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Wendell PainleyWendell Joseph Painley, 87 years old of Elyria, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on January 20, 2018 at Avon Cleveland Clinic following a short illness.

Wendell was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania of August 27, 1930 and made and proudly served with the United States Army. He was letter carrier for the US Post Office and after his retirement he drove for Majoris Livery. He was member of Washington Avenue Christian Church, a 50 year member of the American Legion Post 12 and he golfed with the Legion League. He enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and especially attending his granddaughter's activities.

Surviving him are his wife, Shirley (nee Wahl); two children, Rebecca (Tom) Bechtel of Bay Village and Brian Painley of Elyria; four granddaughters, Hallie, Olivia and Alexandra Bechtel and Ashley Painley. Two sisters also survive, Bernadette Russell of Uniontown and Celeste (Jim) Trump of Brockport.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elizabeth (nee Platcho) and Steve Painley.

A memorial service will be held at Washington Avenue Christian Church, 301 Washington Avenue, Elyria, Ohio on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 11:30 A.M. where friends will be received from 10:30 until the time of services. The Reverend Janet Long will officiate. The VFW Post 1079 will provide full military honors at the memorial service.

A private family burial take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.

The family request no flowers and desire memorial contributions in his honor to The Washington Avenue Christian Church or to Wreaths Across America in honor of veterans.

The Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, Ohio 440- 365-1271 is handling the arrangements.

» 3 Condolences and Greetings
sent Tuesday, 06 February 2018 06:03
Romans 6:23 23 For the wages sin pays is death,a but the gift God gives is everlasting lifeb by Christ Jesus our Lord.
Randy Guitar
sent Saturday, 03 February 2018 16:44
To Shirley and family so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed my time working with Wendell at the post office.
Carol Urmanic
sent Tuesday, 30 January 2018 16:06
Shirley and family, I'm thinking of you at this difficult time. Praying for God's peace. Carol Urmanic-Redeemer Lutheran
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