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Jeffrey L. "Jeff" Stump

Jeffrey L. "Jeff" Stump, 59, of Elyria, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at his home. He was born January 19, 1954 in New London, and was a 1972 graduate of Midview High School.

Jeff was employed at Ridge Tool Company in Elyria for 40 years, retiring in March 2013.

At the age of five, he began spending time at his father’s gas station and enjoyed working on cars throughout his life. Other interests included golf, NASCAR; spending time with his family, his grandkids, and his pet dog "Sonny".

Jeff is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sheri A. (nee Richards); sons, Jeffrey (Corinna) Diederich of LaGrange and John D. (Stacie) Stump of North Ridgeville; grandchildren, Logan Schrader, Malayna Stump and Kyle and Karissa Diederich; parents, Dennis L. and Jane G. Stump of Wellington; sisters, Denise J. (Roger) Johnson of Elyria and Maria L. (William) Fox of Baltimore, Ohio; and four nieces.

He was preceded in death by a brother, John Ira Stump; and a sister, Julia Ann Stump.

The family will receive friends Friday, July 5, 2013 from 4 P.M. until the time of a 7 P.M. Service at Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Ave., Elyria.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to MetroHealth Foundation Brain Injury Program, 2500 MetroHealth Towers Drive, Cleveland, OH 44109.

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