LEWISVILLE — John W. Lumbatis, 68, of Lewisville, formerly of Howard, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at the Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, W.Va., surrounded by his family, after a short battle with lung cancer.
He was born in Bath, Ohio, on Oct. 16, 1942, a son of Alice McGarry Lumbatis and the late Willard Earl Lumbatis. John was a retired mechanic for the Knox County Highway Department and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was an employee of the Monroe County Beacon, worked as a driver for the Monroe County Care Center, and was an oil fieldworker.
In addition to his mother, Alice McGarry Lumbatis of Howard, he is survived by his wife, Carol Garinger Lumbatis of Lewisville, whom he married in 1962; his children, Richard (Deb) Lumbatis of Nellie, Douglas (Marie) Lumbatis of Howard, Mark (Victoria) Lumbatis of Utica and Melanie (Danny) Bass of Dayton, Texas; one brother, Edward (Sue) Lumbatis of Wisconsin; 18 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Friends received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, where services will be held Friday, April 15, at 11 a.m. with Gene Lilly officiating. Interment in the Friendship Cemetery in Lewisville.
Condolences may be expressed online at http://www.bauerturner.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, ATTN: Gift Processing, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.