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John E. Scheutzow

John E. Scheutzow, 79, of Elyria, passed away Friday, December 21, 2012, at EMH Healthcare, following a sudden illness. He was born May 12, 1933 in Chardon and was an Elyria resident for most of his life.

John worked at Sears Auto Service in Elyria as a mechanic for 25 years, retiring in 1992. He was a veteran of the United States Army and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and watching wrestling and football on television.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Helen "Betty" (nee Vince); son, John D. (Becky) Scheutzow of Elyria; granddaughters, Jeanette Linden and Sarah Scheutzow; great-grandson, Samuel Linden; sisters, Ann Jares and Henrietta Hajes, both of Elyria and Mary Ann Thornton of El Dorado, Arizona; and brother, Ted Scheutzow of Elyria.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Mary Scheutzow; and a brother, Richard Scheutzow.

The family will receive friends Thursday, December 27, 2012, from 11:30 A.M., until the time of services at 1:30 P.M., at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria. The Reverend Harold Reddick will officiate. Burial will be at Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Karen P. Nakon Breast Cancer Foundation, 35765 Chester Rd., Avon, OH. 44011.

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