December 11, 1925 - February 20, 2015
Joseph L. Lefelhoc, 89, was called to his heavenly home, Feb. 20, 2015, passing peacefully in his sleep at his home in Concord Township, where he had resided for 57 years. Joe was born Dec. 11, 1925, the oldest child of Joseph and Matilda Lefelhoc of Painesville, OH. A veteran, Joe proudly served in the U.S. Navy after which he married Janice (Jan)) Mellinger, Nov. 28, 1947. They were married for 64 years before her death, Feb. 28, 2010. Joe retired in 1988 from Dairymens, Painesville, enabling him to spend many happy hours with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was an accomplished craftsman, making intricate, detailed replicas of ships, one of which was displayed in the Fairport Harbor Lighthouse Museum. An avid Steelers fan, he also enjoyed football, Nascar, gardening and reading. Survivors include: son, James Lefelhoc of Painesville; daughter, KathyJo (John) Doeing of Fairport Harbor; grandchildren, Nina Lefelhoc, Shelia Hill, Melissa (Mark) Maltry, Jennifer (Steve) Dowd and Joseph (Molly) Doeing; and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Joseph Glenn Lefelhoc; parents, Joseph and Matilda Lefelhoc; 3 brothers and 1 sister.
No calling hours or funeral services will be observed.
Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Painesville.