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Frank KanuchFrank E. Kanuch, 85 years old, of Elyria, Ohio died on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at West Bay Health Care Center in Westlake, Ohio following a short illness. He was under the care of New Life Hospice.

Mr. Kanuch was born in Congo, Ohio on August 13, 1926 and made his home in Elyria, Ohio most of his life. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and received the Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, and the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal. He was a member of St. Jude Church and was employed by Bendix Westinghouse for 30 years.

Mr. Kanuch was a member of the VFW Post 1079. An amateur baseball player, he enjoyed his children and grandchildren, going to the race track and the casino. Mr. Kanuch enjoyed fishing and was a lifelong fan of the Cleveland Indians.

Surviving are his wife of 14 years, Julia (nee Heinemann); one daughter, Linda (John) Keys of Elyria, Ohio; and three sons, Jeffery (Darlene) Kanuch of Oberlin, Ohio, Scott Kanuch of Elyria, Ohio and Mark (Donna) Kanuch of Oberlin, Ohio; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Aletha in 1994; and twelve brothers and sisters; and his parents, Joseph and Mary (nee Dukeman) Kanuch. Friends will be received at the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, Ohio on Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 9:30 A.M. until closing prayers at 10:00 A.M. The Reverend Father Frank P. Kosem, Pastor of St. Jude Church, will officiate. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon, Ohio where the VFW Post 1079 will conduct full military honors.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to New Life Hospice, 5255 North Abbe Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035.

» 7 Condolences and Greetings
Carole Poling
sent Wednesday, 25 April 2012 18:00
Please except my condolences. We were neighbors of Frank when he lived on Wesley Ave. My father also worked with Frank at Bendix. I so enjoyed our conversations, his smile, laugh and that twinkle in his eye too. He will forever remain in my heart.
Brenda Barr
sent Saturday, 21 April 2012 05:15
Dear Kanuch cousins, Just wanted to send you my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your father. Uncle Frank's hearty laugh and that mischievous twinkle in his eye will be forever in my fondest memories. With uch Love, Brenda
Mike Keys
sent Friday, 20 April 2012 13:37
Linda and entire Kanuch family-- WE know how much Frank has struggled this past year or so , getting updates from John and Linda. Unfortunately, Saturday we have to be in Cleveland ( Ellen\\\'s cousin passed and the funeral is Saturday). Frank and the Kanuch family will be in our prayers. MIke and Ellen Keys
Audrey Brannon
sent Friday, 20 April 2012 09:26
Prayers to the Kanuch Family.
Scott Kanuch
sent Friday, 20 April 2012 06:16
My hope is God will reunite him with his father and mother and his siblings in a special place of joy and eternal LOVE. OUR DAYS HERE ARE FOR A LITTLE WHILE, HOPEFULLY WE CAN BRING A SMILE, AND JOY TO THOSE WE KNOW, BEFORE ITS OUR TIME TO GO, HE HAD 85 YEARS OF LIFE HERE, AND WE THE FAMILY HOLD THEM DEAR, HELPED US WHEN HE COULD, ALWAYS KNEW WHERE HE STOOD, SERVED HIS COUNTRY WITH PRIDE, WITH EVERY WEARY STRIDE, CAME FROM A COAL MINE TOWN, AND LIVED LIFE WITHOUT A FROWN, EVEN THOUGH HIS SON SCOTT WAS A CLOWN.
Bobbi & Doc Simko
sent Friday, 20 April 2012 03:30
Linda & family, So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. Bobbi & Doc
Diana Barr Rowley
sent Friday, 20 April 2012 02:44
Am so sorry to hear of Uncle Franks passing. My thoughts are with you during this time. I am trying to come up for his prayer service and funeral so I hope to see all of you! I am also having a mass said for him at my little catholic parish here in Plain City. My love to all of you!!!
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