The Obit For Andrew Payonk

Andrew J. Payonk

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 22, 2012

Andrew J. Payonk, age 82, of Columbus, OH, peacefully passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012 with his family present.

Born October 21, 1929 in Chicago, IL, Andrew was a hard-working and kind man who was filled with enthusiasm for life and the people that surrounded him. He was a talented athlete and played AAA baseball until he married the love of his life, Lorraine, in 1951, who preceded him in death in 2006.

Member of St. Timothy Parish. Andrew enjoyed drawing, music, hunting for bargains, and plate-sized pancakes. More importantly, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle.

Survived by children, Diane Tedeschi of Columbus, Steve (Sharon) Payonk of Cincinnati, OH, Bob (Kathy) Payonk of Fort Wayne, IN, Karen (John) Martino of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Emily, Andrew, Aaron, Jennie, Nikki, and Catie.

Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at St. Timothy Catholic Church, 1088 Thomas Lane, Columbus. Father Timothy M. Hayes, Celebrant.

Family will receive visitors 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, at RUTHERFORD-CORBIN FUNERAL HOME, 515 High Street, Worthington.

Interment with military honors at Resurrection Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Sisters of Norte Dame de Namur, 701 E. Columbia Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45215 in Andrew's memory.