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Rick BrlasRick Brlas, age 66 and a lifelong resident of Elyria, passed away Friday, October 21, 2016 following a brief illness. Rick was born December 10, 1949 in Elyria. He was a 1968 graduate of Elyria Catholic High School. He attended Kent State University, Lorain County Community College, and the Cleveland Institute of Electronics.

Rick was a member of St. Mary Church in Elyria where for many years he served as the Director of the Parish Hall, promoting sports activities and social events. He was a retired businessman who developed businesses in electronics, computers, plastics, and audio-video. He was a member of the Elyria Knights of Columbus Council #774, and the Elyria Polish Club. He enjoyed traveling, especially in Ohio, New York, and Florida.

He is survived by his sons Aaron (Lisa Ann) Brlas, and Kyle (Christina Karpinsky) Brlas both of Elyria; granddaughter Alia, brother Randy (Sara) Brlas of Newark, Ohio; and by his loving companion of 10 years Nita Marie Bedocs of Elyria.

He was preceded in death by his parents John and Elizabeth (nee Engelbach) Brlas.

Friends may call Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland St., Elyria. Closing prayers will be held at 11:30 am Thursday, October 27, 2016 at the funeral home followed by a Mass at 12 noon at St. Mary Church, Elyria. Fr. Charles Diedrick, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Elyria.

Memorial contributions in Rick's memory may be made to Elyria Hospitality House in c/o of St. Mary Church, 320 Middle Ave, Elyria, Ohio 44035.

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