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Layne Kendig, Sr.

LAYNE E. KENDIG SR. age 80, beloved husband for 49 years of the late Darling (nee Vadakin); loving father of Layne E. Jr. (wife Marybeth), Kurt P. (wife Shirlee), and Michelle Stufflebeam (husband Brice) of New Plymouth, OH; devoted grandfather of Ashley Burtscher (husband Michael), Alexa Krumpak (husband Matthew), and Brandon, Corey (wife Saissy), Colin, Tim, Allison, and Reggie Kendig, Cole and Erik Stufflebeam and great-grandfather of Julian Burtscher and Rowyn Kendig; cherished son of the late Edward and Edna (nee Hale); dearest brother-in-law of Bill and Donna Vadakin of Aurora; dear uncle and great-uncle of many.

Layne was born on July 14, 1938 in York Pennsylvania and passed away on July 28, 2018. He was a resident of Willoughby Hills for 26 years, previously Wickliffe for 30 years. Layne was also a proud member of the Whiskey Painters of America and the Ohio Water Color Society. He greatly enjoyed photography and creating art in his free time. Layne also enjoyed spending time outdoors gardening as well as traveling and vacationing with his wife. He loved attending art festivals but most importantly spending time with his family. Layne always looked forward to the holidays with his grandchildren and entertaining others. He was a loving Christian man dedicated to his family and friends. When he was able, he attended Prince of Peace Church in Mentor. Layne will be dearly missed by all.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Layne to Hospice of the Western Reserve 17876 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44110.

Cremation by DeJohn Crematory. Celebration of Life Service Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 12 NOON at THE FUNERAL HOME. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Layne at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) FRIDAY 5-7 PM and SATURDAY 11 AM to 12 Noon.


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  1. Lisa Walunis DuPerow :

    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember spending time at your house and your dad (and mom) were always so warm and welcoming. God’s peace be with all of you.

  2. Karen Hannan-DeWalt :

    He was a nice man! The efforts that he made in his life are reflected in the nice children that he raised. So sorry for your loss Layne, Kurt, & Michelle.
    —Karen and David DeWalt

  3. Mike McMichael :

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  4. Mike Casadonte :

    So sorry for your loss Layne, Kurt and Michelle.

  5. Kurt, it sounds like your father was a great man. So sorry for your loss. May he be at Peace.

  6. Phil Petruccelli :

    Kurt and Layne Jr. Kendig Families;
    Sorry for your loss of your father.
    Wishing you peace in this moment of sorrow.

  7. Phil & Jacki Zaleski, Prince of Peace :

    Our deepest sympathy for your loss
    We hold you in our prayers


    I am so very sorry for your loss. I have one of his paintings hanging in my home bakery. I have always cherished it. May you find comfort in the precious memories you have.

  9. Brandon York :

    I have never met Layne but I do have the privilege of working with his son Kurt. Kurt is a very thoughtful and kind gentleman, so I would say that his dad raised a great son. My prayers and thoughts go out to the entire family! God is in control

  10. Brandon York :

    I may have not know Mr.Kendig, but Kurt is my supervisor at work and he is an excellent individual. So that tells me that he was raised by a great father. Kurt, my prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family during this rough time. Just remember that God is in control and is by your side always.

  11. Patti & Rick Polburn :

    Layne was always very generous in his support of Royal Family Kids and Little Light Learning Center with the donation of his beautiful artwork. A kind and gentle man, he will be sorely missed and long remembered.

  12. I’m sorry for your lose. May you look back and remember the joyous times.

  13. John Dorsky, MD :

    I am so sorry to hear that the world has lost such a wonderful person. I had the good fortune to help care for Layne for many years. He taught me so much about perseverance, warmth, caring and beauty. I am so fortunate that many of his paintings adorn the walls of my home. I will always cherish his memory and our friendship.

  14. My condolences to you and your family. He clearly led a wonderful life.

  15. Ed & Mary Kavick :

    We were very sorry to hear of your loss. We always enjoyed seeing and talking with your Father when we visited the Palmers on Grand Blvd.

  16. Valerie Vassel :

    For many years I took painting lessons from your Dad. Layne’s classes were so much fun! His enthusiasm was contagious and his fresh ideas spurred us on. The painting party at your parents house was something I will always remember. Your Mom and Dad were such gracious hosts.
    Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  17. Ron Richards :

    Sorry for your loss. Uncle Layne was always so kind and gracious to us. I apologize for missing his service, I am just catching up on newspapers. My brother Ray was in hospital from last Thursday through yesterday. Unexpectedly discovered a brain tumor and had surgery on Tuesday. Prognosis good. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers
    Ron and Amy Richards

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