Columbus Entrepreneur, Tony Moravec, dies at 72

Tony Moravec was a successful Columbus businessman, entrepreneur, and champion for various community-centric causes.

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CEO of Applied Laboratories, BlairEx laboratories, and Columbus-based Tony Moravec has passed away.

Tony Moravec’s sudden and unexpected death is mourned by his family and friends. A well-known figure in the Columbus business and community has died. He was a supporter of the community college system and the city’s historic buildings.

According to a story from the magazine The Republic, Tony Moravec died away on Tuesday at the age of 72. He had been to the local Republicans’ election night festivities at the Loft in downtown Columbus on Tuesday night when he was found dead in his vehicle.

According to the Bartholomew County Coroner’s office, which was cited in the publication The Republic, an autopsy will be conducted. This will aid in determining the reason for his demise. Moravec also renovated the Zaharakos and Pump House restaurants in Columbus’s downtown, which he also owned, in addition to being the owner of BlairEx labs and Applied Laboratories. Ivy Tech State’s Board of Trustees formerly included Moravec.

Columbus Air Park Campus

In September of the previous year, Ivy Tech Community College announced that the new structure that will be situated on the Columbus Air Park Campus would be dedicated in honor of Moravec. This was done to honor Moravec’s services to the community and to the institution. The facility has been in operation since the summer of this year, but the actual opening ceremony wasn’t until last month.

At an event in September 2021 to announce that a new Ivy Tech building on the Columbus Air Park Campus will be dedicated in his honor, Moravec expressed his passion for Ivy Tech and education. The building was supposed to be situated on the campus of Columbus Air Park. Tony Moravec inscribes his name on a ceremonial beam at a ceremony at Ivy Tech.

Early Life

Tony Moravec was 72 years old at the time of his passing. He holds an American nationality and he belongs to the white ethnic group.

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Personal Life

Tony Moravec’s wife is Rhonda Moravec. The Moravec’s have shown a significant commitment to helping the Eskenazi Museum of Art by establishing many endowments and funds to improve faculty and student involvement with the museum’s collections and providing a collection of Domenico Tiepolo drawings, among other things.