Kenneth “Ken” Charles Bolek Sr.

March 25, 1932 - November 8, 2023
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Kenneth Charles Bolek, Sr., age 91, of Chardon, peacefully passed away at home surrounded by his family on November 8, 2023. He was born at the family farm in Munson Twp., to Frank and Molly (nee: Veverka) Bolek on March 25, 1932.  He graduated from Chardon and married Patty Deel in 1953 in Chardon. HeContinue Reading

Bernard (Babe) Dieska left a message on November 27, 2023:
I lived in the house across the street from Ken in the 1930's and 40's. Ken and I had a lot of fun in the woods. We did lot of frog hunting and his Mom cooked them for us. Ken was a good friend. God Bless you Ken. Babe
Doug Hogan left a message on November 20, 2023:
So sorry to hear about Mr Bolek’s passing What a great baseball coach and terrific individual. I have so many memories beginning with little league and the championship we won in 1966. . He taught us respect for the game and discipline. He was so proud of the young men that he coached. Chardon High and NDCL both benefited from his coaching and knowledge of the game. Mr Bolek forgot more baseball than most people know. I remember I had the opportunity to be in Denver for a tournament that he attended. We went that evening to an indians game versus the rockies. I can’t tell you how much i enjoyed that game. I will miss him. I have one regret that i didn’t talk or see him these past few years. God needed a baseball coach. Doug Hogan
Janice Black left a message on November 16, 2023:
Mrs. Bolek, Ken, Lynn, Shelly and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed your dad's company and insight into all things of life. I sent a few boys his way so they could learn from the best. Healing Blessings for you and your family!
John Park left a message on November 11, 2023:
Dear Pat, Ken, Lynn Ray, Shelley, My heart goes out to you all. Growing up on South Street, Mr Bolek was Legend!!! As I grew and coached my own boys in Little League,Coach Bolek was on the fence line encouraging coaches and players alike. Yes, he taught baseball like no other but the underpinning he was teaching was how to conduct yourself in life!!! RIP Coach!! Prayers,John Park
Reese left a message on November 11, 2023:
I love you
Charles C Hall left a message on November 10, 2023:
My sincere condolences to Mrs Bolek and the rest of the Bolek family. My especially sincerest condolences to Ken Jr. Obviously it goes without saying what a wonderful man can senior was. I have nothing but positive memories of him growing up in Chardon from a point of competing against him in Little League baseball. He had a heart of gold and always would give you the shirt off his back if you needed help. He also was the biggest fan in the world of his son Ken Jr and the rest of his family. God bless you Ken Sr. and may you rest in peace for a job well done.
Judy Joe Bolan left a message on November 10, 2023:
Dear Pat, Kenny, Lynn and Shelley. We've always enjoyed Ken and his sense of humor. I can close my eyes and hear Ken's laugh. I loved the way Ken said my mother's name - marVELous. May his memory be with you always and bring you joy every day. Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus. Much love, Judy & Joe Bolan
Paul Joiner Jr left a message on November 10, 2023:
In high school Ken was my hero as a football, basketball, and baseball player. When we played baseball in Cleveland and he was an example of what a man should be.
Sharon and Roger Ishee left a message on November 10, 2023:
Roger and Ken had a very special connection and they shared so many wonderful memories that will never be forgotten. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the entire family.
Penny Melkerson-Kirby left a message on November 9, 2023:
RIP Mr. Bolek From: The Kid
Penny Melkerson-Kirby left a message on November 9, 2023:
RIP Mr. Bolek From: The Kid
Larry and pat left a message on November 9, 2023:
Dear Pat and family, Larry and I have so many good memories of Ken and all your family. The good old days will remain in our hearts and minds forever❤️Love from all the Chapman Family
Sam & Mary Misseri left a message on November 9, 2023:
Our condolences to Ken & Marilynne and the entire Bolek family. May he rest in eternal peace.
John P Miklus left a message on November 9, 2023:
Deepest sympathies to the Bolek Family. Coach Bolek was a huge influence on me as a player and young coach at NDCL. The wisdom and stories he imparted to all of us, I can't even express my sincere gratitude. God Bless Coach Bolek and the entire Bolek family.
Leslie Leal left a message on November 9, 2023:
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Daniel J Chapman left a message on November 9, 2023:
Dear Pat, Ken, Lynn Ray, Shelley, Our deepest sympathies. I cannot express the depth of sadness at Ken's passing. I'm looking at a small handwritten paper Mr. Ken gave to me on what proved to be my last visit earlier in the summer; on it is written how to pitch to a hitter based on his stance in the box. One of the legends has passed. We are so very sorry. Dan Chapman and the Mike Chapman family.
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