Monday, February 20, 2017

Dick Gresock’s wife passes away

Lorraine Gresock, wife of BJ Composing retiree Dick Gresock, passed away Friday, February 17.

They were married 58 years.

Dick, the late Kenny Wright and I were a Composing/Newsroom partnership that ushered in the computer age in the newsroom and back shop.

Lorraine Gresock
Dick and I did a lot of formatting work together before the computers were improved enough so that every editor and reporter could do it without formatting.

Pat Englehart was the BJ’s first newsroom electronics coordinator. I succeeded Pat and trained the first person in the newsroom on the first terminal in the newsroom. Then my techie skills made me the TV Editor because Channels was the most complex formatting required.

Dick and I often shared monthly BJ retirees gatherings at Papa Joe’s in the Valley. Ken also showed up a few times.

Lorraine’s obituary:

Dick Gresock
Lorraine Gresock

Lorraine Gresock, age 82 of Granger Township, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer; her loving family was by her side. She was born on July 10, 1934 in Indiana, Pennsylvania to Earl J. and Marie (nee Krug) Lieb. Richard (Dick) Gresock and Mary were married on June 20, 1959.

Lorraine was a homemaker and a devoted wife, mother and a friend to many. She enjoyed playing cards, Bunko, bowling and traveling.

She will be dearly missed by her husband, Dick; children, Marie (Robert) Elium, Richard (Jackie) Gresock, John (Teresa Holland) Gresock, Kathy (Jeff) Yarian; grandchildren, Jacob (Jen) and Elizabeth Elium, Logan, Lauren Gresock, Joshua, Adam, Tricia Holland-Gresock, Tyler, Nathan and Evan Yarian; brother, Earl John Lieb; sister, Connie Davis; and a wide circle of friends.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Carlson Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 3477 Medina Road (corner of River Styx & Rt. 18), Medina, Ohio 44256. Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. (please meet at church). Holy Martyrs Church, 3100 Old Weymouth Road, Medina, Ohio 44256. Fr. Stephen Dohner officiating. Cremation will then take place.

Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Feb. 18 to Feb. 19, 2017

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