In memoriam: Elmer J. Molnar (1929-2011)Written by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Elmer J. Molnar, 82, of Toledo, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 at home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born April 22, 1929 in Toledo, Ohio, to Andrew and Elizabeth (Varkoly) Molnar. Elmer served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. On February 11, 1956, he married Virginia Hornyak. He was employed with LOF in Rossford for 40 years, retiring in 1987. Elmer’s father was a founding member of St. Stephen’s Church, serving as the first Hungarian choir director. Elmer later served as the choir director. He was a longtime member of St. Stephen’s Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus Fatima Council and VFW Post 4906. Because of his love of the church, he and his family were always involved in church functions. He was master of ceremonies for all of the church dinners and added a “Wow” factor during all of the raffles. He also followed his brothers as a bingo caller.
Elmer is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Virginia; children, Paul (Jen), Mary, Pam (Glenn) Taptich; grandchildren, Jessica, Allison, James, Kaleigh, Justis, Hailey, Zoe; great-granddaughter, Olivia, and sister-in-law, Grace Molnar. He was preceded in death by his parents, loving step-mother, Rose, and siblings: Anna, Joseph, Stephen, Andrew, Frank, John, Bert, Elizabeth, Anthony, Emery and Verna.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their compassion and caring during Elmer’s time at home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to St. Stephen’s or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
Elmer left a legacy of service, of compassion to others, and of the importance of sincere gratitude. We leave him with the words he so often said to us. Godspeed, Elmer. And thanks a lot.