Ernest John Hrdlicka, age 67 of Sagamore Hills, OH passed away peacefully at home on September 11, 2018.
John was born on May 29, 1951 in Cleveland, OH. He was raised in South Euclid where he graduated from Brush High School. He worked for the American Heart Association for many years.
He enjoyed gardening, where he would grow all types of flowers and vegetables. Every year, he used his home grown tomatoes to make his very own homemade sauce. He truly had a green thumb. He was a great artist who loved making Halloween masks and props. Fall was his favorite time of the year. He was always up for an adventure, especially with his sidekick Lily. He could fix just about anything and was incredibly handy. He was very loved by many and will be forever missed.
He was the beloved life-partner to Mae Dolphin of Sagamore Hills, OH for over 30 years and is also survived by son Anthony “Tony” Hrdlicka (Candice) of Virginia Beach, VA, daughter Nicole Hrdlicka (Andrea) of Concord Twp., OH, grandchildren Anthony (Nicole), Hero, Peyton, Dillinger and Brooklynn Hrdlicka, sister Susan Hrdlicka Linke of Willowick, OH, faithful friend and housemate Barbara Nash of Sagamore Hills, OH, his dachshund Lily and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his mother Kathryn Hrdlicka of Spring, TX, father Frank Hrdlicka of Streetsboro, OH, sister Josephine Smith of South Euclid, OH and nephew Lee Sullivan of Willard, MO.
A celebration of life will be held for John at a later date.