Monday, September 6, 2010

Wayne Orshoski

Wayne Orshoski was the third child born to Steve and Emma Orshoski. He was born in Bay Bridge, Ohio on September 6, 1929. Wayne graduated from Margaretta High School in Castalia, Ohio. He was a self-employed mason and owned Orshoski Construction. He and his wife, the former Betty Farrell were the parents of three children. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and he also was a former Sandusky Elks member.

Below Wayne is pictured with his brother Paul, at the wedding of Paul Orshoski and Joyce Parker in July, 1950 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Central Avenue in Sandusky.

For many years Wayne and Betty Orshoski lived next door to Paul and Joyce Orshoski in Bay View, Ohio. The Orshoski cousins spent a lot of time together during the "baby boom" years of the 1950's and 1960's. The boys were active in Little League baseball, often playing for the "Log Cabin Inn" team. The Log Cabin Inn was a restaurant in Bay View which was owned by Wayne's mother-in-law, Audria Deme. Wayne's hobbies were fishing, cooking, and gardening. He was known for teasing everyone, and for his colorful vocabulary. He had an incredible memory, and liked sharing old photographs with the family. He often told stories about growing up in Bay Bridge, and spoke of the his many colorful neighbors and friends, most of whom had a family member who worked at the Medusa Cement plant.

Wayne Orshoski died Monday afternoon, Sept. 8, 2003 in Firelands Regional Medical Center, Main Campus, Sandusky, after a lengthy illness. He was buried at Restlawn Memorial Park, Huron next to his beloved wife Betty. After Wayne's funeral, his family and friends met at Wayne Orshoski's home in Bay View, where a fish fry was held in his honor. It was a fitting tribute to Wayne.

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