EAST CARBON-Albert George "Slim" Urbanik, age 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 a non commissioned First Sergeant in the area.
Married Lillian Grames, April 5, 1941 in Price; 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 US 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 #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, two daughters, Albert George (Mary) Urbanik Jr., Clayton, NC, 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.
Funeral service will be held Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, 11 a.m., East Carbon LDS Ward. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 East Main Street in Price Thursday evening from 6-7 p.m. and at the church Friday one hour prior to service. Interment, Price City Cemetery, Price.