Wayne W. Murawski 71, of Palm Harbor, FL and formerly of Cleveland, OH, died on February 10, 2017 after a courageous battle with colon cancer. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sharon; son Brian; daughter, Kirsten, her significant other, Gabe Dalrymple, and his children, Devin, Taryn and Tessa. Brothers; Warren (Gail), Dennis (Susan), Douglas and one sister Darlene (Richard) Hibyan and an extended circle of family and lifelong friends. He was predeceased by his father Warren, his mother Esther and his brother Dale.
Wayne worked in computer technology for several companies, including as Senior Vice President of LESCO Corp. Wayne served in the US Army and was assigned to the Pentagon. He also served a tour of duty in Vietnam in 1968 and was a Purple Heart recipient. In 1986, Wayne and Sharon moved to Valley City, OH. They raised their children on a horse farm. Wayne enjoyed horseback riding and was a gentleman farmer.
In 2004, Wayne and Sharon moved to St. Augustine, FL and became franchise owners of Young Rembrandts of 1st Coast Florida. In 2015, Wayne and Sharon along with son Brian moved to Palm Harbor to be closer to daughter Kirsten and to enjoy retirement. Wayne was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, Palm Harbor, FL. He was an avid reader, and enjoyed sharing his business acumen with entrepreneurs, especially his daughter, Kirsten.
A military service will be held at 1:30PM on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Bay Pines National Cemetery in St. Petersburg, FL. The address is 13000 Bay Pines Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33708.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 25, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1377 Lester Road, Valley City, OH 44280.
Donations can be made in Wayne’s memory to The Suncoast Hospice Foundation (www.thehospice foundation.org). Arrangements entrusted to Veterans Funeral Care, Clearwater, FL.