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Ben SpillarBenjamin R. Spillar, age 38 of Elyria, passed away Friday, October 14, 2016 following a sudden illness. Ben was born March 10, 1978 in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He grew up in North Ridgeville. Elyria has been his home for the past 10 years.

Ben attended St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church in North Ridgeville. He was a 1996 graduate of Elyria Catholic High School and a 2001 graduate of Walsh University where he excelled playing football at both schools. He was employed as a purchasing agent for several various companies. Ben loved life and was a very caring, and sensitive person. He loved his two Border Collies Khloe and Abbie.

He survived by his parents David and Connie (nee Flere) Spillar of Elyria; one sister Adrienne Spillar of Pittsburgh; and by his grandmother Virginia Spillar of Elyria.

Friends may call Monday, October 17, 2016 for 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland St., Elyria. Closing prayers will be held Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 9:30 am in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at St. Mary Church in Elyria. Fr. Charles Diedrick, pastor, will officiate.

» 13 Condolences and Greetings
Luke & Nicole Cleland
sent Thursday, 27 October 2016 20:39
Ben was a friend of ours as young adults. We both worked with Ben, and Luke played against Ben in high school and lifted with him during the summers when they both played football at different colleges. We enjoyed our friendship with Ben, and though it has been many years since we shared our lives, we are deeply saddened by his loss. Rest In Peace, Friend. May your guardian angel guide you into the presence of the Lord. Luke and Nicole Cleland
Hedy Fye
sent Thursday, 20 October 2016 13:06
Dear Adrienne, Please accept my condolences and a hug. I didn't know Ben as well as you, but he was EC family. Please extend my sympaties to your Mom and Dad. All of you are in my prayers for strength and healing. May He rest in peace. Fondly Hedy Fye
Mary Ellen Forthofer
sent Wednesday, 19 October 2016 11:08
Dear Connie and Family, This quote is all I have to give for comfort at this moment in time. GRIEVE YOUR WAY During your time of sorrow, bring your family together and not pull apart. Realize that each person is different and will grieve in ways you may not understand. Be patient and find ways to support each other. Guilt and anger need to be expressed and released. Sadness and sorrow can be so heavy and paralyzing. You might struggle with this thought , but grief, guilt, and anguish can be a blessing Mathew 5:4- Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Sue Kaswell
sent Monday, 17 October 2016 09:41
Connie, Dave, Adrienne, so sad to hear of Bens crossing. I have to believe that he is on the Other Side with my son Eric. My heart feels for your loss. I will also miss the chance to see him at Sunday Brunch. He felt like an adopted son in a way for me. Thoughts and prayers and peace. Sue Kaswell
Andy&Becky Majkut
sent Monday, 17 October 2016 09:07
Dear Dave, Connie, and Adrienne, There aren\\\'t enough words to tell you how sorry we are for your devastating loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
patricia kubel
sent Monday, 17 October 2016 06:44
Dear Connie, Dave and Adrienne, You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so saddened by your loss and you have by deepest sympathies.
Richie Maletto
sent Monday, 17 October 2016 05:27
I am so sorry for your loss. Some of my best childhood memories involve Ben, especially in regards to football and basketball with St. Petes. I can't imagine the loss you all feel. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers, as my heart breaks for you all. Ben was just one awesome dude.
Jeff Ditzler
sent Sunday, 16 October 2016 19:09
Sorry to hear of Ben's passing. You are in my prayers.
Vonnie and Cheryl Wasem
sent Sunday, 16 October 2016 18:17
Connie, we were saddened to hear of Ben's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Lori Lynch
sent Sunday, 16 October 2016 18:16
So incredibly sorry for your loss. Sending prayers of comfort and peace to his love ones
Terry Scholtz
sent Sunday, 16 October 2016 13:04
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I remember when Ben was in my class at Chlldtime. He was a sweet boy. I remember Connie' s kindness when my mom passed. You are in my prayers.
Judy & Mark Petricevic
sent Sunday, 16 October 2016 12:47
Dear Connie, Dave, and Adrienne, please accept our condolences. I am so heartbroken for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family. May God bless and hold you in the palm of His hand.
Steve and Lois Ambrosini
sent Sunday, 16 October 2016 11:33
Connie, Dave, and Adrienne, Words can not express our sadness at learning of Ben's passing. Our hearts go out to the Spillar family in every regard, and all of Ben's aunts, uncles, and cousins. We have already and will continue to keep Ben and his family in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers. Please accept our deepest condolences.
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