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Chris Andrew Kerechanin

Chris Kerechanin, beloved husband of 38 years to Cathy Kerechanin, father of six and grandfather of three, passed away from cancer at his home in Greenville, South Carolina, July 21, at the age of 63. Chris was born Nov. 25, 1952, in Barberton. Family was everything to him and his friends were family too. He thrived outdoors, hiking, camping, traveling, fixing things, problem solving and making people laugh. He attended Barberton High School and graduated from Akron University. He worked at Michelin for 39 years as an aircraft tire designer. As a devout Catholic, he was a parishioner of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. He is survived by his sons, Andrew (Katie) Kerechanin and Adam Kerechanin and daughters, Carrie (Paul) Jobson, Natalie (Jamie) Monts, Karen Kerechanin, and Carlie Kerechanin and grandchildren, Allison, Hannah and Luke Jobson. Additionally, he is survived by his brothers Chuck and Chad and sisters, Sue, Karen and Mari. Chris was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Virginia. A mass will be Thursday, July 28, 10 a.m., at St. Anthony’s, followed by a luncheon. Donations may be made to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church 307 Gower St. Greenville, SC 29611 or the Cleveland Hope Lodge 11432 Mayfield Rd. Cleveland, OH 44106. Share your fond memories of Chris at


  1. Sister Catherine on July 30, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Have very fond memories of your family all n a row at the 8am Sunday masses. It was obvious that Chris and Cathy had worked together to build a very strong faith-filled legacy. My prayers and sympathy are with you.

  2. Tracy Vargo on July 27, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Cousin Chris will be missed. All of our love.

    Tracy Flickinger Vargo and family
    Mike Flickinger

  3. Frank and Darlene Toth on July 27, 2016 at 10:36 am

    While staying at Hope Lodge, Cleveland Ohio
    we met Chris and Cathy there and became friends instantly.
    Chris was such a sweet man and was determined
    to get well for his precious wife and family.
    Chris RIP you will be missed.
    Love Frank & Darlene

  4. Sue Leffler on July 27, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Cathy and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. It’s been a long time, but I always admired the wonderful family that you and Chris put together. Chris was a wonderful man, husband and father. He will surely be missed.

  5. Terry LaBelle on July 26, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    I worked with Chris at Goodrich in Akron, he was a very nice person and a joy to work with.
    I offer my condolences to his family, he was very well liked.

  6. Sharon Kerechanin on July 26, 2016 at 1:10 am

    Cathy and Family,
    I’m very sorry for your loss, your Husband/Daddy/Advisor/Friend was just the sweetest, kindest, smartest man ever
    Remember your lovely memories
    Love, Sharon Kerechanin

  7. Seth and Beth Kerechanin on July 25, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Sorry for your loss. It’s sad to see the Barberton Kerechanins go. I pray you all find peace in the wonderful memories you have. Love from Columbus, OH. Seth, Beth, George and Henry Kerechanin.

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