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Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home

703 East Main Street, Ravenna, OH

OBITUARY

Ford W. Brunner

December 4, 1944September 30, 2019
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Ford W. Brunner, age 74, passed away on September 30, 2019. He was born in Akron, OH on December 4, 1944, to Ford and Eileen Brunner.

The eldest of their five children, Ford graduated from Western Reserve Academy, attended Wesleyan University in CT and graduated from the University of Akron. It was there that he was named an All-American athlete for his outstanding athleticism as the goalkeeper for their soccer team. In 1983, he received the honor of being inducted into The University of Akron’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

He and his wife celebrated their 50th anniversary this past June. They were grateful for the opportunity to reflect on a shared lifetime of their many blessings of family, friends, and faith. A member of the United Presbyterian Church on Hudson Dr. in Cuyahoga Falls, he used his lovely baritone voice to faithfully sing in their Cathedral Choir. Ford was an ardent Indians fan, crossword enthusiast, high school varsity soccer coach, and driver of many road trips.

A retiree from Yellow Freight System, Ford was a loving, generous husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He is survived by his wife Beth, sons Jonathan (Christine), Jeffrey (Jennifer), grandchildren Zach, Whit, Elizabeth, Ella, Zoe, and Evelyn, his brother Jim (Dianne) and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the United Presbyterian Church, 2819 Hudson Dr. Cuyahoga Falls, OH on Monday, October 7. 2019 at 10:00am. Memorial services with Pastor Karen Stunkel officiating will follow at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be forwarded to their church’s Memorial Fund at the above address.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Memorial Service Monday, October 7, 2019

Memories

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Tom and Debbie Wyszynski

October 6, 2019

Beth,

So sorry for your family's loss. Ford was a great guy. Have not seen you two in years but both of you left a mark with us.

We pray for strength for your family during this difficult time.

Tom and Debbie Wyszynski

Mary Schneider

October 5, 2019

Beth, so sorry to hear this news. I will always remember his warm smile and eager willingness to help or answer questions when I needed help navigating the Presbyterian House. Prayers for comfort and peace are sent your way. Take care of yourselves.

Mary Schneider

Pat Youtz

October 5, 2019

Prayers and love to you Beth and family.

Marie & Don Vincent

October 4, 2019

Dear Beth and Family,
We are very sad to learn of Ford's passing. Althought we have not had contact in quite a while we always thought you folks, especially at Christmas when we used yo get those wonderful letters. We will keep all of you in our prayers as you go through this extreamly difficult time.

Marie & Don

Kathy (Gump) Ireland

October 3, 2019

Dear Beth,
So sorry to hear of your loss, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Love,
Kathy (Gump) Ireland

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Biography

Ford W. Brunner, age 74, passed away on September 30, 2019. He was born in Akron, OH on December 4, 1944, to Ford and Eileen Brunner.

The eldest of their five children, Ford graduated from Western Reserve Academy, attended Wesleyan University in CT and graduated from the University of Akron. It was there that he was named an All-American athlete for his outstanding athleticism as the goalkeeper for their soccer team. In 1983, he received the honor of being inducted into The University of Akron’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

He and his wife celebrated their 50th anniversary this past June. They were grateful for the opportunity to reflect on a shared lifetime of their many blessings of family, friends, and faith. A member of the United Presbyterian Church on Hudson Dr. in Cuyahoga Falls, he used his lovely baritone voice to faithfully sing in their Cathedral Choir. Ford was an ardent Indians fan, crossword enthusiast, high school varsity soccer coach, and driver of many road trips.

A retiree from Yellow Freight System, Ford was a loving, generous husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He is survived by his wife Beth, sons Jonathan (Christine), Jeffrey (Jennifer), grandchildren Zach, Whit, Elizabeth, Ella, Zoe, and Evelyn, his brother Jim (Dianne) and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the United Presbyterian Church, 2819 Hudson Dr. Cuyahoga Falls, OH on Monday, October 7. 2019 at 10:00am. Memorial services with Pastor Karen Stunkel officiating will follow at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be forwarded to their church’s Memorial Fund at the above address.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com.