Roger Dean Jahnsz, age 71, of Lorain, OH, passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2019 following a long battle with leukemia. He was born March 29, 1947 in Lorain, OH where he was a lifelong resident. Roger retired from National Gypsum and was a member of the Boilermaker’s Union. He served in Vietnam where he was a Corporal of the 101st Airborne Division of the US Army (the “Screaming Eagles”). He was a member of Church of the Open Door in Elyria, OH where he devoted his time to creating outreaches and programs that ministered to the youth. His work in the youth group, children’s ministry, bus ministry, boys brigade, and Camp Bethany have impacted many lives and will live on for many generations to come. Roger enjoyed golfing, fishing, reading, very low-budget sci-fi movies, seek and find puzzles, Sokolowski’s, and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his son, Matthew D. Jahnsz of Lorain; daughters, Kristen L. Cook (Sean) of Avon Lake and Sarah N. Pappas (Jason) of Avon; grandchildren, Victoria L. Jahnsz, Gwendolyn L. Pappas, and Arthur T. Pappas; as well as aunt’s, cousins, and many friends he thought of as family.
Roger was preceded in death by his wife, Linda L. Jahnsz (nee Farabaugh); loving parents Arthur and Anne Jahnsz (nee Mihuta); grandson Alexander M. Jahnsz; and beloved Uncle Victor Mihuta.
A celebration of his great life will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Church of the Open Door, 43275 Telegraph Rd., Elyria, OH 44035. All are welcome to join the family after the service for a luncheon and sharing of memories, just the way Roger would have enjoyed. Condolences can be shared with the family online at www.heritagecremationsociety.com.
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