Notes for Jon Russell Cooley (1936-2020)

Submitted by michael_95073
Note added Mon Sep 7 15:44:02 2020

Obituary for Jon Russell Cooley
May 14, 1936 - August 10, 2020
Avon Lake, Ohio | Age 84

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather

Jon Russell Cooley, died August 10, 2020, 84 years old. Russ was preceded by parents Lauren Russell Cooley and Rhea Cooley (nee Statton), sisters Katie Smylie and Jo Ellen Baucke and son Richard Statton Cooley. Russ is survived by his wife of 63 years, Nancy Lynn Cooley (nee Wells), sister Caryl Fullman, sons Jon Christian Cooley (Beth), David Franklin Cooley (Mary), grandchildren Megan Watson (Jason), David (Kara), Morgan, Katie, Adam, Grace, Emanwella, Dahana, and great grandchildren Alexandra and Samuel. Russ graduated from IIT and began his career with Interstate Bakeries, rising from the executive training program to running operations and opening new markets over 23 years. He later worked for Hough Bakeries as Executive Vice President, negotiating the successful rollout of their products to the largest retail chains in the region. He performed similar work for Nickles Bakery after Hough was sold through the early 2000s. Russ had a deep abiding love for God and had a gentle spirit with all he met. He volunteered for numerous roles with Orchard Church and Bible Study Fellowship and quietly and often anonymously helped others in ways both large and small. To be in Russ Cooley's presence was to enjoy the peaceful love he exuded. Memorial contributions may be forwarded to Young Life, P.O. Box 520, Colorado Springs, CO 80901 or Ebenezer Glenn Orphanage, 1726 Gun Club Road, Caro, MI 48723. Services for Russ will be held at Orchard Church, 7191 Mackenzie Road, Olmsted Twp. on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 11:30 am. Guests uncomfortable with indoor activity may participate via broadcast to the church parking lot on radio. Friends may call the Busch Funeral Home, 21369 Center Road, Fairview Park, on Sunday, August 16, 2020 from 2-6pm. (440) 333-9774.