THOMAS, (Bardwil), Eleanor M., 91, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 14, 2012 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. Eleanor was living at Carriage Court Assisted Living Community in Hilliard, OH.
She was born on March 3, 1921 in Bellaire, OH., a daughter of the late Michael and Martha Bardwil.
Eleanor was a co-owner and operator of the family business, Bardwil's Grocery in Bellaire, OH, where she retired in 2004. Eleanor also was a graduate of the Ohio School of Cosmetology and owned and operated her own beauty shop in Bellaire until she married her beloved husband, Albert and moved to Canton, OH in 1954. She worked with her husband at their family business, Thomas' Bar and Grill until he passed away in 1989. She also raised her son, Lou until he moved to Columbus to attend The Ohio State University in 1975.
She was a member of Our Lady of Lebanon Church in Wheeling, WV and St. Brendan Church in Hilliard, OH.
A loving and caring mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, great-aunt and friend, she will be missed by her family and numerous friends that she made through neighborhoods she lived thru out her life. She always put others interests before her own and always opened her home to others and loved to cook Arabic foods so that no one left hungry.
In addition to her parents, Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Albert, four sisters, Evelyn Bardwil, Genevieve Accrocco, Madeline Bardwil and Francis Taylor and her four brothers, Joe, George, John and Farris Bardwil and also one niece, Mary Taylor.
Surviving are her son, Lou Thomas and his wife, Lynn and their children, Kayla and Rebecca all of Hilliard, OH. She is also survived by one niece and numerous nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received at the Bauk necht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, OH on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m..
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church in Wheeling, West Virginia with Msgr. Bakhos Chidiac, as Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Bellaire, OH
Christian Wake services will be held on Friday at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.altmeyer.