Kenneth John Luyster

Born: 04/18/1963 Passed:

Kenneth John Luyster, 58 years old, went home to be with Jesus on Monday, November 22, 2021. Kenneth was a graduate of GlenOak High School, Plain Twp., Ohio and attended Indian River Community College, Fort Pierce, Florida. He was a painting contractor for 35 years, owner of KJ Luyster Painting. His partner and longtime friend, Allen Maas, of N. Canton, OH., will carry on his business. Kenneth was a golfer, a fisherman, a bowler and loved being with his family above all else. He will be missed and loved forever by all who knew him.

Survived by his parents, James and Marlene (Skinner) Luyster of Painesville, OH.; brothers, Russell (Melinda) Luyster of Canton, OH., Curtis (Kimberly) Luyster of Little Elm, TX. and Bradley (Angela) Luyster of Wake Forest, NC.; sister, Loretta Luyster of Alliance, OH; sister, Theresa (Jack) Gage; nieces, Victoria (Daniel) Sinclair of Painesville, OH, Chelsea  (Michael) Recht, Sydney (Nathan) Mazzuca of Greenville, NC., Kelsey (Casey) Barbour of Wendell, NC., Paige Luyster of Wake Forest, NC., Emily Gage of Green, OH; and nephew, Nicholas Gage of Green, OH.

In lieu of flowers, please give your memorial gifts to St. Stephen Martyr Lutheran Church in Canton, OH., ASPCA or your favorite animal shelter.


14 Tributes to Kenneth John Luyster

  1. Melanie says:

    Never without a smile and that is how I will remember you!! You left far to soon Kenny and will be missed by so many!

  2. Margaret & Jim Frost says:

    We have so many memories of Kenny. At home, with Russ at our Scottish American Society events, just on your own with your ever present smile. We all love you and you will be so very missed. Margaret and Jim Frost – and the entire Sas’y group.

    • . Rebecca lee says:

      Jim and Marlene my condolences go out to you. Kenny’s life what’s a life well-lived. My memories of him will always be is cheery smile and good nature. Also his Devotion to his family was amazing. He will be greatly missed by many

  3. Greg says:

    Kenny was always upbeat, and happy to see you when you crossed his path, no matter how often that was. And always had nothing but good things to say about others. He’ll be missed.

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  5. Michael VanDerburgh says:

    Prayers and love to the Lyster family. They were not only our neighbors but family to the VanDerburghs and the Elders.

  6. Tom VanDerburgh says:

    Devastated to hear the news last night. . Sheri and I send out our heart felt condolences to Jim and Marleen, Rusty, Curt, Lori, Brad, and Theresa. We love you all and miss you. Our families had some great times. I love you Kenny.

    • Marlene Luyster says:

      Thanks Mike, we feel the same about you and your family! Kenny loved you guys!

    • Marlene Luyster says:

      Tom, we love you too! Kenny always loved our combined family dynamic! It was great.
      That will never go away, we all feel it! Love and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  7. David Denham (Double D) says:

    Love ,Prayers to the Lyster Clan.

    • James JJ Jordan says:

      Met Ken bowling at the old NC Rec.Center and wonderful friendship began from their.Decades later and many rounds of golf and fishing expeditions have created life long memories never to be forgotten.World going to be different without him.Love You All

  8. Mike Hutkowski says:

    Jim and Marlene, I’m so sorry to hear about Kenny. Deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Sally Klass says:

    Jim & Marlene, I just learned of Kenny’s passing and want to extend my condolences. You are in my prayers.

    • Stephanie Skemp says:

      Dear Marlene and Jim:

      My deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of Kenny. Words cannot express my sorrow. I’ll keep you all in my prayers.

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