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Steve D. Vancs

Steve D. Vancs, age 84 of Lorain, passed away Friday, December 26, 2014 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, following a lengthy illness.
Born October 26, 1930 in Lorain, he lived in Lorain his entire life. He graduated from Lorain High School in 1948.
Steve retired in 1990 for Ford Motor Company Lorain Assembly Plant after 30 years there.
He was a member of the former St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Lorain. Steve was also a member of the Lorain Bowler's Association Board of Directors since 1973 and served as President in 1978.
An avid and accomplished bowler, Steve was inducted into the Lorain Bowler's Association Hall of Fame in 1985. He was the Lorain Bowler's Association Actual Champ in 1961, 1963, 1974, 1977 and 1983 and Actual Doubles Champ in 1985. He also was County Roll-Off Actual Team Champ in 1974, 1975, 1977 and 1979. He was a three time winner in the Lorain Bowler's Association "700" Tournament in 1975, 1980 and 1981. His composite average of 194 spanned over 20 years. Steve has bowled 13-700's, 2-289's, 1-287 and 3-279 games. He also was the winner of the Lorain Ford Singles in 1970, 1972 and 1973.
Surviving is his wife of 60 years, Patricia A. (nee Mazurek); sons, Steve of Elyria and Dan (Lisa) of Avon; daughters, Terese Simpkins, Beth (Richard) Santana, Jane Rieke and Stefani Vancs all of Lorain; grandchildren, Derek Fuller, Dana Reyes, Elba Santana, Danielle Dick, Breanna Rieke, Zachary Rieke, Jeremy Hensley, Jenna Hensley, Josh Vancs and Lily Vancs; 7 great grandchildren; his brothers, John of Huron and Traian of Newark, Ohio; and sisters, Sophie "Ann" Klanchar and Valeria Slack both of Amherst.
Private services for the family were held. The Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain, handled the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation be made to St. Jude Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.
To send the family condolences go to www.dovinfuneralhome.com

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Dana Reyes - December 28, 2014 at 05:02 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I would like to extend my deepest sympathie to the family and eespecially to beth and rich, your dad was a great person. Ken boros

Ken boros - December 28, 2014 at 09:34 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Our condolences to the Vancs family on the passing of a very good friend. I will always remember the good times that we had at Ford and Rebman's. His passing will leave a void that will be felt for a long, long time.Dennis White

Dennis White - December 28, 2014 at 10:35 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

May you find peace in this difficult time knowing that he is now with our Lord...The Shoaff Family

The Shoaff Family - December 28, 2014 at 12:32 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

My condolences to the Vancs Family. He was a good friend and Co-worker at Ford. During both the good and bad times Steve always found a way to make mr laugh. He will be missed.

Ronald Langenderfer - January 02, 2015 at 04:34 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

My condolences to you Pat and your family, I always enjoyed being around him at bowling or other places Take care

Nick Ksenich - January 05, 2015 at 12:21 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM