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Raymond “Ed” Serfass


A close-up photo of Raymond "Ed" Serfass smiling at a formal event

Raymond “Ed” Serfass, age 76 of Willowick, passed away Saturday March 18, 2023 at the Cleveland VA with his family by his side.  He was born in Rosemont, West Virginia on August 10, 1946.

He was a proud and loving husband, father, papa, brother, uncle and friend, who will be dearly missed. 

He was a Vietnam Veteran who proudly served in the Air Force.

Ed is the loving husband to the late Christine Serfass; beloved father of Kayla (Miguel) Cortes and Sarah (Dominic) Tancredi;  dearest grandfather of Anna, Maria, Miguel and Sofia; beloved son of the late Violet Gibson; brother of Paulette (Buck) Wilcox and Jean (Chuck) Hickman; uncle of many nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 7:00 PM Thursday, March 23rd, 2023 at The Abbey, 38011 Euclid Ave., Willoughby (located on the grounds of McMahon Coyne Vitantonio Funeral Home). Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 AM Friday at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens, 11521 Chillicothe Rd., Chesterland (Please meet at the cemetery).

The family would like to thank the staff of Hero’s Hospice at the Cleveland VA Medical Center and Visiting Angels for the care and support provided to the family. 

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

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5 Replies to “Raymond “Ed” Serfass”

  1. Kayla, I will miss your Dad.I’ve known him since 1970 when he was at Sanymetal. We laughed no matter what. I know he suffered the last 2 years, and will be sorely missed. He is in a better place and not suffering anymore. I will say a prayer for your family and “Ed”. God bless


  2. Michael & Tammy Crooks April 17, 2023 at 6:31 pm

    Thank you for the love, the memories and all your endless kindness. Rest in peace sweet man, you leave us with a lifetime of warmth and a heart filled with love.


  3. My sweet and loving brother you had a heart of gold .You truly loved your family and your grandkids I am so proud to call you my brother this old world will not be the same without you. I will carry you in my heart until we are together again. Love you. Your baby sister Jean.


  4. Larry Singleton April 17, 2023 at 6:31 pm

    Kayla Ed and I grew up as neighbors and best friends in Rosemont. We spent countless hours playing together and trying to stay out of trouble. As we got older we picked up our bows and arrows and headed for the hills hunting anything that moved. We camped in old hay barns. They were wonderful times. He was a great friend. Those days will always be held close to my heart. God bless.


  5. You were a great Dad and husband, and you never met a mannequin you didn’t like. I’m glad you’re with Chris again, probably singing “I got you babe”. God bless and keep you.


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