John Merrill Kimmel, age 56, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and his cherished cat, Smaug, on Sunday, June 26, 2022. Dearly beloved son of Joan (nee Broglio) and Donald Kimmel and adored brother of Elizabeth Kimmel; dearest nephew of Gerald and the late Sue Kimmel, Tony and Marilyn Broglio, Lawrence and Yoli Broglio, John Broglio and Judi Lak, Mary Kaye Kimmel–Alexander and John Alexander, Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio and the late Merrill Kimmel; close friend of Maria Mandel and Craig Wilson and their son Jace Wilson; dear cousin of many; survived by his feline companion Smaug.
John M. Kimmel was born on January 12, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois to Donald and Joan (nee Broglio) Kimmel. He lived in Mayfield Heights since 2000 and grew up in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. John enjoyed playing guitar, video games and had a love for animals and nature. He also, loved classic rock music, watching movies, and visiting Lake Chautauqua and Door County Wisconsin. John was funny, social, friendly, and had a quick wit keen sense of humor. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of John to Hospice of the Western Reserve (17876 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44110) and the Cleveland Animal Protective League (1729 Willey Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113). Relatives and friends are requested to meet for the Mass of Christian Burial Friday July 1st, 2022 at 11am at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 12601 Shaker Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio. Burial to follow at Lake View Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of John at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID, 4600 MAYFIELD RD THURSDAY 4-6 p.m. and FRIDAY MORNING at the Church 10-11am.
Charity Name: HOSPICE OF THE WESTERN RESERVE INC, THE CLEVELAND ANIMAL PROTECTIVE LEAGUE
Charity EIN: 341256377, 340714644