August J. Cesen Jr., 91, passed away March 14, 2013, at Hamlet Assisted Living in Chagrin Falls.
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Born in Cleveland, he was a 40-year resident of Highland Heights before moving to Chagrin Falls five years ago.
Mr. Cesen was a World War II Army veteran. He was a saxophonist in the U.S. Army band and later played with local polka bands in the Cleveland area. He was a member of the Musicians Local union.
He had been employed as a machinist.
Survivors are his wife, Elsie (nee Petrich); sons, Dennis (Susan) and Bruce (Cindy); grandchildren, Pamella Alley (USAF), Scott (Leslie) and Diana Cesen; and sister, Daniella Avsec.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at The Zevnik-Cosic Funeral Home, 28890 Chardon Road, Willoughby Hills. Burial will be at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Township.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Published in www.News-Herald.com from Mar. 17 to Mar. 18, 2013