Ambulance 03

Eugene Donald Szczepanski

May 4, 1933 ~ April 2, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old


Eugene D. Szczepanski, 89, of Eaton Township left this life on April 2, 2023 to reunite with his loving wife Jane who preceded his passing in the morning of the same day. He was born on May 4, 1933 in Elyria and grew up in Grafton. A United States Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, Gene proudly served onboard the USS Bears. Upon his return home he met and fell in love with Etta Jane Tildes and they were wed on August 24, 1953. Gene and Jane made their home in Eaton Township. He spent 40 years as a firefighter for Eaton Township attaining the rank of Captain, he also served as a member of the rescue squad. Gene also served multiple terms as an Eaton Township Trustee and was a board member of the Lorain County Rural Water Authority representing Eaton Township. He was also a licensed auctioneer. Along with his wife of 69 years Jane, Gene was preceded in death by his parents Felix and Elizabeth, his 13 brothers and sisters, sons, Jermey, James and Jeff and granddaughters, Kari and Elizabeth. Survivors include his sons, Jon (Cindy), Jay, Joel (Robin) and Jack; daughter-in-law, Roseanne; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Saturday May 6, 2023 at the V.F.W. Post 1079, 500 South Abbe Rd., Elyria. Private Inurnment will follow at a later date at Butternut Ridge Cemetery, Eaton Township. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Services 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Elyria. Online condolences may be expressed at   

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Celebration of Life
May 6, 2023

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
VFW Post 1079
500 S Abbe Rd.
Elyria, OH 44035


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