Kenneth Azar

Kenneth J. Azar age 84 , of Akron, Ohio a beloved father, grandfather, great- Grandfather, brother and son entered into rest peacefully April 3, 2012

Ken was a Lt. in the U.S. Airforce during the Korean war. He was a graduate of The Univ. of Akron earning a Bachelor's degree in teaching where he worked for the Akron Board of Education for several years. He eventually branched out into the business world where he was a successful businessman and Real Estate Broker.

Kenneth loved working out, especially playing handball with his buddies at the Downtown YMCA. He loved his family, life, cooking and his vacations to Naples, Florida.

He is survived by children Denise Benko (Charles), Lisa Yerian (Lane), Michelle Francisco(Ronald) David Azar, Erika Azar Houska,and Christian Azar.

He was the loving husband and friend of Margaret Azar. dearst brother to Joyce Simon (John) and loving grandpapa and gramps to many grandchildren and great grand children who will miss him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his grandson Landon Azar Franciso and brother Floyd Azar.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April.6 11am at the St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church 3204 Ridgewood Rd Akron, Ohio 44333 where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Rev. Father Louis Mahshie officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Catavolos Funeral Home 3653 W. Market Street Fairlawn Ohio Thursday 4-8pm

Interment Rose Hill Burial Park.

In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial contributions may be made to St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church Building Fund.

Online tributes and condolences may be viewed and expressed at


  • Visitation Thursday, April 5, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 6, 2012

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Paula Capocefalo and Rob Outhouse

April 28, 2012

To the entire Azar family,
As many of you may know, we spent many memorable hours with our friend Kenny. Our time together in Naples will always be in our hearts. We laughed together, cried together, went to Walmart at late hours, found good and bad restaurants together, walked the beach together, swam together, sat on the beach together quietly and had some of the most wonderful home made meals together. We will never view a Naples sunset the same way and will always remember our companion watching with us. To all of you, we know you all loved him. We loved him too. We considered him not only a wonderful and dear friend but also part of our family.

April 26, 2012

So sorry to learn of his passing.
We are starting a Lebanese club in Naples, Fl and he was one of the ones that I wanted to attend our first meeting.
My sincere sympathy to everyone in his beautiful family,
Kim Azar

Etta Rowan

April 11, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Lori and Tom Caskey

April 9, 2012

Charlie and Denise,

Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your father-in-law and father. You are in my heart and prayers.

Cyndi Morris

April 6, 2012

I know we have lost a true gentlemen in all ways. He had so much love for life and people. He was a man of his word. He told you what he thought but always with grace. We spend a lot of time together at Papa Joes, Dontinos, Italian Festival just so many memories with us. My two sons Chase and Connor loved him and respected him so much. We were so blessed to have known him and loved him. Ken was a very special man and he will be truly missed by so many friends. Thank you Ken Azar for sharing your life and teaching us all the things you did. Rest in Peace Our Friend.
We will keep the Azar family in our prayers.
Love Cyndi, Chase and Connor Morris

April 6, 2012

Azar &Simon Families, We were sorry to hear of Kens passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Dave & Mary Pilversack

April 6, 2012

Kenny made me the gift of being my friend. He was an excellent friend and I will miss him.
Bill O'Connor

terry boyd

April 5, 2012

my thoughts and prayers go out to you all and your family .im want of his renters from akron.sorry to her bad your dad from the boyd family in akron

Jerilynn Ferguson

April 5, 2012

I remember "Kenny" when my mother, Ramona, was a realtor with Gillespie Pilcher. He was a kind, warm hearted, fun-loving man with a great smile. Now he will continue to be joyful in his days in heaven.

Connie Genevish

April 5, 2012

To the Azar Family,

I remember Mr. Azar when I worked at the McDonald's on East Exchange Street (where the new stadium now sits). He was a kind, gentle man who always had a smile on his face. Please accept my deepest sympathy.