Eleanor Lazar

April 11, 1921 ~ August 10, 2021 (age 100)

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YOUNGSTOWN – Eleanor Lazar, 100, of Youngstown passed away Tuesday afternoon, August 10, 2021, at Park Vista Retirement Community comfortably and at peace thanks to the wonderful care and loved she received.

Mrs. Lazar was born in Campbell on April 11, 1921 and was a daughter of John and Annie (Ana) Mosta George and was a lifelong member of the community. She was a graduate of Campbell Memorial High School, class of 1939.

Mrs. Lazar was a member of the former Christ Church and was fortunate to attend their final services on her 100 birthday this year. Eleanor is remembered as an excellent baker and cook, her cookies were exceptionally delicious but her pizzelles were fought over and her stuffed cabbage and authentic Romanian dishes were enjoyed by many. She spent many hours crocheting all her children and grandchildren blankets that will be cherished. During WW II she served her county by becoming a welder and told stories of making tank treads. She was a dedicated volunteer at St. Elizabeth Health Center for over 25 years. Eleanor was always the life of the party and often the first (and last) one on the dance floor. Her strength and spirit would fill up a room no matter how large.

Mrs. Lazar leaves to cherish her memory, sons, George E. Lazar, Jr. and Ronald Lazar; grandchildren, Amanda Bittner; Shannon (Richard) Bittner-Lopez; Aaron (Christina) Lazar; Marlena (Mapes) Bittner-Thorson; Anna (David) Woodard; Nathan (Angela) Lazar and Olivia Lazar; great grandchildren, Elia, Alex, Sasha, Olive, Vega, Henry, Ramona. Bernadette and Ike.

Besides her parents, Mrs. Lazar was preceded in death by siblings, Regina, Sylvester, Diane, John, Nick, Victor and Alex. Eleanor married her husband, George E. Lazar, Sr. March 8, 1943 prior to his departure overseas to fight in the war. He returned two years later to meet his baby daughter for the first time. Their daughter Diana Jean Bittner sadly passed away in 2004, and daughter-in-law, Mary Diane Lazar in 2009. Her husband George, who could always get a rise out of her, passed away on January 22, 2013.

A private family Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

The family would like to send a heartfelt thanks to Park Vista and Buckeye Hospice Care for the wonderful patience, compassion and love extended to their Mother and Grandmother.

The family has requested that contributions may be made to Second Harvest Foodbank of Mahoning Valley, 2805 Salt Springs Road, Youngstown, Ohio 44509. Eleanor, like many, suffered during the great depression and never forgot the pain of going hungry. In her loving memory, we wish for all to “eat the good food and be happy.”

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