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Howard Van Schoor, Jr., age 92, most cherished father to Nancy (Mike) Ptak, died Sunday, July 15th at Heartland of Mentor after a long illness. Dear brother-in-law to Jackie Blecher of Walnut Creek, CA and Evelyn Bauknecht of Northfield, OH. Step-grandfather to Austin, Preston, and Taylor. Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, Elsie (Blecher) Van Schoor, who died in October of 2017, and his parents Howard Van Schoor, Sr. and Clara (Gehrke) Van Schoor. Papa Van Schoor was loved by his extended Ptak and Williams families. He was a WWII veteran in the army's 63rd Infantry Division and enjoyed big band music, golfing, traveling, musical theater, eating out, and visiting with friends and family.

A Funeral Service will be held 8pm, Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060. The family will receive friends from 5:30pm until the time of the service, Thursday at the funeral home. A private burial in Western Reserve Memorial Gardens, Chesterland will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lake Humane Society 7564-E Tyler Boulevard Mentor, Ohio 44060

Offer condolences at www.brunners.com