Jeffrey S. Creamer
MAUMEE: Jeffrey S. Creamer, age 62, passed away after a brief illness on March 9, 2014. He was born on December 6, 1951 to Robert Creamer and Margaret Stahl in Mansfield, Ohio.
Jeff attended St. Peter's Elementary School and Vermilion High School and graduated in 1969. After having some great adventures with his friends (including his much-recounted trip of hitch-hiking across America to end up in Mexico), he attended the University of Dayton and received his law degree from Case Western. He spent most of his legal career as a partner with Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick in Toledo.
He cultivated an extensive interest in history throughout his life. Every year he would try to attend the Civil War Show in Mansfield only missing it when it conflicted with the Anthony Wayne Art Show when his daughters' work was on display. He found time to collect Civil War artifacts and to help others to trace their heritage back to Civil War veterans, specifically those of the Ohio 20th and102nd infantry units in which his ancestors served. He was also a trustee of the Monclova Historical Foundation in its early years.
Jeff enjoyed many pastimes, but will be most fondly remembered by his girls as a loving father who taught them how to shoot, cook, and camp. He loved the yearly autumn camping trips near Mansfield with his daughters. Travel with his wife and kids made up some of his fondest memories and was the subject of thousands of photos he took over his lifetime. Jeff had friends from all walks of life, and tried not to let distance or circumstances get in his way of maintaining old friendships. He was generous man to everyone he met and had a way of making you feel interesting and important, no matter what your age or status. Jeff had a knack of not judging anyone.
He will be sadly missed by his wife, Aleta; his daughters, Petra and Aurora; his mother, Margaret Doner, and his sister and brother, Chris and Bob Creamer; as well as, locally, his niece Cindy Finley; nephew Todd Creamer; and grandniece and nephew Zoe and Zachary Finley; as well as many other relatives.
A memorial service will take place in Mansfield, Ohio, on Saturday, March 15, 10:00 a.m., at St. Peter's Church, followed by internment at the family plot in Mansfield Cemetery.
The family suggests that memorial contributions in Jeff's name be made to the Monclova Historical Foundation or the American Civil War Museum of Ohio. Please view and sign our online "guest registry" at CoyleFuneralHome.com
Published in the News Journal from Mar. 12 to Mar. 14, 2014