Oct. 30, 1921 - Feb. 22, 2007
BRIGHTON Andrew P. Urbansky, 85, of Brighton, died Thursday at the Life Care Center of Medina.
He was born Oct. 30, 1921 in Lorain, son of John and Helen Ksenich Urbansky. He lived in Brighton most of his life.
He was a 1940 graduate of Camden High School. He was a veteran of the Army, serving during World War II. In his youth, he played minor league baseball under the coaching of Rogers Hornsby.
He had been a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Wellington. During his many years of farming, he served for 27 years as a Brighton Township trustee. He was instrumental in organizing the Wellington Athletic Boosters Club, served as a member of the Wellington Fire District Board and was fundamental in organizing ambulance services in southern Lorain County district.
His love of the outdoors is reflected through the several Wildlife Conservation Awards he had received during the years and his avid dealings in raw fur trade.
He is survived by his wife, Winifred Crittenden Urbansky, whom he married Feb. 22, 1947; daughters, Helen Fye of Wellington, Mary (Glenn) Pubal of Avon, and Cindy Fosselius of Elyria; sons, Tom Urbansky of Columbia, Maryland and Steve (Elizabeth) Urbansky of Brighton; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Joseph (Phyllis) Urbansky of Wakeman; a sister, Anna Stocking of New London; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John and Steve Urbansky; a sister Margaret Buczek; daughter-in-law, Lieuwanna Urbansky; and a son-in-law, Larry Fosselius.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Morman Funeral Home, Wakeman, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday with pastor Alice ElmQuist and the Rev. Will Burkett officiating. Burial will be in the Brighton Cemetery, where military burial rites will be observed.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the Lorain County Office of the Aging's Southern Satellite office.