LOUDA, Henry, 73, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2013.
Henry was born in Dillonvale, Ohio on October 25, 1939 and graduated from Martins Ferry High School in 1959.
For 46 years he was the best friend, confident, comedic relief, and beloved husband of Karen who survives him, along with his devoted brother, Dale Louda and wife, Irene Louda of Shadyside, OH; two sisters, Roberta Jean Jokovich of Martins Ferry and Phyllis (Bill) Pratt of BrillIant; nieces and nephews, John Mozingo, Patty Hayman, Jackie Wilson, Jo Ann Bizzari, Connie Zifzal, Phyllis Ryan, Dale Louda Jr., Anita Baker, and Joe Bizzari; and seven great-nieces and nephews.
Special thanks goes out not only to his brother Dale and sister-in-law, Irene, but to nieces, Anita Baker and her husband, Ray, and Jackie Wilson and her husband, Ed for the extra care, thoughtfulness, and support they gave Henry and Karen during this time.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Edna; his father, Henry; sisters, Jo Ann Bizzari and Shirley Bloom; brothers-in-law, Miller Jokovich, Joe Bizzarri, and Fred Bloom.
Henry was a kind, caring, individual who was always ready to give a helping hand to someone. He woke up smiling, was polite and courteous and so very complimentary. He enjoyed maintaining his patio, walking, spending time on any beach, and traveling especially with Dale and Irene Louda and at other times with Jackie and Ed Wilson. He was proud that he had visited all 50 states and many countries in the world with the safari in southern Africa ranking as his favorite tour.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Henry's name to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44110-2602.
You, their friends and family, are cordially invited to a celebration of Henry's life on Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m at Wildwood Cultural Gardens, 7645 Little Mountain Road, Mentor, Ohio, with an Irish wake for my Czech husband.