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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

Brian K. Walbeck

07/28/1965 — 07/15/2018

A close-up photo of Brian K. Walbeck bending down posing for the camera in front of a white car

Brian K. Walbeck, age 52 of Mentor Headlands, passed away July 15, 2018 at Hospice of the Western Reserve surrounded by his loving family.

He was an avid sports fan and loved music, especially Tom Petty. He was a member of the Mentor Amvets Post #40 where a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Brian is the loving father of Brian Andrew Walbeck and Jeremy Edward Walbeck; dearest son of Sue Jane Walbeck and the late Edward R. Walbeck Sr.; beloved brother of Edward Walbeck Jr. and Sheryl (Michael) Null; uncle of Dionna Walbeck, Stephany Walbeck, Madelyn Null and Addison Null; nephew of Shirley Province; cousin of many; former husband of Wendy Walbeck.

A Visitation will be held 2-4 PM and 6-7:30 PM Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Jeff Monreal Funeral Home, 6330 Center Street, Mentor. Funeral Ceremony at 7:30 PM Thursday at the funeral home.

If you would like to make a donation, donations can be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 300 East 185th Street, Cleveland, OH 44119.

The family has requested to dress casual.

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6 Replies to “Brian K. Walbeck”

  1. Sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around the family and comfort you! Fly high Brian your chains are gone !


  2. Judy long cummins July 17, 2018 at 1:08 am

    R.I.P my friend


  3. Elizabeth Gemma (Honess) July 17, 2018 at 2:40 am

    To the entire Walbeck family- I love you all, as an extension of my own family. Last summer, I would sit on the back step of the home I grew up in next door to you. I would look over, and I’d see Brian sitting on the bench, same as me. We’d know each other was there, but a lot of the time we didn’t talk… We’d both be lost in memories, and more than words, for me, it was a great comfort just to know he was there. Hours would go by, song after song on the radio, same as it has always been…and those days of that summer, I needed to remember the simple beauty of this. I am so so sad for this loss, I am going to miss him so much… The last time we spoke he said “I love you Beth Ann, I am always here for you.” If there is one comfort I have in this, it is that he is with Edward and my dad, and I know how much he has missed his dad… as he knew how much I miss mine. Please know, you are all on my mind, and I am so so sorry for your pain. ♥


  4. Brian was a lovely man who I am proud to say was my friend. He was taken from us way too soon. I will miss him dearly.


  5. Cathy Fracasdi July 17, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember him from Mentor High School.


  6. Donald (Donie) Everett July 17, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Little B was a good guy. I remember having conversations with him around the body bag in the garage, we talked about boxing, martial arts, and raising respectful kids, after his boys were hitting their young teens. I enjoyed the times we talked, and I wish I had seen him again recently. My prayers are for Mrs. W, and the whole crew.


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