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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

Charles E. Kotnik

01/27/1942 — 06/05/2022

A close-up photo of Charles E. Kotnik smiling for the camera

Charles E. Kotnik, age 80 of Mentor, formerly of Eastlake, passed away June 5th, 2022 at LakeWest Medical Center. He was born January 27th, 1942 in Cleveland to the late Emil and Tillie Kotnik.

Chuck retired from Roll-Kraft in Mentor. He enjoyed playing pool with friends. Woodworking was his passion and you could often find him in his workshop. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.

Chuck was a 2nd Lieutenant U.S. Army Veteran, a member of the American Legion Post #678, and The Slovenian Home in Euclid.

Chuck was the loving husband for 56 years to Barb Kotnik (nee Regula); loving father of Steve, Greg (Wendy), and Karen; grandfather of Ethan, Liam, Ryan, Brady, and Lucas; brother of Helen (Thomas – deceased) Teree, Lynn (Tom) Vargo, the late Ruth Wallace, and the late Emil Kotnik; uncle and great uncle of many.

The Kotnik family will receive friends from 4:00–7:00 PM Friday, June 10th, 2022 at Jeff Monreal Funeral Home, 1000 Mentor Ave., Painesville. A Memorial Service will be held at 6:30 PM Friday at the funeral home. A private burial will be held at All Souls Cemetery at a later date.

Donations can be made in Chuck’s name to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 300 East 185th Street, Cleveland OH 44119.

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6 Replies to “Charles E. Kotnik”

  1. Melissa Garcar June 8, 2022 at 2:40 am

    Sending my love and support to you and your family, Karen. This is such a loss for all who loved your dad. May the memories help keep him near to your heart.


  2. Craig ,carol,Cory ,Colin Rupar June 8, 2022 at 11:38 am

    We are in such shocked and we are so sorry for such a loss..our thoughts are will you all..lots of memories for Craig to share xo…


  3. Thinking of you during this difficult time, Karen.


  4. Condolences and sympathies to your family


  5. Charlotte Cook June 8, 2022 at 4:13 pm

    So glad I got to know Chuck over the years. Always so welcoming to us girls. Building us a Bocci court. Feeling such sadness for my dear friend Barb and her family. Sending much love


  6. Larry and Maria Yuhas June 10, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    You and Barb are truly the best neighbors we have ever had in last thirty years. You will be truly missed. I know you are in heaven with our lord . Please make those wooden arches for all of us.


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