William C. Kvet, age 73, of Chardon Township, died April 6, 2014, at Tri-Pointe Hospital, Concord, Township.
He was born February 22, 1941, in Cleveland to the late Otto and Charlotte (Eberle) Kvet, he lived in Chardon for 44 years.
Bill was a beloved Industrial Arts teacher. In addition to Bill's gift with woodworking and carpentry, he was an explorer at heart, who loved all things outdoors. He had many adventures over the years with friends and family including camping, back packing, canoeing, fishing, hunting and traveling west to the mountains. His other hobbies included fireworks, metal detecting, collecting antique padlocks, knife throwing, cracking the bullwhip, digging ponds in his back yard, riding his tractor, driving his 1965 Mustang and watching old Sci-Fi movies.
He was known for his love of chocolate and his mid-morning ice cream snacks. He was a creative, fun, gentle, husband and father and was delighted to become a grandfather towards the end of his life.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Rosalind (nee Schickel) Kvet of Chardon Township; daughter, Dr. Stacy (Ryan Krapf) Kvet of Chicago, Ill., and son Bryan Kvet of Kent; and grandson, Quinn. He also leaves his brother, Roger (Joyce) Kvet of Mayfield Heights; and his lifelong best friend, Harley Baker.
A Memorial service will be held 12 noon Thursday, April 10, at Pilgrim Christian Church, 202 S. Hambden St., (south end of Chardon Square, next to the fire station) Chardon.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall of the church.
The family requests donations to The Nature Conservancy, 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203-1606. www.nature.org or The Blackbrook Audubon Society, P.O. Box 1306, Mentor, OH 44061-1306.
Information and condolences on line at www.burrservice.com.
Burr Funeral Home
116 South Street Chardon, OH 44024
Published in www.News-Herald.com on Apr. 8, 2014