Edward James Arhar, 93, passed away peacefully on January 14th, 2019. He was a devout Catholic, and loving husband, father, and grandfather. Edward had a zest for life and a laugh that was contagious to all.
Edward was a Navy veteran, and a machinist by trade at National Acme in Cleveland. He was a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus, President of the Southern Club, and worked as an usher at his church when they lived in Florida for 28 years. Ed loved dancing and Polka music, and staying busy with home improvement projects and working on cars. He looked forward to yearly vacations with his family, was an avid Cleveland sports fan, and loved gardening (especially his tomatoes!).
Survivors include his wife Rosalie of 70 years (recently celebrated on January 8th); son, Joseph Arhar and daughter, Sharon (Steven) Dorrell-Ours; grandchildren, Jill (Ross) Jackson, Emily Dorrell, and Katie Ours (Colin Barrett); and great-grandchildren, Connor and Paige Jackson.
In addition to his parents, Edward is preceded in death by his siblings, Andy, Joseph, Frank, Tony, Ernest, and Julia; and grandson, Christopher.
Respects may be made to the family on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 9:00 am at St. John Vianney Church, 7575 Bellflower Road, Mentor, Ohio. A catholic mass will follow at 10:00.
For Edwards love of children please make any donations to St Jude Children’s Hospital.