In Memory

Gary Maznik

Gary Maznik

Gary R. Maznik, age 68, of Roaming Shores, died Friday, March 23, 2018. 
He was born February 7, 1950 in Cleveland; graduated from Eastlake North High School in 1968 and married Katherine Strube on February 28, 1970 in Willowick, OH. He was a decorated Vietnam Veteran that served in the US Army. Gary worked for many years as a professional hairdresser and salon owner, and also was an innovator and inventor of patented hair products. He enjoyed fishing, vacationing and woodworking.
Gary is survived by his wife of 48 years, Kathy; daughter Kimberly (Stephan) Hoover; son Mark (Nicolle Jeric); grandchildren, Katharine and Megan Hoover and Bailey Bowers; his mother-in-law, LaVerne Strube; brothers-in-law, John Strube (Teena) and Richard Stamp; sisters-in-law, Nancy Strube and Pat Maznik; and many beloved nieces and nephews.  
He was preceded in death by his parents Steve and Helen Maznik; siblings Stephen Maznik, Bonnie Bahry; father-in-law, John Strube; brother-in-law, Bill Strube; and sister-in-law, Lorrelle Stamp.  
Gary also leaves behind his beloved companion cat, Oreo. 
A memorial service will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Union Cemetery, Rock Creek, OH, where military honors will be presented.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, (AFSP), 120 Wall Street, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10005 or Disabled American Veterans (, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. 
The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St. Madison is assisting his family.
Friends may leave condolences online at

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03/23/18 09:50 PM #1    

Jeffrey Frischkorn

Wayne is absolutely correct.. Gary was a class act.. We all shall miss him...

03/24/18 09:52 AM #2    

Norman Hillstrom

Maz, A friend since 1964 at Willowick Jr High. Thank YOU for your friendship. Thoughts and Prayes to Kathy and your family.


03/24/18 01:14 PM #3    

Troy Juresko

I'm lost for words.  I was trully excited about seeing Gary and talking with him and sharing the events in our lifes.  He was a friend and will be remembered by many.


03/24/18 02:17 PM #4    

Pamela J Babione

I shared a few classes with Gary and he was always a nice guy,  I'm sad to hear of his Passing.  I know he will be missed by his family and all his friends.  He was a hero who served his country proudly.  My thoughts and prayers go to his family and may he rest in peace.

03/24/18 04:47 PM #5    

Donald Ostrowski

I am totally shocked! I was in auto mechanics. He tried to teach me pole vaulting in junior high. Will remember him forever.

03/25/18 01:00 PM #6    

Kathy Lukehart (Cadiou)

Oh my goodness, i am so sad to hear of Gary's passing   :-(

Gary had a GREAT sense of humor and was always fun to have around in our cosmetology class.

He had a beautiful smile and an awesome personality.

My prayers go out to his wife, Kathy and their family   ....

03/27/18 11:14 AM #7    

Sandy Rock (Kopasz)

I am so very sad about Gary’s passing. I became friends with him in 3rd or 4th grade . My husband Al and I have enjoyed our reconnect through Facebook with Kathy and Gary. We will both miss his kindness, humor, and friendship. Knowing you are in the hands of God now and free of pain. Thank You Gary for your service and sacrifice in Vietnam 🇺🇸

03/31/18 08:26 PM #8    

Jeffrey Frischkorn

A great kid and classmate, and a great American.. Thank you for your service, Gary...

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