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Gerhardt Buchdrucker

Gerhardt Buchdrucker, 72, of Grafton, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013, at his home, following a long illness. He was born June 6, 1940 in Germany and was a Grafton resident for most of his life, coming from Cleveland.

Gerhardt worked at the Modern Tool and Die Company in Cleveland for 40 years, retiring in 2003 as a Quality Control Inspector. He was a United States Army veteran and enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include his wife, Vada (nee Neal); daughters, Christina Homer of Pennsylvania, and Marcella "Marcie" Summers of Grafton; sons, Joseph Buchdrucker of Texas and Matthew Buchdrucker of Hawaii; 12 grandchildren; sister, Ingrid Nye of New York; and brother, Ewald Buchdrucker of Columbia Station.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Frieda Buchdrucker.

There will be no visitation. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 6 P.M., at the North Eaton Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 35895 Royalton Rd., Grafton. The Reverend Chuck Butcher will officiate. Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions can be made to the church.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Elyria. Online condolences may be expressed at

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