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Jack Huntsberger

JACK C. HUNTSBERGER age 88,  beloved husband for nearly 67 years of Carolyn (nee Krabill); loving father of Jeffrey (wife Sally) and Heidi Watson (husband Bill); devoted grandfather of Dave (Karen), Steve (Megan), Tim (Jasmin), Josh, Jason (Jess), Kristen (Dean), Sarah (Matt) and Nate (Ally) and great grandfather of 16; cherished son of the late Clair L. and Mildred J. (nee Curtis); dearest brother of Cindy (Jim) George, Sue (Allen) Swinderman, and the late Judy (Tom) Cope; dear uncle, great-uncle and friend of many. Korean Conflict U.S. Army Veteran. Admired teacher at Mayfield Schools for 30 years.

Jack C. Huntsberger was born on September 17, 1930 in Alliance, OH and passed away peacefully at his home on May 4, 2019. He was a resident of Chesterland since 1960 and member of Mayfield Methodist Church of Chesterland for five years.  Jack was a proud graduate of Mt. Union College where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity, serving as Chapter President as well as President of the Intra Fraternity Council.  His love of running started at Mt. Union where he ran hurdles and served as Captain of the Track Team.  He proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict as a Veteran of the U.S. Army.  Jack spent his career as an educator and teacher for Mayfield Schools, being named a Teacher of the Year.   He enjoyed gardening, jazz music and the outdoors. Jack’s greatest joy in life was his family. Six week long camping trips throughout the country are fondly remembered by his children. And he always enjoyed having family reunions around the pool in his backyard. After Jack retired at the age of fifty-five, he became an avid distance runner with his wife Carolyn. Most every weekend they could be found running (and often winning) a 5k or a 10k race with the Northeast Running Club.  Jack even ran two marathons in his sixties. He will be remembered as a kind and loving man who made the world a better place.

Contributions may be made in memory of Jack to the Northeast Running Club P.O. Box 1072 Mentor, Ohio 44060 or Mayfield Church.  Cremation by DeJohn Crematory.  Celebration of Life Service in memory of Jack SATURDAY JULY 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Mayfield Church 7747 Mayfield Rd, Chesterland, 44026 where family will receive ONE HOUR PRIOR TO SERVICE. Reception to follow Service.  Arrangements by DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND.

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  1. Rene Martin-Cleek

    Hope your mom & the whole family are coping with the grief . He is home and happy with Jesus and other loved ones, which will give you comfort and peace. A full, blessed life indeed.

  2. Bruce Klotzman

    Jeff and Sally, so sorry for your loss.
    I have only good memories of my teacher back at Mayfield, the always pleasant Mr Huntsberger!
    Our thoughts are with your entire family, as his spirit lives on in all of you, and that’s a beautiful thing!

  3. Deanna Iskra Cumberland

    In 1988, I was 10 years old and will never forget our family moved in to the house on Caves Road. Mr. and Mrs. Huntsburger opened their arms to welcome us and will never forget how much they loved gardening, running, and family time around the pool.

    My heartfelt condolences to the Huntsburger family for the dear loss of Mr. Huntsburger. May he find comfort and peace, and God rest his soul. Amen

  4. So sorry to lose Jack; what a super guy!
    Marlene, Jerry & Tracy (Deceased) Tomko

  5. Elaine Steele Rosa

    I remember Mr. Huntsbuger as one of the nicest and kindest teachers I ever had. I send my sincere condolences to the Huntsburger family.

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