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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

John J. Kropf Jr.

05/27/1940 — 07/31/2017

A close-up photo of John J. Kropf Jr. smiling for the camera

John J. Kropf Jr., age 77 of Eastlake, peacefully passed away July 31, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 27, 1940 in Cleveland to the late John Sr. and Edith Kropf.

John was a U.S. Army Veteran. He retired in 2003 from General Motors where he worked at both the Fisher Body/Coit Rd. and Chevy Parma plant as a manufacturing engineer. He volunteered for Cuyahoga Valley Railroad with over 7,000 volunteer hours and was a parishioner of St. Justin Martyr Church.

John is the loving husband for 51 years of Harriet Kropf (nee Deucher); loving father of Janet (Robert) Kaseda, John III (Wendy), Cathleen (Michael) Witte, Thomas (Sheila), Kevin (Megan), Mary (Daniel) Kneier and his late infant son; dearest grandfather of Emily and Allison Kaseda, John IV and Jessica Kropf, Lauren, Megan, Jack and Connor Witte, Thomas and Brigid Kropf, Olivia and Brendan Kropf, Magdalena, Cora and Caroline Kneier; brother of Barbara (Richard-deceased) Pruden, Edward (Eleanor) Kropf and the late Mary Lou Cheney; beloved uncle of many.

Funeral Mass 10 AM Saturday, August 5, 2017 at St. Justin Martyr Church, 35781 Stevens Blvd., Eastlake. Father Kevin Liebhardt will be officiating the funeral mass. VISITATION 3-8 PM FRIDAY AT JEFF MONREAL FUNERAL HOME, 6330 CENTER STREET, MENTOR. Interment at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Twp.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of John J. Kropf Jr. to St. Justin Martyr Helping Hands Fund or Lake County Right to Life, 8558 Mentor Ave., Mentor 44060.

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6 Replies to “John J. Kropf Jr.”

  1. Steve & Jo Ann Vitanza August 2, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    Harriet & Lovely Family: So sad to learn of the passing away of John. It has been 39 years ago since we first met the Kropf Family. You have all been such wonderful friends and neighbors. Our family has great memories of time spent with the kids playing and growing up together. Hope that in the next sub-division in the heavens that John saves us a spot two streets down from the Kropf’s. With our love and heart-felt sympathy. Steve & Jo Ann Vitanza


  2. I worked with John for many years.He was one of the best liked supervisors at the Chevy plant! In all of the years that I knew John in the stressful position of being a supervisor I never saw him lose his anger at any time.He will be missed.


  3. Peg Mospens Geffert August 3, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Talked to my brother Tom and he has our sister Joan telling our father Paul Mospens about John’s passing. The two of you were always so gracious and helpful to my Dad, taking him to church and brunch each Sunday morning. I had the privilege of meeting Harriet in June when my Dad was in town visiting, though John’s face does look familiar, so I think I met him, too, when I attended Mass at St. Justin Martyr with my parents over the years. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. God be with you all!


  4. Gerry and Shannon Fuerst August 3, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    We so wish we could be there again this weekend! Know that you and your family are in our hearts and prayers during this sad and difficult time. God bless each of you and may He shower you with His grace and peace.


  5. Janet and the entire Kropf family,
    You have my deepest sympathy for your loss. While I did not know your father, I could see the values that he instilled in you and the gentle heart that you possess; evidence that you were raised with kindness.
    May your faith sustain you and may your memories carry you as your heart heals from this loss.


  6. Edwina Seifried August 19, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss, I know he will be greatly missed by all. Time goes by so fast, he was a wonderful child who grew into a wonderful adult. I hope memory s of your many years together will comfort you.
    Love Edwina Seifried and Sons


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