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Edwin R. "Bud" Wilkerson

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Edwin R. (Bud) Wilkerson, age 72, passed away on Aug. 30, 2014, at Lake West hospital in Willoughby.
Bud was born on April 27, 1942, and a lifetime Painesville resident.
He attended Harvey High School and retired as a Machinist after 31 years with Kennametal Corp.
Edwin was a member of Moose Lodge 490, American Legion Post 336, and V.F.W. Post 2595 all of Painesville. He was a collector of Looney Tunes with "TAZ" as his favorite; he also collected knives, eagles, wolves and many other artifacts. He especially loved riding his motorcycle with his wife.
Bud is survived by his wife, Juliette (Savela) Wilkerson, whom he married on June 10, 1995; his children,
Melissa (William) Baliker, Annie Wilkerson, Julie (Bill) Card, Dawn Golding, Ronald R. (Shay) Lantz, Jr.; son-in-law, Dan Chervanak; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Don (Gwen March) Wilkerson, Barbara (Jim) Trisket; aunts, Mary Bancroft and Eleanor Latshaw; several nieces and nephews; along with many friends. He is also survived by his pets, his dog, Jake; parrot, Claire; and fish, Miles.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Rebecca Chervanak; parents, Clair E. and Annie E. (Lohr) Wilkerson; sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Phillip Cleavenger; very good friends, Doug Tarbil and Lloyd Morris.
Funeral services will be at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, at Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Home, 667 Mentor Ave. Painesville where friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday.
Contributions in Edwin's memory may be made to the Seideman Cancer Center.

Published in www.News-Herald.com on Sept. 1, 2014
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