Carl Lewis Hembly, 96, who lived in Avon most of his life, passed away on Jan. 19, 2013 at The North Ridge Health Center. Carl was born in Detroit on June 21, 1916 and was a North Ridgeville resident at the time of his death.
Carl served his country as a member of the US Army Air Corp during WWII, stationed in England. He spent the last 20 years of his career at NASA, Cleveland, as a Journeyman Sheet Metal Model Maker and retired 1979.
He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Elyria and the David F. Schneider Avon/Avon Lake. In his spare time and through out his retirement he enjoyed golf as well as trips to nearby casinos. He was an accomplished water color artist, a hobby he picked up in his 80s.
Carl is survived by daughters Suzanne Hembly of Marblehead, Cheryl Brodka of Avon and Meg Sajewski (Allen) of Burton. Other survivors include grandsons Jason Andrews and Sean Forkins (Debbie) and great grandson Harley and great granddaughter Cailyn. He is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Winifred (nee Mathews) whom he married May 17, 1941 as well as his parents Herbert and Louise (nee Hummel), sister Elizabeth and brother Jack.
Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home 32000 Detroit Rd. Avon, Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 4 p.m. -8 p.m. The funeral service will be at the funeral home, Thursday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Harrison D. Gapter, of Redeemer Lutheran Church, will officiate.
Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, North Olmsted. Memorial Contributions may be forwarded to Redeemer Lutheran Church, 295 College Park Dr., Elyria 44035.