smithfield, Va., and Rhonda J. (Brian) Peiffer of Sandusky, Ohio. Grandchildren, Sean Murphy of Annopolis,, Maryland, Dana Scudier, Liberty, Ohio, and Lindsey, Emily, Drew, and Devin Peiffer, Sandusky, Ohio. Stepchildren, Shelby Smith, Joe Smith, William Smith, and Lee (Cindy) Smith and seven step-grandchildren. He also leaves many nieces and nephews, many great nieces and great nephews.
George also leaves behind his dearest companion, Arlene B. Capell, Lakeland, Fl., with whom he made his home and whom was his comforter during his illness.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday August 15, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at Heath Funeral Chapel with a visitation from 2-3 p.m. Services will be officiated by Pastor Tim Sizemore of the Church in the Meadows. Cremation will follow. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Youngstown, Ohio.
Memorials may be made to Church in the Meadows, 2126 E. Edgewood Dr. #4, Lakeland, Fl. 33803 or to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, Fl. 33823.
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Janice Z. Lynch on September 8th, 2012 - 2:13 am said:
Laura, Lynne just told me of your loss, and I am sorry to hear the sad news. We lost our dad nine years ago, and I still miss him. Send my sympathy to Nancy and Rhonda as well. Let\\\'s try to get together with Lynne for coffee or lunch the next ime I\\\'m in town.
Thomas Dockry on September 6th, 2012 - 11:39 pm said:
Dear Laura and family, My Condolences and prays to you and your family.
Samantha Smith on August 31st, 2012 - 2:41 am said:
May you Rest in Peace gramps, I love you and miss you.
pat montaine on August 18th, 2012 - 6:02 pm said:
to arline. what wonderful memories. dancing, eating. sharing times together. may george watch over us.
Dave & JoAnn Gozur on August 16th, 2012 - 8:35 pm said:
May you Rest In Peace Uncle George. you were a great uncle, very kind to us and our family. It was a privilege to have you as our uncle and friend. JoAnn and I will always cherish and remember all the good times we had together, especially our last visit with you in Florida. God Bless, will see you again someday.
Dave & JoAnn Gozur on August 16th, 2012 - 8:27 pm said:
We will always remember our dear Uncle George, his gentleness, kindness, great sense of humor.
John Schuch on August 15th, 2012 - 9:23 pm said:
You will be missed, We had goods times at the Drednaught games and every thing else
Sean Murphy on August 15th, 2012 - 8:19 pm said:
I miss you papa and all your jokes. I love you.
Lori Cash on August 15th, 2012 - 4:02 pm said:
Will never forget our times together at Sea Flame .George was a great guy will miss him.Al welcomed George in Heaven and they will watch over us always.
Jerry and Sandi Willliams on August 15th, 2012 - 3:50 pm said:
Our thoughts and Prayers are with you and the family at this most difficult time. George was a great person and friend and he will be truly missed by all.
Cindee Case on August 14th, 2012 - 3:00 pm said:
Dear Laura and family -- Please know that there is a lot of sympathy and prayer support coming your way from the Diocese of Youngstown. I do not care how old one is when it happens, it is never easy to lose one\'s dad, so you are in my thoughts-- May years of memories bring you comfort and may your faith keep you strong. My condolences, Cindee (Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry)
Betty J. Gates on August 14th, 2012 - 12:37 pm said:
I am grateful to have known George because he made my dearest friend, Arlene, so happy.
Rhonda on August 13th, 2012 - 7:06 pm said:
Dad-I miss you so much. You were a great dad and grandpa. I will always remember your jokes and funny stories and your ability to make me and everyone else laugh. I know how much you loved me and Brian and your grandchildren. You handled your battle with cancer with such bravery. I will always love you. XO
Arlene Capell on August 13th, 2012 - 10:03 am said:
I miss my sweetheart very much. He put up a good fight and now he has won the battle. I will see him again some day. I love you