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Louis Jacob Amer

LOUIS JACOB AMER, aged 93 years, beloved husband for 40 years to the late Mary Catherine (nee Quinlivan), dear father of Michael (wife Kim), Ellen, Kathleen and Kevin (wife Trace), loving grandfather of Nathaniel and Lily, devoted son of the late Alphonsus J. and Helen (nee Young), cherished brother of the late Helen Seib (husband Karl), Mary Jo Brownfield (husband Robert), Thomas (wife Jean), Barbara Walter (husband James) and Alphonsus (wife Mary Ellen surviving), fond uncle and great-uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Amer was a graduate of Ohio State University, a veteran of the United States Navy, and a long-time resident of Chesterland. He was an accomplished artist with many shows throughout N.E. Ohio, was a patented inventor, and was actively involved in local theater productions.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Lou suggested to Brain Injury Association of Ohio, PO Box 21325, Columbus, Ohio 43221 or to St. Anselm Parish, 12969 Chillicothe Rd, Chesterland, OH 44026. Relatives and friends are requested to meet for the Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 at St. Anselm Catholic Church (Chesterland) at 11 AM. Burial with Military Honors at a later date in All Souls Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute and celebrate the life of Lou at THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND, 12811 CHILLICOTHE RD. (Rt. 306, just South of Mayfield Rd.) TUESDAY 4-8 PM.

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  1. Sending love and condolences. Bruce and Nora Handler

  2. Condolences to all of the family and friends. I hope you have a lot of great memories of him.

  3. So sorry to hear this about our wonderful Uncle. He lived an exemplary life and will be missed by all who loved him.
    Glad you kids all have each other. It’s a consolation and a lifelong gift.
    Love, Sandy

  4. Patsy Tannenbaum :

    Dear Amer Family, We are all so sorry to hear of Lou’s passing. He was a great man and will be missed.Please give each other a hug from us, wish we could be with you at this difficult time. Love and prayers. The Tannenbaum Family

  5. Mary Mar Darmody :

    I’m so sorry for your loss Katy, Michael, Ellen, and Kevin. I really enjoyed talking to your dad and receiving his artistic greeting cards every holiday. He had a long and fruitful life.
    Love from Mary Mar

  6. Charlene (Smith) and Ron DeLucia :

    I had the pleasure of having the Amer family as neighbors in the 1950’s. I grew up with the kids and always enjoyed playing at their warm and friendly house. My parents enjoyed many happy times with the Amers in the Gates Mills Players. Even after I grew up moved away, I always cherished the artistic Christmas cards created by Mr. Amer, which he designed and sent every year. He was kind, loving, intelligent, witty, so artistic and will truly be missed. I Wish Ron and I could be there to honor him now. Godspeed to your heavenly reward, dear Mr. Amer. You lived SUCH a good life!! God’s blessings to his family! Love, Charlene (Smith) and Ron DeLucia

  7. I first met Lou when I joined the Gates Mills Players and liked him immediately because of his soft-spoken and easy manner. He welcomed me to the group and we had many good laughs. Talent exemplified by his artwork, which we discovered we shared. I will miss his Christmas cards. I did a card to send just to him. I asked how I did and he said, “It was a nice try”. He was a friend that will be missed.

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