In Memory

John G. Cleckner - Class Of 1984

John G. Cleckner

John G. Cleckner, 46, passed away May 28, 2012.

He was born March 15, 1966 in Akron to Samuel and Beverly Cleckner. He worked for Northfield Retirement Village. John loved his pets, Marvin the Martian, the Pillsbury Doughboy, plants and cooking. He had a huge giving heart and many special friends.

John was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Cleckner. He is survived by his mother, Beverly Cleckner; mama, Dawn Welsh; partner, Nicholas Wallick; brother, Jim (Shannon) Cleckner; sisters, Julia Scroggins (Dave Barnes), Lisa Harper, and Kit Foster; six nieces and nephews; four great-nieces and nephews; and siblings of the heart, Brian, Tim, David, Eric, Marilyn and many many others.

Friends may call at Bacher Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Rd., on Friday, June 1, 2012 from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family in care of Jim or Mama Dawn, in memory of John. Funeral home map, directions, and the Cleckner Family condolence book are available at

Deceased Classmate: John G. Cleckner
Date Of Birth: 3-15-1966
Date Deceased: 5-28-2012
Age at Death: 46
Cause of Death: cancer
Classmate City: AKRON
Classmate State: OH
Classmate Country: USA
Was a Veteran: No
Survived By: Julia Cleckner (82), Jim Cleckner (83)

John was one of the finest individuals I had ever met. He cared for everyone, never turned away from a soul who needed help, no matter if it was emotional, physical, financial or all of the above. He was one of my best friends and he will be dreadfully missed. 

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05/30/12 11:46 AM #1    

Dawn Marsh (Welsh) (1974)

A small memorial service for John is Friday, June 1 from 5-8 p.m. at Bacher Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Rd., Akron, Ohio - Bacher is located across the street from Coventry Plaza.  There will be a friends & family gathering afterward at 679 Allyn St., Akron, 44311.  Please come and help us say goodbye to this wonderful man.

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