Stanley “Butch” Treboniak
Lorain – Stanley “Butch” Treboniak, 95, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at Ames Family Hospice Center in Westlake, Ohio. He was a long time resident of Avon, Ohio.
Stanley was born in Lorain, OH on July 23, 1927 to his loving parents, Joseph and Anna (nee Front) Treboniak. He attended Nativity School and was a graduate of Lorain High School, class of 1945. He took the oath to join the U.S. Navy at the age of 17, while still in high school, and a day after his birthday he went into basic training in New York and Norfolk. He was on the USS Xenia, Artemis class (AKA-51), an attack cargo ship in service with the US Navy from 1945-1946. He was on the ship to Bermuda, then Puerto Rico, and Trinidad, to Brazil to Guantamo Bay. After his time on the ship he spent a year in Cuba, then in Miami until he was Honorably discharged in Jacksonville, FL in 1947 from Utilities Squadron VJ16 as an aviation ordinance gunner.
Butch had many jobs throughout his life. As a youngster he worked for his parents’ grocery store on 18th and Hamilton in Lorain. After the Navy he worked for Lorain Parks Department, construction for Babcock and Wilcox, and Toledo, Lorain, and Fairport Docks. He was proud of being in the construction trade and would often mention the buildings in Cleveland and Lorain County that he helped to build. Butch was a member of the Laborers District Council of Ohio, International Union of North America, Lorain County, Local 758, and the United Polish Club in Lorain. He collected coins, enjoyed gardening and fishing, visiting with family and friends, distributing food and bread to needy people at hunger centers, and loved his pals at the ”club house” and “barn.” He was a generous, helpful man who loved his red truck, his nieces and nephews and his daughters and grandchildren, always lending a helping hand. He was devoted to the Blessed Mother through the rosary. In his younger days, Butch traveled to many places such as Florida, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Vienna, and Poland where he visited the birth place of his parents and met relatives for the first time.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, Anna and Joseph Treboniak, wife, Gladys (nee Smith), wife, Josephine (nee Fetko), brothers, Edward, Rudy, Anthony, Joseph, and Aloysius “Ollie” Treboniak, sisters, Helen Treboniak, Rose Wyszynski, and Sophie Jesko, and nephews, Donald Jesko and Lawrence Wyszynski.
Butch is survived by his sister, Theresa “Tess” Wrzesinski; nieces, Nancy Mowrey, Janice Wrzesinski, Connie Ippolito, Lois Treboniak, Mary Ann Kretovics, Joyce (Rick) Jones, Cathy Hollohazy, Mary Lou DiLuciano, Bonnie Jesko, and Dolores Bansek; nephews Ted (Sandy) Trebonik, Tom (Marie) Trebonik, Richard (Amy) Jesko, and Larry (Karen) Treboniak; children, Debbie Fetko and Sandy Brewer; grandchildren Christy Smith and Michael Smith, and other grandchildren, many great nieces, great nephews, and great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, OH on Friday, November 4, 2022, from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at Nativity B.V.M. Parish, Lorain, OH on Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 10:30 AM until the time of Mass at 11:30 AM with Fr. Kevin Shemuga, officiating. Memorial donations may be made to We Care We Share Ministries, 1888 E. 31st St., Lorain, OH 44055. Interment on Friday, November 11, 2022 at Calvary Cemetery (meet at cemetery) at 1:00 PM. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.
We Care We Share Ministries
1888 E. 31st St., Lorain OH 44055