Howard C. Gensert, 91, of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2019. He was born March 10, 1928 in Elyria, son of the late Howard and Mildred Gensert.
On August 16, 1952, he married Rita Stanford, together they shared 61 years of marriage. Howard proudly served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Soley and USS Macon. He enjoyed playing golf and was an avid sports fan.
He is survived by his children, Jim (Jayne) Gensert of Litchfield and Laurie Gensert (Heather) of Charleston, South Carolina; loving grandfather to Paul, Chris, Jaime, Kasey, Zane, Lulynn, Kathryn, Nikki, Stacy and Sean; great-grandfather to Brooke, David, Kallie, Paige, A.J. and Jax.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rita; sister, Sue Pileski; brothers, Dan Gensert, Tom Gensert along with his children, LuAnn Gensert-Metheny and Gary Gensert.
Thank you to Mercy Health Allen Hospital, Oberlin and Willowood Care Center.
Private services are planned with entombment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.