John M. Pfaff

Burial Date:

April 24, 2017

Birth & Death Date:

April 17, 1930 - April 18, 2017

Funeral Home:

Ridge Hill Memorial Park (Directions)


Wesleyan Village - Elyria (Directions)

John M. Pfaff, 87, of Elyria passed away on Tuesday evening, April 18, 2017 at the Wesleyan Village in Elyria following a brief illness.
Mr. Pfaff was born in Lorain on April 17, 1930, son of the late John Frederick and Hazel Ola (nee Ely) Pfaff. He was 1949 graduate of Lorain High School and a veteran of the United States Army.
He is a member of Lorain Lighthouse United Methodist Church (long time member of the former Emmanuel United Methodist Church) and retired from Lorain Products Corporation as a production manager with 37 years service. He enjoyed growing roses and volunteered with the Lorain MetroParks System working on rose gardens both at Schoepfle in Birmingham and Lakeview Park Rose in Lorain. While living at the Wesleyan Village, he nurtured and enlarged the rose garden there.
Mr. Pfaff is survived by his wife of 8 years Elizabeth Glympf Pfaff, nieces/nephews Jeannine (Emmett) Tupps of Bucyrus, Tom (Kathryn) Pfaff of Lorain, Valerie (Mark) Jacobs of Westport, CN, and Jeralyn Seiling of Milk Valley, CA.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Joan (nee Seiling) Pfaff in 2007, son Glenn Pfaff in 2005, and brother Alvin Pfaff in 1997.
A graveside family service will be held Monday, April 24, 2017 at 11:00 am in the Ridge Hill Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Beth McKee, chaplain of the Wesleyan Village, officiating. Monday afternoon friends may call from 1:30 PM until the Memorial Service at 2:00 PM in the Chapel at the Wesleyan Village, 807 West Ave., Elyria.
The family suggest that memorial contributions be made to the Wesleyan Foundation for The Rose Garden, 807 West Ave., Elyria, Ohio 44035 or to the Lorain Lighthouse United Methodist Church, 3015 Meister Road, Lorain, Ohio 44053.
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