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John "Jack" Richard Kuklis Print E-mail

Jack KuklisJohn "Jack" Richard Kuklis, 71 years old, of Elyria, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Sycamore Run Nursing Home in Millersburg, Ohio.

Jack was born on January 14, 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio and lived in the area since 1950. A 1964 Midview High School graduate, he attended Kent State University. He served with the United States Marines during the Vietnam War. He was a member of St. Jude Church and the Elyria VFW Post 1079. A 7th Degree Black Belt he enjoyed teaching Karate. He was an avid golfer.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Laurie (nee Demboske); two children, Stephanie Ann (Joe) Zenir of Brecksville and Kenneth John (Alicia) Kuklis of Elyria; four grandchildren, John Jeremiah “JJ” Zenir, Jessica Ruth Zenir, Keira Violet Kuklis, Donnie Jack Kuklis,; and two brothers, Gary (Carol) Kuklis of Brownstown, MI and Tom(Loretta) Kuklis of Grafton. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ruth (nee Josken) Kuklis.

Friends will be received at the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, Ohio on Friday, August 4, 2017 from 5-8 P.M. Closing prayers will be in the funeral home on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 11:30 A.M. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 noon at St. Jude Church, 590 Poplar Street, Elyria, Ohio. The Reverend Father Frank P. Kosem, Pastor, will officiate. Burial with full military honors, provided by the VFW, Post 1079 will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Elyria, Ohio.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the VFW Post 1079, 500 S. Abbe Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035

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Betty Ryan & Family
sent Friday, 04 August 2017 16:07
Laurie & Family- Thinking of you at this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers are with you. We are very sorry for your loss. Betty Ryan & Family
Dawn & Ray Warner
sent Friday, 04 August 2017 12:19
Thinking of you in this difficult time. Our prayers are with you Laurie and family
Gene & Pat O\'Quinn
sent Friday, 04 August 2017 12:01
To The Jack Kuklis Family, Pat and I sincerely offer our condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. Jack was a great veteran and served his country, community, his post and fellow veterans with great honor. I had the privilege of serving with Jack as officers at VFW Post 1079. He always answered the call whenever we called upon him. Jack always offered his assistance to other veterans and he volunteered to assist in anything you asked of him. I enjoyed talking with Jack about our time in Vietnam and especially what we could do to help the post with different items of concern. He would always offer suggestions and volunteer his time to whatever was needed. Jack will be missed by everyone he ever came in contact with. He was a great guy and fellow veteran who cared for other people. You will be missed my friend. RIP. You will not be forgotten. Past Commander, VFW Post 1079, Gene O'Quinn & Wife Pat O'Quinn
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