RUNEVITCH, Edward E. 74, beloved father, Pap, and brother of Cadiz- Harrisville Road, Cadiz, died Tuesday at his home after a long battle with cancer.
He was born May 16, 1938, in Georgetown, Ohio, the son of the late Walter and Pearl Yonick Runevitch.
A Catholic by faith, he was the former proprietor of Runevitch Trucking Company and retiree from Marietta Coal Company. He enjoyed antique tractor pulling and was a member of the Antique Tractor Club of Hopedale, Ohio. A current member of the Adena American Legion Post 525 he served our country as a member of the Marine Corps.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years, Patricia A. Sefsick Runevitch, and a brother, Arthur (Marianne) Runevitch of Cleveland, Ohio.
Edward is survived by his five daughters, Tammy Poppe of St Clairsville, Ohio, Tina (Richard) Yarish of Pickerington, Ohio, Terry (Mike) Luke of Plain City, Ohio, Trisha (Nick) Mamula of Cadiz, Ohio and Tracy (Brian) Cunningham of Cadiz, Ohio; two brothers, Walter Runevitch of Maple Heights, Ohio, James Runevitch (Donna) of Cadiz, Ohio, and sisters, Elsie (William) Wishnosky of Bay Village, Ohio and Louise (Dennis) Cefus of Brookpark, Ohio.
He also is survived by nine grandchildren.
Friends will be received to pay tribute to Edward and celebrate his life on Friday, February 15th from 4-9 p.m. at Borkoski Funeral Home, Adena, Ohio. A wake service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. with celebrant Msgr. John Kolesar. A Christian mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St Casimir Catholic Church, Adena, Ohio.
Burial with military honors will be at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, Rayland, Ohio.