John H. Wakeman

July 30, 1945April 29, 2021
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John Herbert Wakeman, age 75, of Cleveland, Ohio passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2021. John was born July 30, 1945.

Dearly beloved husband of Sandra (nee Bock) former husband of the late Theresa (nee Melaragno), loving father of Cheryl Berry (nee Ezzo), Robin Greene, Terri Wild, Kevin Bock, Jacquelyn (nee Wakeman) (Nicholas) Solomon, Annabella May, Nichole (nee Wakeman) (Brandon) Morrison, John May, and Joachim (Jilayne) May, dearest grandpa of 29, and great granddad of 7, and dear friend of many.

Family will receive friends Monday, May 3, 2021, from 4-8 PM at CRACIUN BERRY FUNERAL HOME 7200 Detroit Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44102.

RESTRICTED VISITATION AND SERVICES - FOLLOWING STATE SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES Everyone attending Visitation and Funeral Services are required to wear a mask and social distance themselves from others.

Committal Services Tuesday 11 AM at Greenlawn Union Cemetery 880 SR-39 Perrysville, Ohio 44864

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Wakeman family.


  • Visitation

    Monday, May 3, 2021

  • Graveside Service (Meet at Cemetery)

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021


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Ashley Ezzo

May 4, 2021


You will always be in our hearts and we will miss you so much. I wish I could give u a hug 1 more time. I hope you are resting peacefully and dancing with the angels.

Love always,
Ashley, Kaiden and Kalihanna

Sandra Wakeman

May 4, 2021

We have had so many memories throughout the years and have been there for each other in so many ways . It was hard to see you struggle I know you loved life and family and friends . I will miss you beyond words.You have been a great up standing man in my life.

George Young

May 4, 2021

John, my good neighbor and friend and a kind man, rest in peace--you've earned it

Sandra Bock wakeman

May 4, 2021

We have shared so much of our lives together always being there for each other in so many ways . I will miss not having you here to share our entire family milestones with me . you have always been a real important part of my life . A real gentleman at heart. Thank for being such a great father figure to my kids taking time to teach and talk and guide when you could .

Robin Greene

May 4, 2021

I will always appreciate you being such a loving kind hearted wonderful male figure in my life . You have been such a great example of unconditional love . You have always been encouraging and motivating to me . I know that I could always count on you for anything at anytime whether it be a conversation or emergency, like checking plumbing when I changed the kitchen faucet myself and panicked that I may messed it up you came with no hesitation to check it and knowing that you would always be a call away and would willingly figure a situation out with love and respect not judgment has given me comfort throughout all these many years you gave this willingly never making anyone feel like you were to busy . I Have watched you work and strive to be a good caretaker of your whole family no matter how extended they may be . I admire the man you are and know you are so happy to be in heaven with Jesus . I love you and will miss you . Thank you for being there for me and Shon and our kids

Jeff Sargent

May 4, 2021

I met John at New Hope church in perrysville Ohio. He was a good freind. Ill always remember how helpful he was. I ran into a couple projects at my house that were way over my head. He came along side me and together we got through them. I couldn't have done them alone. I loved it when he brought a new rifle down and we target practiced. Just being with him or talking on the phone was always up lifting. He always had a good story to tell. A lot of times they would help with a situation you were dealing with. Can't wait to see you again John.

Shayla Shannon

May 3, 2021

I will always appreciate the stories and advice you would share. Also your consistency to be there for whoever needed a helping hand! I will never forget playing in your back yard and picking berries off those trees, or the fishing trip we took where it rained forever!

Melanie Farrell

May 3, 2021

Such a kind and loving man always smiling. Keith really enjoyed talking to him. May he Rest In Peace and watch down on us.

Neal Farrell

May 3, 2021

Sorry to hear of his passing. We know he loved to fish. Saw him on the banks of rocky river. He will be fishing with the greatest fisherman of them all. Jesus. God bless. Neal, Marie,

Missy-cheryl Berry

May 3, 2021

I know this is my second one, but we all have so many memories we could be here a life time...💖
My memories of dad was never being selfish. No matter if it's rain or shine, you call dad he came running. Even up to a year ago when he no longer could..
I was the only child for 10yrs so I had a head start on the spoiling
Dad would sneak me in the pool hall, cuz I was to young to get in.. I would sit and watch dad n his friends play. Picked up a few
I remember a few yrs ago I hussled on the table once and lost. I was so scared to come home n tell dad..(at 40).lol. But I told him n he shook his head...😄😄 He says what did I teach u after all those yrs..
Dad use to teach me to fish. Work on cars.
Learn to pick up some interesting words (if u know what I mean) in the process.
So when my brothers Joachim n John came I was
When I was little I would catch the bus to go see dad at work. Dad would take us on the roof of his job to see the airshow. And sometimes the roof of our house.
Dad always wanted to share things with us. Tell us funny stories. Call us in the house to rub his back... And we all loved dad nap times on the couch, because it became payday for us. All his change would fall
Dad loved hunting. And when I was young he loved his dogs. He had German sheppards n beagles.
But my favorite memory is dad loving life. Loving us kids, grandbabies, n great grandbabies. He was proud of you all. And I know cuz he told me...💖💖😍😍
Dad, you will always be in our heart n I'm sure alot of our conversations from the days, n years to come.
I miss you so deeply. I broke into a millions of pieces when I got that call 4/29. But I know your happy. You can breath fresh air. Walking n dancing in the sky. No more pain. No more pain...
Until we meet again dad. 💖💖💖💖💖💖