Kent B. Chadwick

Born: 10/01/1955 Passed:

Kent B. Chadwick, resident of Chagrin Falls, OH, went to his heavenly home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 14, 2018 at the age of 63 years. His earthly life, even at its end, touched others, as Kent requested to be an organ donor in the hopes that other people may have a chance for improved health and life.

Kent was born October 1, 1955 in Huntington, NY. He was raised in Glen Ellyn, IL.and lived in South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and Virginia, before moving to Ohio. Kent graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelors of Science in Business, and completed a Masters Degree in Education/Organizational Design from The George Washington University. Kent respected the ethic of hard work. Throughout his honored career, he shared his business talents in human resources, marketing, strategic development, project management, sales and product development, and was thankful to serve in recent years at SSP Corporation in Twinsburg, OH. He was also privileged to serve as an adjunct instructor at Myers University and at the Cleveland Campus of Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU). He participated for a time as a member of the MBA Board at Myers University, and was one of the first adjunct instructors hired for the Cleveland Campus program at IWU.

Kent’s devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him. He was a faithful and loving husband and treasured family, sharing in the joys of children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed special community with dear friends from his small group Bible studies and prayer partners. Kent was a speed skater, wrestler and played football in his younger years, and was an avid golfer into adulthood. He also became involved in a Sportsman Club in recent years. Additionally, Kent enjoyed the creative side of life. He was skilled at working with web based graphics and spent significant time in woodworking and family projects. Kent also had an educator’s heart, taking time to help his family, students and others with problem solving and encouraging opportunities to learn and grow.

Kent will be deeply missed by his family who so dearly loved him: His wife, Michele (Lang) Chadwick, Daughters, Margaret Claire Donohue and husband Ryan, of Summerville, SC and Allison Anne Rushing and husband Matt, of Lexington, KY, and Son, Berkeley Lang Chadwick.of Chagrin Falls, OH, as well as grandchildren Keegan Walter Donohue, Molly Louise Donohue, and Ada Grace Rushing, and also his beloved siblings, Cyndie (Chadwick) Ebert of Chicago, IL, Keith Chadwick of Spring Grove, IL, Jeryl (Chadwick) True of Valparaiso, IN, and Laura (Chadwick) Lamm of Washougal, WA.

Kent was preceded in death by his father, Albert Chadwick and mother, Anne (Reinhart) Chadwick and, maternal and paternal grandparents.

Memorial services for Kent will be held at 5:00 p.m. Friday, December 21, 2018 at Parkside Church, 7100 Pettibone Road, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023. Guest may visit with the family prior to services at 4:00 p.m. or following the service. .

Contributions in remembrance of Kent may be made to the following organizations. Please remember to include, in a comment section, that donations are, In Memory of Kent B. Chadwick.:

Bethany Christian Services: 901 Eastern Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Central Kentucky Riding for Hope: P.O. Box 13155, Lexington, KY 40583 http://ckrh.org/donations/ckrh-donation/
Heaven Train: 3901 Lakeside Ave E #202, Cleveland, OH 44114
https://donate.firstgiving.com/secure/donate/b8943704-edd0-11df-ab8c-4061860da51d/eba2232d-8d6d-4720-b366-f8afc23e63d8?parentPath=http://www.urbanlighthouse.org/impact/contribute-heaventrain
Oklahoma Family Network: P.O. Box 21072, Oklahoma City, OK 73156-1072 or www.oklahomafamilynetwork.org

10 Tributes to Kent B. Chadwick

  1. Keri Garza says:

    Uncle Kent is/was such an awesome man. When I was younger I remember how fun he was when he joined our family on a trip to Maui, even if I was a moody 15 year old. How welcoming he was it letting us park our RV in the front of your place in OKC to opening your Ohio home while the rv was getting fixed.
    I loved just talking to him and he just had a way of making you know you were loved! I will miss him!

    I am saddened that I can’t be there on Friday. Sending mylove and condolences.

  2. Kelly Eberley, SHS Class of "79. says:

    Michelle; My deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your loving husband, father and grandfather. May your strong faith in God give you strength in this very difficult time and may memories bring you peace and comfort,

  3. Kelly Eberley, SHS Class of '79 says:

    Michelle; My deepest condolences on the loss of your loving husband, father and grandfather. May your strong faith in God give you strength during this very difficult time and may memories bring you comfort and peace in the coming months and years.

  4. Barbara (Bressler) Robbins says:

    Michele, family members, Mark, Mike, Rita, after just getting through my last battle, I thought I made it! Cancer didn’t win! But as with all of us, we aren’t as close to those we love in our life.
    I will treasure the time we were able to meet Kent at lunch, and spend the afternoon visiting. You have a family to be proud of! A faith that will protect and help comfort. Love to you all, as I cry, I am so sorry we couldn’t be closer. I know God is holding Kent. God bless you all!

  5. Dana Bidlack says:

    I worked many years with Kent at SSP. He was a Great man! we enjoyed many great discussions during our Tuesday lunch Bible studies. He will be greatly missed! Prayers for the family as now Kent’s journey is over. God Bless!!!

  6. Fran Wilson says:

    Dearest Maggie, Ali and family. I was so sorry to hear about your father. Losing one’s father is so very sad. He was a wonderful father to have had such amazing daughters. Please keep in touch as I am not on Facebook.

    My e-mail address is fzwils@ameritech.net.

  7. Steve Cox says:

    I have not been in touch with Kent for many, many years, but I recall from our life groups and kids activities at Parkside Church, Kent to be a loving husband and father, and loving brother in Christ. His loss truly saddens my wife, Laurie, and I. Our love and prayers to Michele and family.

  8. Ken Michaels says:

    I am so sorry to hear this. I grew up 2- blocks away from Kent in Glen Ellyn. We just recently connected on Facebook after 45 years.. All my memories of Kent are good ones. He will be missed.

  9. David E. Brown says:

    I also worked closely with Kent at SSP for a number of years. Above all, Kent was most committed to seeking and communicating truth, sharing faith without hesitation, and pursuing a life of intense self-examination aimed for meeting God with His arms open in welcome. I know that he has that joy fulfilled now. I will miss him until by God’s mercy and grace we meet again.

  10. Laurie and George White says:

    We were so deeply saddened at the loss of our dear friend and neighbor . Initially we knew Kent as the neighbor that we waved to while he was painting the house, building a deck, a pool, removing snow, you name it. Overtime our relationship grew. We talked and laughed out on the driveway and in the yard. Kent became so comfortable with us that he offered to cut down our bothersome willows! We started covering deeper subjects about faith, family and job pressures. The friendship grew to deep love and respect. We enjoyed going out socially and sharing holiday and birthday celebrations. Despite our different beliefs about politics and religion we were able to share, contrast and learn from each other. Kent was so bright and always willing to share his wide range of knowledge. Michelle told us that Kent thought of us as family. That meant the world to us. We will miss Kent deeply but know that he is with the Lord that he loves. Gone much too soon but always remembered with love and admiration.

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