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John Robert Kreuz, 62, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2013, at his home in Columbus, Ohio surrounded by his family. John was born on July 19, 1951, in Toledo, Ohio. He graduated from St. Francis DeSales High School in Toledo. John received his Bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of Toledo. He received his Masters' degrees in Corrections and Clinical Social Work from Xavier and The Ohio State University, respectively. John continued his post graduate studies in Theology at St. Meinrad School of Theology and The Spirituality Network of Columbus, Ohio. He worked for the Riverview School for Boys, the Ohio Department of Mental Health, and Concord Counseling Services before opening his own practice, Kreuz Clinical Services.
John was preceded in death by his father, Robert, and brother, David. He is survived by loving wife, Sharon (Horan); daughters, Julie, Emily (Bhaskar) Biswas, and Bridgette; son, James "Jimmy"; mother, Jean (Vogelbach); sister, Mary Beth Durbin; brother, Marty; along with numerous extended family.
Family will receive friends Thursday, December 26, 2013, from 4-8 p.m. at Schoedinger North Chapel, 5554 Karl Road. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, December 27, 2013, at St. Matthias Catholic Church, 1582 Ferris Road, Columbus, Ohio. Private family interment at a later date. To share a condolence or a favorite memory of John, visit
Schoedinger Funeral Home North Chapel
5554 Karl Road
Columbus, OH 43229
Published in Toledo Blade on Dec. 24, 2013