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Joseph F. Vrabec, age 91, of Mentor, passed away November 25, 2016 at Burton Healthcare. He was born June 27, 1925 in Cleveland.

Joe had retired after 29 years as a fireman from the University Heights Fire Department. He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a member of American Legion post #678 in Eastlake. Joe also enjoyed golfing, gardening, fishing, boating and snow skiing.

Survivors include his loving wife of 38 years, Diana (Doll); daughter Debbie (Tom VanDervort) Barrett; sons Thomas and Michael Purdy; grandchildren Shelly, Heather, Lyndsey, Chelsey and Zachary; great grandchildren Dante, Cody, Caleana and Chris; brother Stanley Vrabec; niece Tina Vrabec and brother in laws William (Lynn) Doll and Theodore (Linda) Doll. He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Angela Vrabec.

Funeral service will be held 11 am Wednesday November 30, 2016 at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.

Family will receive friends 3-7 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

Interment will be in All Souls Cemetery, Chardon.

Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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