Warren John "Red" Jevnikar

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“My condolences on losing your father, David. You were always a good son. I remember Mr. J as being very distinguished with his full head of white...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Phyllis Miller

“Dear David, Laura and Beth, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. David, thank you for calling Mom and Dad - Aunt Jane and Uncle Red...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Betsy Frazier Roper - Simsbury, CT

“I grew up with Beth and spent time at her home. I always admired her parents and both did a fabulous job of raising their children. I do remember ...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Ilanthe Woods-Marino - Youngwood, PA

“Growing up next to the Jevnikar’s on South St. was such a wonderful time in my life. It brings back so many fond memories that are impossible to...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Jay K. Brindo; Sr. - Chardon, OH

“That is the perfect picture!!! That's how I remember him best. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. Many Blessings in the...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Janice Black - Burton, OH

“I'll miss you Uncle Red. I always enjoyed spending time with you. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Marc F. Burr - Chardon, OH


Waren John "RED" Jevnkiar, Age 88, of Chardon, died Saturday December 15, 2012 at the Residence of Chardon. Warren graduated from Euclid Shore High School, Class of 1943. He then served in the Pacific Theatre, US Navy, during WWII. After the war, he attended Kent State University, graduating in 1948.

He worked for the former Bestone in Chardon, managed the former Geauga Theatre and the Hazelwood Drive In, and retired as a self employed manufacturer's representative. He was a member of St. Luke Episcopal Church in Chardon and the Euclid Rotary Club. He was inducted into the Euclid Sports "Hall of Fame" in 1996.

"Red" and his wife, Jane, enjoyed boating and fishing, especially the annual trips to Rapid Seven in Canada. His voice could be heard helping John Brindo calling "Ham, Ham, Ham" for the Chardon Fire Department during the Maple Festival and assisting with their fall clambakes. He was a avid fan of Chardon High School sports. During the 1960's, he helped the boosters club in securing new football stands and building a new concession stand.

Survivors include daughters, Laura (Jeremy) Welsh of Annapolis, MD and Beth (John) Wilson of Oakmont, PA; son David W. Jevnikar of Chardon; Grandchildren Emily Welsh, Lauren and Alexander Wilson.

Warren was preceded in death by his wife, Janette (Nee: Brinkman) whom he married at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Cleveland Hts., on November 22, 1947, and his parents John and Phyllis (Nee: Clapham) Jevnikar.

Visitation will be on Thur., Dec 27, from 4-7pm, with a Memorial Service at 7pm, at the Burr Funeral Home, 116 South St. (On Rt. 44, 500' south of Rt. 6/Chardon Square) Chardon. Interment will be in Chardon Municipal Cemetery.

Donations are suggested to the Chardon Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 838, Chardon, OH 44024 or to St. Luke Episcopal Church, 11519 Wilson Mills Road, Chardon, OH 44024

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