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Mr. Edward James Mitroff

Obituary for Mr. Edward James Mitroff

January 12, 1932 - March 6, 2018
Avon Lake, Ohio | Age 86


Edward James Mitroff, 86 of Avon Lake, formerly of Amherst, passed away Monday, March 6, 2018 at Maplewood Senior Living in Cuyahoga Falls. Edward was born January 12, 1932 in Lorain and had lived in Avon Lake for 52 years.

Edward was a graduate of Lorain High School. He continued his education by earning a Bachelor's Degree at Miami University (OH), where he was a student athlete (baseball), and a Master's degree from Kent State University. Upon graduation from Miami, Ed was drafted into the Army during the Korean War.

Ed was a secondary school teacher, a guidance counselor, a coach and a junior high school principal in the North Ridgeville and Sheffield Lake School Systems. In 1965 he accepted the position of Assistant Superintendent for Avon Lake City Schools, holding that position until he was promoted to superintendent in 1982. Edward retired in 1985. He then moved to the position of Personnel Director at Lorain County's Murray Ridge Center where he held that position for 15 years.

Ed enjoyed golfing, but what he enjoyed most was being his grandchildren's biggest fan. He never missed an event and supported them in all their endeavors.

Edward is survived by son Ken Mitroff (Darlene) of Kent, grandchildren Christian (Kara), K.J. (Yendra), Clare (Bryan), Angela (Chris), Andy and Allison and great grandchildren Anna, Jack, Sam, Charlie, Zion, Yara, Elliott and William. Other survivors include his sister Ginger Kalizewski of Avon Lake. Edward is preceded in death in 2015, by his wife of 62 years, Martha Jane (Dover). He is also preceded in death by daughter Debbie Tencza, parents Nick and Elizabeth (Kavaletz) Mitroff and brother, Donald Mitroff.

Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 163 Avon-Belden Rd., Avon Lake, Sunday, March 11, from 2:00-4:00pm. A memorial service will follow at the funeral home at 4:00pm. Interment will be private at Ridge Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to Maplewood Senior Living at Cuyahoga Falls, 190 West Bath Rd., Cuyahoga Falls 44223. 440-933-3202

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163 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012
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