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Obituary for Kenneth Lappis

January 26, 1941 - October 21, 2020
Avon Lake, Ohio | Age 79

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Friend


Kenneth M. Lappis, age 79 of Avon Lake, Ohio passed away October 21st, 2020. Ken was the devoted husband to Kathleen (nee LaVecchia) for 58 years, father to Kyle Lappis (Suzanne) and Rochelle Lappis (Joseph), and amazing grandfather and teacher to his five grandchildren: Hailey, Hillary, and Joseph Lappis and to Angela and Olivia DiBernardo. Ken was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio but graduated from North Olmsted High School. He moved his own family to Avon Lake in 1972, but he was always a proud Clevelander at heart. He loved telling stories about growing up in the city and often made trips to his favorite Cleveland establishments and neighborhoods.

Ken was happiest when travelling around the area to flea markets and auctions and searching the internet for his next treasure. He collected baseball and football cards, and boxing and burlesque memorabilia along with books on every subject. He was a lover of jazz fusion and of all types of music and spent a lot of time collecting and building model car kits.

Ken was a talented artist and craftsman. He took great pride in everything he made and every job that he did, and he taught his children to do the same. From early spring through fall, Ken could be found gardening and digging in his yard. Other residents of Avon Lake would often stop and comment on his uniquely landscaped and beautiful corner lot. He always took great pleasure in watching and feeding the birds that visited his yard.

Ken's legacy will be his strong character, integrity and his generosity. We feel so blessed and proud to be his family. Private memorial will be for family only. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to one of Ken's favorite charities: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Please visit to donate online. 440.933.3202

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Avon Lake, OH 44012
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