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Michael Lewis Rear

April 8, 1982 - February 19, 2016
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Burr Funeral Home & Cremation Service
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Phil & Norma Johnson
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Burr Funeral Home
116 South Street
Chardon, Ohio 44024
440-285-2182 | Map
Wednesday 2/24, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Burr Funeral Home
116 South Street
Chardon, Ohio 44024
440-285-2182 | Map
Wednesday 2/24, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service
The Church of St. Mary-Chardon
401 North Street
Chardon, OH 44024
Thursday 2/25, 10:00 am

Age 33, of Hambden Twp., died suddenly Friday, February 19, 2016. Born April 8, 1982 in Claridon Twp., to Blake and Joyce (nee: Lewis) Rear, he was a lifelong Chardon Area resident. Michael was a 2000 graduate of Chardon High School and a 2004 graduate of The Ohio State University. He was a Project CoordinatorContinue Reading

Phil & Norma Johnson left a message on February 26, 2016:
So sorry to hear of your loss we can't imagine what you must be going through.
Betsy Griffin left a message on February 26, 2016:
So sorry for the loss of your son. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Please don't hesitate to let me know if there is anything I can do at this time.
Vicki Toth left a message on February 26, 2016:
So very sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts.
Mike Rosier left a message on February 26, 2016:
Played golf with Mike at a guys weekend golf tournament in Fort Wayne. A kind and fun fellow. The kind of guy I would have liked my daughter to meet. The world will miss him. I will miss him but will always remember his laugh and smile. My heart goes out to his friends and family. A case of the good dying young. God Bless.
Mary Mohr left a message on February 24, 2016:
Michael was a bright spot of our group. I loved hearing his experience, strength and hope. He will be very missed. I am so sorry for your loss. We will all be praying for him.
Jim Owen left a message on February 24, 2016:
I new him for many years while he worked for Giant Eagle and as a distributor. Seeing him was always the best part of that day. He always had a big smile on his face and I walked away feeling better and usually laughing. My prayers go out to the family and all his close friends.
Jessie Payne left a message on February 24, 2016:
I'm sorry for your loss. Michael will be missed by all in group. He brought a lot of good advice and a listening to ear to everyone.
Lisa Kaye Price left a message on February 24, 2016:
May you find peace in the memories, and the love so many have for Michael.
Carrie Burke left a message on February 23, 2016:
I worked with Mike at Giant Eagle. I was very fond of him, he was such a decent person. He always spoke well of his parents and that touched me. Friendly, and genuine. We talked a lot....politics, and religion, and shared some personal stories and thoughts that touched me as well. He's the age of my own kids, I can't imagine your pain at this time. I am so terribly sorry. Keeping you in prayer.
Ashley Sayher left a message on February 22, 2016:
I was in a few of Mrs. Rear's classes at CHS and she always talked about Mike. Although I don't know him personally, everyone in Chardon, past or present, has some sort of bond to one another. He will truly be missed. Bless his family
Melissa Thompon and David Mzik left a message on February 22, 2016:
I don't mike but I now he will be missed and we are sorry for you loss
Melissa Thompon and David Mzik left a message on February 22, 2016:
Joyce and family we are for you loss of your son
Melissa Thompon and David Mzik left a message on February 22, 2016:
Joyce and Blake and family David and I would like to say we are very sorry to hear about your loss.David and I were in your class and you had us as student when were at Chardon.
John Park left a message on February 22, 2016:
Joyce & Blake, Gail and are praying for you during this time. Mike was always a smiler....coaching him in pee wee football was so fun. He was a blessing to so many. We are so sorry for your lose. Our deepest sympathy, John & Gail Park
Ed Rumburg left a message on February 22, 2016:
Our condolences. Mike Would always wave as we passed each other on our road. He was very nice.
Ed Rumburg left a message on February 22, 2016:
Our condolences. Mike would always wave when we would pass each other on our road. he was very nice.
Ed Brice left a message on February 22, 2016:
Blake & Joyce, My condolences. Mike was a good 'kid.' When I was Mike's baseball coach, I remember him & Blake stopping by our place to get our son Mike's catcher's glove so he could practice being a catcher. He was also a good umpire later on. So sad. Ed
Victor Y. Matthews left a message on February 22, 2016:
Blake, Please know that the folks of NAMI Geauga County extend the deepest sympathy and hold you and family in our thoughts and prayers
Virginia (Boehnlein) William shank left a message on February 22, 2016:
Our hearts are breaking for all of Michaels family, it is impossible to know how to deal with the death of a son , or brother or nephew , I have known Blake and Hugh since high school..please know our deepest sympathy is with all of you
Kristin & Tommy left a message on February 22, 2016:
So sorry for your loss. Mike will be missed by many. Prayers for your family.
Patty Fannin left a message on February 22, 2016:
Dear Joyce, Blake and David. I am so very sorry for your loss. I never had the pleasure of meeting Michael but my sister Ann and Bob of course spoke of him and his loving kind heart often. My heart aches for all of you.
Stephanie Swain left a message on February 21, 2016:
Dear Joyce, Blake and David, I sent my deepest sympathy and will keep you in my prayers. Peace and Love to you!
Chris & John Steigerwald left a message on February 21, 2016:
We feel great sadness and compassion for your overwhelming loss and grief. Know that you are in our hearts and prayers.
Robert & Diann Phillips left a message on February 21, 2016:
Blake, Joyce, and David you are in our thoughts and prayers. Remember to look at all those pictures you took with your heart. It's those heart pictures and your treasured memories of Michael that will bring you peace, strength, and comfort. One of my favorite heart pictures are all those of Michael announcing the Chardon Middle School football games as a 7th and 8th grader. Those memories make me smile. I wish for your family whatever it is that you need the most at this time.
Connie and Keith Eldridge left a message on February 21, 2016:
Joyce, Blake, and David, Although we were not close to Michael, we felt the need to express our deepest sympathies to each of you. Michael always greeted us with his respectful, Mr. and Mrs. Eldridge and always had a hug and a handshake to share with his huge smile. We can't be there to share a hug in person, but please know that a part of our hearts breaks for all of you. Prayers to each of you and peace for Michael!!!
Jenn Coleman left a message on February 21, 2016:
14 years of friendship wasn't enough... you will continue in my thoughts and will be shared in stories to come. My friend, you are missed.
Mary Tvergyak Kerchelich left a message on February 21, 2016:
What a great loss, not only to the Geauga County Maple Festival, but to the community. Mike will be missed very much. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sue and Don Bagley left a message on February 21, 2016:
We were so sad to hear of the passing of your son, Michael. We know a light had gone out of your lives. Please accept our condolences. Our arms are wrapped around you in love. We are out of town or we would have been there in person. Peace.
Bob Havrilla left a message on February 21, 2016:
I'm deeply saddened to learn of Michael's passing. He was a member of our high school football crew, hard working and dedicated but most importantly my friend. We shared many conversations, laughs and political discussions every weekend during football. I will treasure the time I had the pleasure of knowing MICHAEL (your son). You will be in my families prayers and may God Bless!
Rebecca Niksick left a message on February 21, 2016:
My deepest sympathy to the Rear Family at this time.
Liz Woods left a message on February 21, 2016:
Mr. and Mrs. Rear: We've only met a couple of times at Hope and Troy's but you were so proud of family and full of love, that I wanted to tell you how incredibly sorry I am. There are not words but know you are in my heart. Love, Liz Woods
Bonnie Keaton left a message on February 21, 2016:
Mr and Mrs Rear and family. Michael worked for me at Giant Eagle in Columbus when he went to Ohio State. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
AJ Starkey left a message on February 21, 2016:
Joyce and Blake, I am so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to you and the family. AJ Starkey
Ron and Kim Blair left a message on February 21, 2016:
What a great kind and caring guy! You will be missed Michael Rear!❤️
The Staff at Gates Mills Place left a message on February 21, 2016:
All of our thoughts and prayers are with your family in your time of sorrow. He was a very kind man and will be truly missed!
Ed and Diane Ryder left a message on February 21, 2016:
Blake, Joyce, and David....our hearts are broken. Michael was an exceptional young man with a warm personality and a bright future. He was so proud of his parents, especially when you, Blake, took office as county commissioner. He always amazed us that he enjoyed wearing the elephant costume at every parade. We ache for you. Our prayers are with you, now and always.
Diane Robbinson left a message on February 21, 2016:
My sincerest condolences. May the love of God, your family and friends provide comfort for you.
Lisa D'Angelo left a message on February 21, 2016:
Rest easy Michael
Jen Metenyi left a message on February 21, 2016:
The sweetest and most amazing friend a person could have. So many cherished memories. Thankful to have had him in my life!
Nick Malise left a message on February 21, 2016:
There exist no words for the loss of my best friend. Although it is my fault we grew apart, Michael was always the bestfriend anyone could ever wanted. Too many GREAT memories exist that it is impossible to even fathom that he is no longer here. Mr. and Mrs. Rear, I am so so saddened. I will miss my best friend and your son and he will forever stay in my heart. Nick
Don Hatchard left a message on February 21, 2016:
What a tremendous loss to our association of officials and the entire community. Mile was a tremendous official and a wonderful man. May God rest his soul.
Bonnie Clemson left a message on February 21, 2016:
Dear Joyce, Blake and David, we are very sorry for Your loss. Treasure your memories and please know we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Michael
Natalie Richley & Family left a message on February 20, 2016:
Michael you will be greatly missed. Your smile and laugh will be a memory that will forever be held in our hearts. Gone too soon but never forgotten!
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