Kelly Lang Ayer
September 7, 1964 – May 7, 2019
Kelly Lang Ayer, age 54, passed away peacefully at her home with her loving husband on May 7th, 2019, after her courageous battle with Cholangiocarcinoma.
Kelly grew up in Broadview Heights and was a proud graduate of Kent State University. She touched lives wherever she went. Kelly loved mountain biking and belonged to CAMBA, a trail advocacy group. She worked tirelessly to improve the care for those suffering with Cholangiocarcinoma through the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center and she used her platform to raise money for research by organizing the Mohican 4 Life fundraiser. She was a member of the Cholangiocarcinoma support group with other warriors fighting this horrible disease.
Kelly was preceded in death by her parents Theodore and Beverliann. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Larry as well as her sister Judi (Kevin) Smith, her brothers Dr. Robert Lang and Chris Lang, nieces Ashley and Nichole, nephew Ryan, aunts Gail Lang and Sherron Herdtner, brother in laws Scott (Tina) and Brian (Lisa) Ayer, and her closest friend Lauren (Tim) Mika-Mould.
Kelly was a special gift to the world and she will be missed greatly. Her courage and grace that was evident to all who watched her live her life in the face of her disease. Her mantra, Live Each Day is something we will carry in our hearts always.
In lieu of flowers the family is accepting memorial gifts in Kelly’s name to establish a park bench in her honor. Any additional funds will be granted by the family to support Kelly’s favorite charities. The family would like to thank all of her friends in the community for their loving support and help in fighting her disease.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 12524 Chillicothe Rd. (Route 306 N. of Mayfield Rd.) Chesterland. www.gattozziandson.com.