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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

Paul Cudnik Sr.

07/30/1940 — 09/22/2022

A sepia tone portrait photo of a young Paul Cudnik Sr. gazing into the distance

Paul Cudnik Sr., age 82 of Willowick, passed away September 22nd, 2022 at Geneva Shores Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation surrounded by his family. He was born July 30th, 1940 in Cleveland to the late John and Jean Cudnik.

Paul was a U.S. Navy Veteran, who served during the Bay of Pigs in 1961. Paul retired from Lubrizol Corporation, Painesville, in 2000. He was a Chemical Operator.

Paul was heavily involved in the Eastlake Senior Center. He volunteered at The Willowick Fire Department and at Lake West Hospital. He enjoyed bowling, ceramics, and spending time with his family.

Paul was the loving husband of the late Irene Cudnik (nee Boyce); beloved father of Kimberly (Edward) Knepp, Paul Cudnik Jr. and Brian (Susan) Cudnik; dearest grandfather of Angie (Jason) English, David (Krystal) Chernisky, Samantha (Pablo) Navarro, Eddie (Brooke Belvin) Chernisky, Lauren Knepp, Jacob Chernisky, Ashley (Nathan Phillips) Cudnik and Meghan Cudnik; great grandfather of Sierra, Lillian, David, Pablo, Eva, Maverick, Camila, Winter, Miya and Sophia; brother of Flo Soltis, Casey Cudnik, Bernadette Stankard and the late Barbara Walters, Tony Cudnik and Genevieve Fatica; uncle of many.

The Cudnik family will receive friends from 10:30 – 11:30 AM Saturday, October 8th at the Community of The Holy Spirit Church, 36600 Stevens Blvd., Willoughby. Funeral Service at 11:30 AM Saturday at the Church. Inurnment at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Paul’s name to Hospice of The Western Reserve, 300 East 185th Street, Cleveland OH 44119.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1000 Mentor Ave., Painesville.

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8 Replies to “Paul Cudnik Sr.”

  1. Aunt Renie aways said she fell in love with Paul Anka in a Navy uniform….blessings and love as we remember your fun and loving ways.


  2. My deepest condolences Kim, Paul, Brian and
    entire Cudnik family. Our families had so many good times together. Spending time at the cabin and many Christmas Eve’s. Eating, drinking and sharing laughter. Your dad was one of a kind and always would crack a joke. Sending prayers, love and hugs to you all.


  3. Frank and Mary Lou zukowski September 26, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    Remembering Paul and all the great times we had with Renee and our families. You will be missed. May you be at peace and now reunited with with your loving wife Renee.


  4. Dear Cudnik Family,
    It has been a blessing to know your lovely family. May you all feel the joy and happiness that your parents are feeling in paradise with our Lord and Savior. Until we all meet again. Love to each and every one of you.


  5. Brian,
    My deepest condolences to you and your family. Keep your memories close and your Father will always be with you.


  6. I worked for years with Paul at Lubrizol. You will never meet a nicer man than Paul. He was always funny and witty and always fun to be around and work with. I pray for his family. They lost a pillar of their family. I hope your times with him and memories of him give you peace.


  7. Kathy and John kron October 2, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    Our deepest condolences to you ,Paul and your family.


  8. Pastors Chris & Vicki / Community of the Holy Spirit October 6, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Dear Paul, Kim, Brian and family,
    Our deepest sympathy to you all. We know this isn’t goodbye…We’ll see’s ya when we see’s ya!
    Until we see Paul again, He’ll be forever in our hearts. We love you great big!


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