In memory of
George Martin Prochko
George Martin Prochko, of Middleburg Heights, Ohio, left us on the evening of December 10th, 2020. After several months of declining health, George died peacefully at home with his family at his side. George was born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 8th, 1926, to Simeon (Sam) and Anna Prochko at their home near the (now lost) corner of West 7Th and Professor in Tremont. The youngest in a family of seven, six brothers and one sister, George was raised in the Stockyards neighborhood of Cleveland. He graduated with honors from West Technical High School in January of 1944 and immediately entered the service, eventually working as a radio operator in the Army Air Corps in the South Pacific. After the end of the War, the benefits afforded by the G. I. Bill allowed him to attend college, first at George Washington University in St Louis, where he was inducted in to the Acacia Society, and later at Case School of Applied Science, where he graduated with honors in 1952 with a degree in civil engineering. While at Case, George became a life fellow of Sigma Psi, the scientific honorary society. Whilst still an undergraduate, George performed the stress analysis and connector design for several of the Important lift bridges over the Cuyahoga River which were built between 1953 and 1956, including the Industrial bridge and the famed (and much cursed by boaters) "Iron Curtain" span at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River. In 1956, while working in the sales engineering department of The American Steel and Wire Company he met Rose Bartik, with whom he was joined in matrimony on June 26th, 1958. Although trained as a civil engineer, George spent most of his career solving vexing manufacturing problems and Developing sophisticated heat treating processes. The pinnacle of his career was his development of a process which allowed turbine blades for jet engines to be manufactured with a monocrystalline structure, a development that increased the operating lives of these engines by an order of magnitude, and which was, to an extent, one of the factors which allowed the price of air travel to be dramatically lowered in the 1970s and early 1980s. George was a loving and supportive father and an exemplary husband. He left his sons well equipped to face the challenges and joys of life. George was preceded in death by his beloved wife Rose, after sixty years of marriage, and by his parents, Simeon and Anna, his sister Olga, and his brothers John, William, Theodore, Anthony, and Phillip. He is survived by his sons Robert Martin and Richard George, and by his grandchildren Brett and Kirsten, and by his dear niece Anita (Prochko) Romeo. George has been privately cremated. A memorial service and internment will take place next spring at Sunset Memorial Park in North Olmstead at a time to be announced.
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7327 Pearl Rd
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
In memory of
George Martin Prochko
George Martin Prochko, of Middleburg Heights, Ohio, left us on the evening of December 10th, 2020. After several months of declining health, George died peacefully at home with his family at his side. George was born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 8th, 1926, to Simeon (Sam) and Anna Prochko at their home near the (now lost) corner of West 7Th and Professor in Tremont. The youngest in a family of seven, six brothers and one sister, George was raised in the Stockyards neighborhood of Cleveland. He graduated with honors from West Technical High School in January of 1944 and immediately entered the service, eventually working as a radio operator in the Army Air Corps in the South Pacific. After the end of the War, the benefits afforded by the G. I. Bill allowed him to attend college, first at George Washington University in St Louis, where he was inducted in to the Acacia Society, and later at Case School of Applied Science, where he graduated with honors in 1952 with a degree in civil engineering. While at Case, George became a life fellow of Sigma Psi, the scientific honorary society. Whilst still an undergraduate, George performed the stress analysis and connector design for several of the Important lift bridges over the Cuyahoga River which were built between 1953 and 1956, including the Industrial bridge and the famed (and much cursed by boaters) "Iron Curtain" span at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River. In 1956, while working in the sales engineering department of The American Steel and Wire Company he met Rose Bartik, with whom he was joined in matrimony on June 26th, 1958. Although trained as a civil engineer, George spent most of his career solving vexing manufacturing problems and Developing sophisticated heat treating processes. The pinnacle of his career was his development of a process which allowed turbine blades for jet engines to be manufactured with a monocrystalline structure, a development that increased the operating lives of these engines by an order of magnitude, and which was, to an extent, one of the factors which allowed the price of air travel to be dramatically lowered in the 1970s and early 1980s. George was a loving and supportive father and an exemplary husband. He left his sons well equipped to face the challenges and joys of life. George was preceded in death by his beloved wife Rose, after sixty years of marriage, and by his parents, Simeon and Anna, his sister Olga, and his brothers John, William, Theodore, Anthony, and Phillip. He is survived by his sons Robert Martin and Richard George, and by his grandchildren Brett and Kirsten, and by his dear niece Anita (Prochko) Romeo. George has been privately cremated. A memorial service and internment will take place next spring at Sunset Memorial Park in North Olmstead at a time to be announced.
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Tomon and Sons Funeral Homes - Middleburg Heights
7327 Pearl Rd
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
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The Farewell Too Soon™ Bouquet is a blushingly beautiful way to convey your deepest sympathies for their loss. Pink and lavender roses are offset by pink Asiatic lilies, solidago and lush greens, perfectly arranged in a clear glass vase, to offer warmth and comfort to those facing the loss of their loved one.
Premium bouquet is approximately 21"H x 17"W.

Sku: ftd-S37-4523P

The Farewell Too Soon™ Bouquet is a blushingly beautiful way to convey your deepest sympathies for their loss. Pink and lavender roses are offset by pink Asiatic lilies, solidago and lush greens, perfectly arranged in a clear glass vase, to offer warmth and comfort to those facing the loss of their loved one.
Deluxe bouquet is approximately 19"H x 14"W.

Sku: ftd-S37-4523D

The Farewell Too Soon™ Bouquet is a blushingly beautiful way to convey your deepest sympathies for their loss. Pink and lavender roses are offset by pink Asiatic lilies, solidago and lush greens, perfectly arranged in a clear glass vase, to offer warmth and comfort to those facing the loss of their loved one.
Standard bouquet is approximately 18"H x 13"W.

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