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John W. Liggett

07/28/1969 — 01/20/2021

A close-up photo of John W. Liggett smiling and his eyes looking bright and peaceful

John W. Liggett, age 51 of Eastlake, passed away suddenly at home. He was born, July 28th, 1969 in Painesville to the late Carmel and Lucy Liggett.

John was a former manager at Burger King, a former manager at Nuco Plastics and he currently worked at Swagelok for over 12 years.

John was a member of Cleveland Couples Together and the Holden Arboretum.

John was the lifelong loving partner of Ricky Davis; dear friend of Lisa Dessecker, Kevin Kovach, Robin Jewell and many other friends.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

Private burial will be held Perry Cemetery on Center Street.

He loved travel…went to the Appalachian Mountains, Grand Canyon and The Rocky Mountains, he loved to hike in the Metro Parks.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral & Cremation Services.

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24 Replies to “John W. Liggett”

  1. Mary Pat O'Toole January 30, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    John you will be missed forever.

    Your 2nd mother,
    Mary Pat


  2. Terie O'Toole Bodenstein January 30, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    Ricky, I am still at a loss for words!!! I love you and John sooo much!! It made me smile just to read any message from you! I would love to give you a giant hug and wish for better days for you….and let you make me laugh!!!!!! Hugs, Aunt Terie


  3. It was so fun having John, Ricky and O’Toole family visit Colorado! I am so sorry John has passed so suddenly, so young. Prayers & Lots of Love


  4. Theresa Darhusein January 30, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    May you Rest In Peace my friend. You will be deeply missed and always loved!


  5. This is still a shock to me & will always be. You & Ricky have such a strong love for each other, I can’t imagine how deviated he is. I remember the spaghetti dinner wayne & I had & the whole group was there. We all had a great time & I still have the plant that you & Ricky brought us. It’s been about 11 years ago & it seems like time has flown by. Love & miss you john & I’ll see you on the other side my friend, Doug Baker.


  6. Sending love and prayers for strength in this difficult time. John was an amazing soul and will be remembered always.


  7. Lorri Davis and Dylan Phillips January 30, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    John was a wonderful, caring, strong person. He was the perfect match for my brother. He took great care of him. He made sure Rick would succeed in any thing he wanted to do. He was Rick’s best friend. Dylan and I had fun every time we were with him. He would do anything for any of us. My mom and John had a terrific bond. He will always be remembered as one of my two brothers! I love you John forever!


  8. Big hugs! The world has lost a wonderful soul…. ❤️❤️


  9. I met John when I first came to Cleveland in the late 80s. He was part of our tribe. Always happy, and even more so when he met Rick. Watching the two of them in love was amazing. I always looked forward to their Christmas card and letter detailing their adventures that year. This year it came the day after I heard the world had lost this wonderful soul. Rest in Paradise.


  10. Ricky,
    I am so sorry for loss of John. We are sending you love and prayers. Our thoughts will be with you in this time of sadness.


  11. So unbelievable still, may all these
    great memories stay with you Rick. Love you


  12. John, our friendship was incredibly special and I’ll never forget all of our laughter and conversations. From our childhood, through the teenage years, young adulthood, and middle age, you proved that one doesn’t need to be blood related to be considered “family.” Rest in peace my dear friend. I love you.


  13. May you rest in peace. I know you will be loved and missed forever. No matter what, friends are forever.


  14. So sorry to hear of your loss of John, he will be missed by many!!❤️


  15. I went to school with John. I always remember that bright smile that could light up any room. John was so caring loving and kind. It’s still hard to accept that he is gone. But the best memory I will have of John is the Love he had for Ricky. The both of them you could just see it. John also loved his kitty’s he was also posting videos that I looked forward to seeing! I am truly going to miss you John your in my heart forever..


  16. Matt Higgins and Joe Bertuzzi January 31, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    Ricky, we give you all our love and support and always will. To John: We love you and miss you and honestly wish we could have spent more time with you. This awful pandemic has cost us so much! You will forever be in our thoughts with our love!


  17. John was such a beautiful soul I’m totally shocked by his passing. My heart goes out to Ricky and John’s family.


  18. Margaret Knotts (Margie) February 2, 2021 at 1:40 am

    I would have to say that John is one of the sweetest people that I have ever met in school always very kind to me and very good friend I know that you’re up there with the Angels and I know you’re looking down on us I’m watching over all of us because you had a heart of gold You you were always looking out for someone and always trying to help and you will be missed by me dearly


  19. Kelly O'Donnell February 2, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    My sympathy goes out to anyone and everyone who knew this very kind man.
    He was wonderful to me, after I was going through a very difficult time after losing my beautiful mother months earlier. He will be greatly missed.


  20. John I will never forget you and I remember when I first came to Swagelok you were one of the first people that walked up to me and said welcome to Swagelok with a big smile and we hit it off you were such a excellent trainer you are thoughtful and a giving person also very patient and we all know you were very funny I cannot help but every time I come into the doors of Swagelok now just remembering you I always feel like I want to cry trying to remember everything that you taught me it is so hard without starting to tear up thinking about you you will be greatly missed as Swagelok they truly was blessed to have such a employee like yourself and how everything then play the self out it’s like you are on a long vacation and I know that’s good for me always Cheryl


  21. Ashley Widdowson February 3, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    John I am so fortunate that you were my trainer. Ever since the start whenever I needed something you were always there with a helping hand. You always told me never to be sorry for asking for help and that you enjoyed helping others. I will miss you dearly. You were a great coworker & friend. I will never forget your wonderful personality & how caring of a person you are. Goodbye for now, I know you’re watching over all of us. ❤️


  22. Della A. Mitchell February 3, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    John you are.an amazing soul! I remember as kids visiting with you! We would bake pumpkin seeds, go to the car races, and hang out with Ralph Lansberry! You were always such a fun loving guy to he around!! I will miss your up lifting messages and positive outlook on life! Rest easy and make the most of the pearly gates of heaven! Much love to you!!! You will forever remain in my thoughts!!! ❤️❤️


  23. Ricky, as most everyone ever, I’m so shocked at yours & the worlds loss. I think about him a lot lately. He was very kind, concerned, caring & happy. He cared so much about you & his friends. I’m so, so sorry he has passed…you’re so lucky to have known & loved him as long as you had. But it’ll never erase the grief, that I know. I pray for you for strength & peace with some time.


  24. I worked with John many moons ago at NUCO plastics. I remember him as a funny and caring guy. Condolences to his family and friends.


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