Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE

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George Topovski, 93, of Wooster passed away Thursday, January 11, 2024, at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare.

He was born on June 6, 1930 in Wellsburg, VA to Jack and Anastasia “Anna” Zuk Topovski.

George served in the United States Army.  He worked in construction most of his life and owned George Topovski Construction. George enjoyed playing cards at the Wooster Community Center, was an avid sports lover, had coached little league, and had played semi pro ball. He was a member for over 50 years at Westhill Baptist Church.

George is survived by his children George Topovski of Coshocton, Michelle Smith of Wooster, Rick Topovski of Ridgely, MD, Laurie Ramsier of Wooster and Lu Ann Topovski of Columbus; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; sister Helen Fry.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers William Lastohkein, Alex Lastohkein, Nicholas Lastohkein, Mike Topovski Campbell, John Topovski Campbell, Leon Topovski, Steve Topovski and Tony Topovski; sister Margaret Baxstrom; son-in-law Danny Ramsier.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 22, 2024 at 10:00 AM at West Hill Baptist Church, 2241 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster with Pastor Eric Fairhurst officiating.  Burial will follow at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.

Friends will be received 1 hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions can be made to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Online condolences maybe left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

8 Comments

  1. I loved chatting with George when he played cards. He always said I made a great cup of coffee.

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  2. Thank you for your service. Condolences to the family.

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  3. Offering condolences and praying for peace for the family.

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  4. What an absolute pleasure it was to know George. His crew at the Community Center will miss him dearly and remember him fondly. Sending our love and prayers to you all.

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  5. I delivered Meals On Wheels to George and he was a favorite person of ours. We would talk about the Guardians and Browns. He always said he was doing good, doing good! I know a lot of deer are going to miss him, also. My deepest sympathies to his family.

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  6. George has been a great and encouraging Christian Brother to me for over 40 years. His genuine love, care, and kindness to all will be deeply missed. I am grateful he is HOME. God’s grace and peace to all the Family.

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  7. George was a light for many others to follow. He was always in attendance at West Hill. When he could not get himself there his son (George) made sure he got there. George was proud of his age but always added his sister a year older was also present at West Hill! We will miss you George. Our heart goes out to his family. Friends Dennis & Veronica Derflinger

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  8. George has been a person I enjoyed and looked up to throughout my life. I remember George and his family from West Hill Baptist Church ever since I was a teen. I have such fond memories of him as my coach for the WHBC girls softball team in the late 1970’s & early 1980’s. Later, when my husband and I were selling a house, he did some construction work for us and offered fatherly advice about how to make the house look better for sale. If there was a game on TV, George was there watching! I’ve enjoyed him and his family over the years–lunches together at Micki’s house after church on Sunday, his sons coon hunting with my brothers and the Boatners and Huffmans. He was a cooperative patient when I encountered him in medical/dental offices. And most recently, I loved seeing him playing cards with his friends at the Wooster Community Center; he always stopped playing to ask me how I was doing, how my family was doing, and making sure I was okay. And only a week before his passing, I saw him, again playing cards with his friends. He lived life to the fullest, right up to his passing. He always cared about people. I will look forward to seeing him again some day. Then perhaps we will get a good game of softball going together along with those from the church who have gone on before. See you again soon, George!

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