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Painesville Location

1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060


Paul Cudnik Sr.

07/30/1940 — 09/22/2022

Paul Cudnik Sr., age 82 of Willowick, passed away September 22nd, 2022 at Geneva Shores Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation surrounded by his family. He was born July 30th, 1940 in Cleveland to the late John and Jean Cudnik.

Paul was a U.S. Navy Veteran, who served during the Bay of Pigs in 1961. Paul retired from Lubrizol Corporation, Painesville, in 2000. He was a Chemical Operator.

Paul was heavily involved in the Eastlake Senior Center. He volunteered at The Willowick Fire Department and at Lake West Hospital. He enjoyed bowling, ceramics, and spending time with his family.

Paul was the loving husband of the late Irene Cudnik (nee Boyce); beloved father of Kimberly (Edward) Knepp, Paul Cudnik Jr. and Brian (Susan) Cudnik; dearest grandfather of Angie (Jason) English, David (Krystal) Chernisky, Samantha (Pablo) Navarro, Eddie (Brooke Belvin) Chernisky, Lauren Knepp, Jacob Chernisky, Ashley (Nathan Phillips) Cudnik and Meghan Cudnik; great grandfather of Sierra, Lillian, David, Pablo, Eva, Maverick, Camila, Winter, Miya and Sophia; brother of Flo Soltis, Casey Cudnik, Bernadette Stankard and the late Barbara Walters, Tony Cudnik and Genevieve Fatica; uncle of many.

The Cudnik family will receive friends from 10:30 – 11:30 AM Saturday, October 8th at the Community of The Holy Spirit Church, 36600 Stevens Blvd., Willoughby. Funeral Service at 11:30 AM Saturday at the Church. Inurnment at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Paul’s name to Hospice of The Western Reserve, 300 East 185th Street, Cleveland OH 44119.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1000 Mentor Ave., Painesville.

A sepia tone portrait photo of a young Paul Cudnik Sr. gazing into the distance


October 8, 2022


10:30 – 11:30


The Holy Spirit Church

36600 Stevens Blvd.