John T. Stertzbach

John Thomas Stertzbach I, age 80, of Brunswick, Ohio, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.  He was a loving and devoted husband, father, father-in-law, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother, and brother-in-law.  He was a hard working, dedicated man that would do anything for his family and friends.  He enjoyed camping, fishing, boating, and doing anything with his family.
John was born in Canton, Ohio, to Harold and Dorothy Stertzbach in October 1939.  He grew up in East Canton, Ohio.  He was one of nine children.
John retired from the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center as a Heating and Cooling Technician after twenty-some years of service.  After he retired, he enjoyed traveling with his wife in their motorhome.  After traveling for a while, they returned to the Brunswick area to live out the rest of their lives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold & Dorothy Stertzbach, his sisters, Janet Cotham and Marie Betz, and his brothers, Harold and Jerry Stertzbach.
John is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Faye Louise (Finnegin) Stertzbach, his children, John (Lynette) Stertzbach II, Tracy Stertzbach, and Laural (Lou) Barta, and his siblings, Eleanor (Larry) Lautzenheiser,  Kathy (Bill) Malone, Linda (Fred) Torres, and Dick (Marsha) Stertzbach, his sister-in-law, Marion Stertzbach, and his brother-in-law, Carl Betz.  He is also survived by seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Respecting John’s wishes, there will not be any calling hours or service.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in John’s memory to Alzheimer’s Association at ALZ.ORG, in hopes of finding a cure for this terrible disease.
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  1. Kim Bolden says:

    Dear Laural and family it is with deepest condolence and heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your love one (Laural your dad). I was sadden to hear this. Laural your biggest concern was your parents and you saw about them and for that my dear kudos to you. Our parents take care of us when we are born then the tables turn you take of them as they get older. It’s hard sometimes to watch your parents get older but care for them the best you know how and honor them as well. Laural let me know if you need anything. Continue prayers for you and your family especially your mom. Stay healthy as you know how

    Your former co-worker and friend
    Kim Bolden

  2. Lou Barta says:

    Pop’s you were the Worlds Greatest Father in Law. You were loved more then you know. Thank You for wholeheartedly accepting me into your family! Thank You being such a big part of my life!!!! You will never be forgotten!!!!
    Love You Pops!!

  3. Martha Mazak says:

    Dear Laural and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of John: your father/grandfather/husband/brother. May loving memories help ease the pain. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Vince n tondra Mulloy says:

    Dear Laurel and Lou
    So sorry for your loss you have our deepest sympathies and condolences

    Vince n Tondra