Long Time Board Member Nabakowski Passes Away

posted 6/13/16 -- Long-time LCCAA Board Member and former Clerk of Lorain County Courts Ron Nabakowski passed away over the weekend.

"Ron's life resulted in countless others being served, with better lives," said LCCAA President and CEO Jackie Boehnlein. "We vow to continue emulating his tireless work on behalf of others."

Nabakowski served on LCCAA board from 2005 to 2016, including two years as its chair. Boehnlein’s hire was among his achievements as chair.

“We’ve let Ron’s family know how much he meant to each of us,” Boehnlein said. “He wanted to make lives and communities better and he did that while teaching others how to do it too.”

In addition to serving 14 years as Clerk of Courts, Nabakowski became Lorain city auditor in 1972 and was appointed to the Ohio Senate in 1977. He served there until 1982 when he became a Lorain County Commissioner. In 1985, he resigned to become director of the Ohio State Lottery.

From 1990 to 2000, he ran a private consulting business while also privately battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease (or ALS) which confined him to a wheelchair.

Known for his outspokenness, Nabakowski was an advocate for public transportation, modernizing county finances, promoting tourism and raising revenue through sales tax increases.

Visitation will be Monday June 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. and again from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday June 14 at St. Joseph’s Church in Amherst. Private burial will be held at a later date.

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