Leonore Porubovich

Obituary of Leonore Porubovich

Leonore Anne Porubovich (Baba), 91 of Medina died January 25, 2019 in her sleep. She was born June 18, 1927 in Zwickau, Germany – the only child of Herbert and Gertrud Dressel. Mom was an amazingly strong woman who grew up during World War II in Germany, escaping Russian occupied Germany at the age of 21 on her own. She relocated to Hamburg, Germany where she met Vladimir (Walter) Porubovich who had been a prisoner of war. He immigrated to the United States in 1950. She followed in 1952. They were married 33 years until his death in 1982. Leonore was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She devoted her life to her family. We have been blessed with the most loving parents who taught us the value of family, compassion and the importance of education as well as a strong work ethic. She was always there for us. We will miss her so much. Leonore was an avid gardener, homemaker, loved to sew and was an excellent cook and baker. She was always working on some project. She loved animals/pets and would always make room for strays. She had wonderful times with family and friends. She is survived by her children, Michael (Paula) Porubovich of Phoenix, Arizona, Yvonne (Gilbert) Schnetz of Stow and Dr. Jeanette (Nick) Porubovich-Mizenko of Medina; grandchildren, Dr. Stephanie (Dave) Schnetz-Harris of Chagrin Falls, Dr. Michael (Dr. Kristen Conrad) Schnetz of Aurora, Dr. Nicholas Mizenko of Columbus, Krista Mizenko of Medina, Dr. Alexandra Mizenko of Medina, Dr. Lindsey Porubovich of California, Hilary Porubovich of Phoenix, Arizona and Cody Fagenbush of Phoenix, Arizona; and great-grandchildren, Emma and Madison Harris and Ethan and Ava Schnetz. Funeral services will be private for immediate family members only. Cremation to follow as per Mom's wishes with inurnment at Hillside Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Summit County. (Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Chapel, Akron)

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