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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


Richard J. Kuzmiak Sr.

07/25/1939 — 03/30/2021

Richard J. Kuzmiak, Sr., age 81 of Painesville Twp. passed away March 30, 2021, surrounded by his family. He was born July 25, 1939 in Cleveland, son of the late Alex and Margaret Hutton Kuzmiak.

Rich retired in 1999 from Continental Lithograph in Cleveland and was a member of Graphic Communications International Union, Local 546. He had a contagious laugh, a generous spirit, and opened his heart to many homeless animals over the years.

He is survived by his son Richard (Erin) Kuzmiak, daughter Stacie (Andy) Kuzmiak Hirko, grandson, Nick Kuzmiak, previous wife and friend, Geri Kuzmiak, and brother Paul Batich.

He is preceded in death by his siblings Alex Kuzmiak, Ellen Kuzmiak, Margaret Robertson, Frederick Batich, Michael Batich, and Lewis Batich. He is joining his longtime companion, Marilyn Kennedy who died in 1999.

Private services will be held. His final resting place will be at Knollwood Cemetery in Mayfield.

Donations in Richard’s memory may be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral Services.

A close-up photo of Richard J. Kuzmiak Sr. smiling and looking very happy at who is taking his photo