Obituary: Albert George “Slim” Urbanik

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Albert George “Slim” Urbanik
Sept. 14, 1921~Oct. 16, 2008
Albert George “Slim” Urbanik, 87, returned to Our Heavenly Father peacefully in his sleep on Oct. 16, 2008.
He was born Sept. 14, 1921, in Gary, Ind., to Albert George and Anna Latka Urbanik.
In 1939 George came to Utah with the CCC where he was the first noncommissioned sergeant in the area.
He married Lillian Grames April 5, 1941, in Price, Utah; their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple on April 5, 1990.
George was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was a longtime resident of East Carbon where he was one of the original founders and board directors of the Horse Canyon Credit Union. He was active in his community and instrumental in starting the WBBA program in East Carbon. For many years he managed the U.S. Steel baseball teams in East Carbon.
George was a gifted wood worker. He loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed his favorite fishing holes up Huntington Canyon. He was a dedicated and retired member of the United Mine Workers of America Horse Canyon Local No. 8003 where he was nicknamed “Slim” by his co-workers. “Slim” will be missed by his large extended family of nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law to whom he was a “big brother.”
He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Lillian G. Urbanik, East Carbon; four sons and two daughters, Albert George (Mary) Urbanik, Jr., Clayton, N.C.; Joseph (Vicki) Urbanik, Stansbury Park, Utah; Teresa (Charles) Hayman, Poway, Calif.; John (Barbara) Urbanik, Rangley, Colo.; Christina (Howard) Webb, Saratoga Springs, Utah; Andrew (Tina) Urbanik, East Carbon, Utah; son-in-law and daughter-in-law, Bill Potter, Price, Utah; Laverna Urbanik, Tempe, Ariz.; 30 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
George will be welcomed home by his son, Albert George Urbanik III; daughter, Frances (Fran) Potter; grandson, Johnny Urbanik; four sisters and two brothers.
The funeral service is Friday, Oct. 24, 2008 at 11 a.m., East Carbon LDS Ward. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 East Main St. in Price Thursday from 6-7 p.m. and at the church Friday one hour prior to service. Interment is at Price City Cemetery in Price.