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Carl M. Kercsmar, Jr.
September 27, 1928 ~ August 24, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Carl M. Kercsmar, Jr. 94, of Medina, Ohio passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 24, 2023.
Carl was born in Cleveland, Ohio on September 27, 1928 to the late Carl, Sr. and Elvira (nee Liaty) Kercsmar. He had lived in Cuyahoga County prior to moving to Liverpool Township in 1970.
Carl had worked for Ohio Bell, then AT&T, retiring in 1982. Following retirement he started and owned North Coast Hobby Supply, a toy train distribution business till the present time. Carl attended numerous model train shows across the United States and traveled to Germany to obtain model trains. He also was responsible for maintaining the toy train display at Quaker Square in Akron, Ohio. Carl was a U.S. Army veteran serving for two years during the Japan occupation after World War ll.
He was a member of a bowling league and enjoyed golfing. In addition, he was a skilled craftsman and built numerous pieces of furniture and cabinetry.
He will be greatly missed by his daughter, Carolyn Kercsmar (Robert Bast) and son, James Kercsmar, grandchildren, Benjamin (Dean Forster) and Anne Kercsmar (Casey Rubin), and brother, Ken Kercsmar.
Preceded in death by his wife, Margie Kercsmar in 2013, and sisters, Arlene, Sharon and Dorothy.
Following Carl’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private burial will be held at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Seville, Ohio.
Donation are suggested to Hospice of the Western Reserve.
The Bauer Funeral Home, Valley City, Ohio has the honor of serving the Kercsmar family.