SHEFFIELD LAKE - John D. Urbin, 67 of Sheffield Lake formerly of Westlake and Avon Lake, passed away, unexpectedly, Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at St. John Medical Center, Westlake. He was born September 5, 1945 in Cleveland.
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John was a graduate of Lakewood High School with the chosen profession as a truck driver, a job he truly enjoyed when he worked for ECK Cartidge. He was a proud Vietnam Army Veteran. He was a member of American Legion Post 211, Avon Lake and loved his participation in the Avon Lake Baptist Church Softball League, where he was a pitcher. He also enjoyed being with family and friends.
John was the best friend and loving husband for 18 years of Lisa M. (nee Chec). He is also survived by his daughter HM1 Melissa Burke, US Navy of Florida and son William Burke (Erika) of Streetsboro. He was the proud "Papa" of Alex and Dylan and enjoyed the role of "papa" to many others. He is also survived by siblings Robert M. II of Lumberton, N.C., Daniel, Richard (Maryann), Barbara, Vincent (Evelyn) all of Avon Lake and Leon (Janice) of Amherst. He was the brother-in-law of Joan Sinkovch (Larry) of Pulaski, PA and the loving uncle and great uncle of many. John is preceded in death by his parents Robert M. and Mabel J. (nee Snider) and sister Virginia.
Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 163 Avon-Belden Rd., Avon Lake Sunday, July 14 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. All services Monday, July 15 at Sunset Chapel, 6265 Columbia Rd. North Olmsted at 11:00 a.m. The family suggests memorial contributions to American Legion Post 211, 31972 Walker Rd., Avon Lake 44012 and would also like to thank the caring staff of the Cleveland VA Medical Center and St. John Medical Center. www.buschcares.com 440-933-3202
Published in The Morning Journal on July 12, 2013
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