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William L. Kirchner, age 83 of Tavernier, FL formerly of Euclid and Kirtland, OH, passed away April 15, 2017 at his residence. He was born July 30, 1933 in Cleveland.

He received his bachelor's degree from Miami University in Oxford, OH, where he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, ROTC and served as a volunteer fireman. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. Mr. Kirchner owned and operated Cleveland Chemical Pest Control, which has been in his family for over 100 years.

Mr. Kirchner was a member of the Euclid Jaycees and was awarded the distinction of JCI Senatorship #9676. Serving as an active member and a past president of the Ohio Pest Control Association, he was also awarded the distinction of Lifetime Membership. He was also a board member of the Friends of the Islamorada Area State Parks.

William was a member of Divine Word Catholic Church in Kirtland, OH and San Pedro Catholic Church in Tavernier, Fl. He enjoyed fishing, boating, and watching sunsets at his home in the Keys and at his family cottage on Lake Erie.

Survivors include his children William P. Kirchner, Barbara A. (Edward) Nye, Kathleen "Katie" (David) Grgetic and Timothy J. Kirchner; grandchildren Andrew (Laura) Nye, Meghan, Benjamin and James "Jimmy" Nye, Robert and Emily Grgetic; great grandson Jackson and sister Mary Maltry. He was preceded in death by his wife Eleanor "Honey" Kirchner; parents William and Lucille Kirchner and sisters Jean Schroeder and Margaret Middleton.

Funeral mass will be held 10 AM Friday April 21, 2017 at Divine Word Catholic Church, 8100 Eagle Rd., Kirtland, OH 44094.

The family will receive friends 2-4 & 6-8 PM Thursday at the church.

In addition, a memorial mass will be held at San Pedro Catholic Church, 89500 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, FL. on May 27 at 12:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Florida Keys, 92001 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, FL 33070 or to the Friends of the Islamorada Area State Parks, P.O. Box 236, Islamorada, FL 33036.

Arrangements entrusted to Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH.

Offer condolences at www.brunners.com.