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John David LescherJohn David Lescher 44 years old of Avon Lake & formerly of Elyria passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. John was born in Elyria on June 5, 1973 and made his home here prior to moving to Avon Lake. He was a graduate of Elyria Catholic High School with the class of 1991 and went on to graduate from Ohio State University in 1996 and then earned a Masters Degree in Business from Tiffin University. He was the Director of Marketing at Invacare before becoming the co-owner of several Jersey Mike's franchises. He was a member of St. Joseph Parish in Avon Lake.

John played football and ran track at EC. He also participated in Krav Maga. He helped coach his sons' football, baseball, basketball, and LaCrosse teams. He was an auxiliary member of the Grafton VFW and member of the Avon Lake Sons of American Legion. He was an avid OSU football fan who loved attending the games with his family.

But there was so much more to John. He loved and respected his wife Shannan to whom he would have been married 15 years on May 17. He was an amazing father to his two sons and loved them with all of his heart. He would do anything for them. John was a caring, compassionate, and loving son. He treasured the times he could go deer hunting with his father and friends. He stole his mother's heart from the moment he was born. He loved and always tried to protect his sister Mandy. To him, she would always be his "little sister". His friends said that John would light up a room when he walked in. His infectious, beautiful smile was amazing. People were automatically drawn to him. John was a wonderful human being and will be missed so deeply by so many.

Surviving are his wife of almost 15 years, Shannan(nee Taress); two sons, Johnny and Jacob, both at home; a sister Amanda (Alex) Marconi of Silver Lake Ohio; his parents, John and Susan Lescher of Grafton; his in-laws, Bobbi and Jerry Rutherford, and Greg Taress; his brothers' and sisters' in law; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was proceeded in death by his maternal grandparents, Charles and Elizabeth Martin and his paternal grandparents, Howard and Martha Lescher.

Friends will be received at the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland St., Elyria, Ohio on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Closing prayers will be in the Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 9:15am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at St. Mary Catholic Church, 320 Middle Ave, Elyria, Ohio with the Reverend Father Charles Diedrick, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Elyria, Ohio. The family request memorial contributions to St. Mary School in Elyria or St. Joesph School in Avon Lake.

The Lescher/Taress families thank everyone for the multitude of prayers and support that they have shown.

» 18 Condolences and Greetings
Mary Jean Yaksich / Doty
sent Sunday, 13 May 2018 17:59
Dear Bobbi, I was deeply saddened to read of the loss of your dear son-in-law, John,. He sounds like a wonderful, talented, sweet family man. I'm sure he would have enriched my life if I had had the pleasure of his friendship. Bobbi, I can imagine how you must love him, and I share your grief. Please accept my most sincere condolences. Always your friend with love, Mary Jean
Drew and Sue Egleston
sent Tuesday, 08 May 2018 15:49
Our sympathies.
David Myers
sent Tuesday, 08 May 2018 13:29
John & Sue- Reichlin's was too packed for me to get in and say to you, face-to-face, how deeply your loss is felt by your friends. Hold each other close and together find peace through our Lord. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Donna Wlson
sent Tuesday, 08 May 2018 06:12
I was John's Administrative Assistant for many years at Invacare. He was very special to me and many co-workers. Always leading and offering a helping hand. So sorry for your loss. May you all find the peace and comfort you need at this time.
Joyce Mazur13773
sent Monday, 07 May 2018 20:44
Sue and family, my deepest condolences to your family over the loss of your son. May your memories, your faith aa d love help you through this tragedy in your life. You and your family are in my prayers.
Jill Fink
sent Monday, 07 May 2018 17:56
I am so saddened by the loss of such a great human being. My son and I immediately said a prayer once we heard. Please know, God is with you and overlooking your family. I worked with John at Invacare. He had no idea the impact he had on individuals. He will be forever missed. Heaven gained an angel. Jill Fink
Roberta A Rutherford
sent Monday, 07 May 2018 08:49
My first exposure to John was the morning after Shannan had met him for the first time. All she did was bounce arund the house and talk about this awesome guy she met. Obviously, he felt he same about her. John immediately imprinted himself on my heart. I thought he was prince charming come to life. He was. I have been blessed with the joy of having John for a son-in-law and love him as if he was my own son. His passing has left a huge hole in my heart. I will always love you John, thank you for being part of my life.
Peg Hambrick
sent Monday, 07 May 2018 07:31
So sorry for your loss, John and Sue. You and John's family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jennifer Verda
sent Monday, 07 May 2018 06:13
My deepest sympathies are with your family. John and I didn't run in the same circles, but we went through 12 years of school together, from St. Mary's to EC and he was a great guy. After just recently losing my own older brother, I know hoe much pain you must be feeling right now, but God will help you through it, as he is helping me. Honor his memory by trying to remember all the good times you shared.
Domenic Alfano
sent Monday, 07 May 2018 03:25
I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ \\\\'ve known Johnny since the day he as born. His parents and I have been good friends for half a century. I was absolutely devastated when I got the call from John and Sue. One time, when I was presenting John with and award at a Holy Name gathering, he was the average kid who always go beyond everyones expectations whether it was in sports or being kind to the elderly. Johnny, we will miss you tremendously and memories of Johnny will live in our hearts forever. Our prayers go out to the family.
Teresa Chounet
sent Sunday, 06 May 2018 16:57
Shannan I am so sorry for your loss.My prayers are with you and your family.
Janet & Ken Hetrick
sent Sunday, 06 May 2018 16:38
Dear Sue & John & family- Our hearts and prayers go out to you in this traumatic time of loss. I can't even begin to imagine your pain, and have not been able to think of much else since hearing the sad news. Even though we never met John, we feel we know him through you Sue, as you always so lovingly & proudly shared your family stories with us ever since Bradley & Emily were students of yours at St. Judes. We pray that your deep well of love and faith will help you and his family cope and in time, heal the hole that is now in your hearts. All our love- Janet, Ken, Brad & Emily Hetrick
Cindy (vessalo) Galan
sent Sunday, 06 May 2018 12:29
My heart aches for you. May God be with all of you. Love, cindy
Shane Scott
sent Sunday, 06 May 2018 08:34
I was standing a few feet from John when that picture of him was taken at our house at Ohio State. It doesn't seem all that long ago, yet there is still so many years I thought there would be to have. John, I do and will miss you, pray daily for you and for your wife and boys. Rest in peace brother...in phi. Shaner
Dean \"Dino\" Olejniczak
sent Sunday, 06 May 2018 06:07
I am so very sorry to hear of John's passing. I will always remember John as a funny, caring and God fearing man with a passion only known to those saved by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I remember when John and I were on a joint trip and my Wisconsin Badgers were playing "THE" Ohio State Buckeys and we placed a $20 bet. The banter that exchanged between us was memorable and we shared a beer with the $20 offering after the game. I will be blessed with fond memories of John for the rest of my life and I hope that John may find the peace he was missing late in his life. May the Lord be with his wife and son's and his memory last with them of a loving father and husband. Dino
Donna Long
sent Saturday, 05 May 2018 20:43
I am so sorry and shocked to hear of Johns passing. I worked with John at Invacare yers ago and he was always so nice and helped out all the time. My sympathy for the family and prayers going out for comfort.
George Coppola
sent Saturday, 05 May 2018 12:10
I worked with John at invacare and he was always so kind and easy to talk to. Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Kristin Harris
sent Saturday, 05 May 2018 08:58
I am so heartbroken to hear of John's passing. We worked together at Invacare years ago and I will never forget how kind and helpful he was. He was also very good at his job and everything he did. I found out he opened up a Jersey Mike's and it just so happens one opened up in Brunswick and we have been eating there almost daily for the past 2 weeks. My heart and prayers go out to his wife and children and the rest of his family and loved ones. May you be at peace John. So many will miss you.
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