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John "Pat" Pernus, 77, a longtime Concord Twp. resident, passed away July 22, 2018 at Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born March 17, 1941 in Cleveland.

Pat worked at Lincoln Electric for 37 years, retiring as a Master Scheduler for all the automatic and semiautomatic welding machines.
Known as the local "tax man", Pat was the founder and owner of Confidential Tax Service where he provided personalized tax preparation services for many friends and family members for 35 years. He was inducted into the Eastlake North High School Athletics Hall of Fame and he attended The Ohio State University where he played football under Woody Hayes. Pat was a former football, basketball, baseball and softball coach for his children, as well as a Scout Master. He was an active member of the American Slovenian Club in Fairport Harbor and the Knights of Columbus. Pat was a proud Papa and the biggest fan of his four children and nine grandchildren in both sports and life. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching the Buckeyes, Cavaliers, Indians and even the Browns.

Survivors are his wife of 55 years, Sharon (Krnjeu) Pernus; children, Doug (Sue), Greg (Amy), Kimm (Neil) Leininger, and Russell; grandchildren, Jarrett, Nolan, Brady, Cooper, Dustyn, Brendan, Darby, Raegann, and Amara; aunt, Olga Loewe, and his step brother, Jack "Bill" (Joanne) Nagel. He is also survived by many other loving family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Frances Pernus; infant sister, Arlene; aunt, Millie Pernus; uncle, Ernie Loewe; his step mother, Margaret Pernus; and many other family members.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Monday, July 30, 2018 at the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060. A funeral mass in memory of Pat will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, 9925 Johnnycake Ridge Rd., Concord Twp., OH 44060. Inurnment will be held at All Souls Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests honoring Pat's memory, by donating to United Way Services of Geauga County, where his daughter Kimm, serves as the executive director. Address: 209 Center Street, Unit H, Chardon, OH 44024
Please offer condolences at www.brunners.com.