George Synacek (1935-2021)
SYNACEK, ZARBA, THURSTON
Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 2/26/2021 at 10:56:38
George "The Wild Bohemie" Synacek, 85, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. A visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, at The Legacy Center at Murdoch-Linwood in Cedar Rapids. A private funeral service will be held. All guests are respectfully requested to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
George was born on Sept. 4, 1935, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Ludmila "Lillian" (Zarba) and George Synacek. He was united in marriage to Charlene Thurston on Aug. 24, 1957. George worked at LL Pelling for more than 50 years and went on to work at Philipps Trucking for six years until his retirement. He was a member of the Teamsters Union and Laborers Union. George enjoyed driving the semi (he still held his CDL), hunting, and collecting rare items — he called his finds "treasures." He will be lovingly remembered by his CB handle, "The Wild Bohemie."
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Charlene Synacek of Cedar Rapids; son, David Synacek of Cedar Rapids; daughter, Diane Synacek of Ely, Iowa; two grandchildren, Andrew and Patrick Synacek; and brother, Robert "Bob" Synacek.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
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