LINK, Jeffrey A.

LINK, Jeffrey A.

Jeffrey A. “Jeff” LINK, Age 60. Beloved husband of Brenda (nee Hendrichs). Dearest father of Dr. Justin (Kara). Expecting grandfather. Loving son of Evelyn and the late Norbert Link. Dear brother of Charles (Elisabeth), Doris Lukie (John), Linda Kickham (John), Carolyn Keck (Lewis, deceased), and twin sister Jennifer Cole (Al).  Dear uncle and friend to many. US Air Force Veteran. 

We will miss your smile, the twinkle in your eye when you told a joke, and your love for family and friends. 

Mass of Christian Burial, Monday, June 4, at 10:00 AM at St. Thomas More Church. Interment, Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation Sunday, 2-6 at THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD., PARMA (between Snow and Ridge).

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  1. Jennifer Link Cole on June 1st, 2012 2:37 pm

    My dear sweet twin brother Jeffrey. I will miss you forever but so at peace knowing you are with dad, grandpa and grandma Humphrey, Brenda’s mom who you have already met in heaven and all your relatives who have led the way for you.

    I know you will watch over us all and especially your soon to be granddaughter. She will hear such special stories about you and will know you as the most caring husband, dad, son, brother, God father, and friend to many.

    Enjoy the freedom you so much deserved.

    Love you and please let dad know we miss and love him!

    Love you so much ‘womb mate”. Now rest in HIS peace.

    Jennifer (GeeGee)

  2. Charles & Elsabeth Link on June 1st, 2012 3:21 pm

    Dear brother Jeffrey, He has called you to make heaven an even more enjoyable place to be… We are grateful that your temporal journey is complete although your absence will always sadden us. Still, you’ve given us many wonderful memories that will warm our hearts and brighten our days forever. And you have given us an extraordinary lesson in meeting unfair adversity with incredible grace and humor. Our hearts go out to your family and we stand ready always to help in any way we can.

  3. Felicia Griggs on June 1st, 2012 3:28 pm

    Dear Uncle Jeff, you were such a blessing to us all. You thought us how to love, laugh, and enjoy life. The world lost a little bit of magic when you passed, but Heaven gained one of the most fun loving and sweetest souls we had on earth. I remember just like it was yesterday, sitting on my grandma’s living room floor with you playing “cashier” with my new fake money set for hours. You hardly find grown men who will play with little kids for hours, but you were always there for all of your nieces, nephews, great niece, and great nephews. You will be missed dearly. I am looking forward to the day we meet again, healthy, happy, and full of life! I love you all the way to heaven and back to your heart. <3

  4. Carolyn Keck on June 1st, 2012 5:25 pm

    Jeff… what a life beautifully lived. When I think about my brothers life, I go way back to when we were children. He was 2 yrs. younger than me. Jeff was always so full of fun and full of life. I remember once when our parents were gone on vacation, Jeff’s scout buddies came over and one evening decided to play tag or have a water fight, can’t remember what it was, but these high school boys were running all over the place, dropping from the balcony, and climbing in and out of windows. As someone climbed out the half bath window, they pulled the toilet paper holder out of the wall. No problem says Jeff, I’ll just fix it. He had to put the holder in a different place, decided to paint the bathroom avacodo green and gave me the task of buying new towels etc. for it. When Mom and Dad came home, we all acted like we wanted to surprise them with a newly decorated room. It flew until Dad noticed the toilet paper roller was put somewhere else on the wall. This is just one of many stories about Jeff. (ask any of us, we have a lot more) He was always having fun, always there to help others, always the most “fun” Uncle, who was nicknamed by my grandchildren as ‘Silly Uncle Jeff’. Even when his body trapped him, he still managed to be able to joke with people, tease the children, and share his beautiful smile and twinkle in his eye’s
    This was sent to me today by a friend, author unknown.

    Peace at last,
    peace at last.
    Thank God Almighty,
    peace at last.

    Death can sometimes be our friend, My Dear Sweet Brother, is complete again, he will be missed by many, forgotten by no one, and loved forever. Peace brother, Peace.

  5. Brenda Link on June 1st, 2012 10:12 pm

    There are no words that are adequate to express our love and how much we will miss you. You were a wonderful husband and father. So many of us have learned to appreciate the simple things in life – you were our role model. We have strength and joy knowing now that you are able to run, golf, fish, bowl, laugh and talk with Dad, Grandpa, Grandma and finally get to met my Mom. Bless you honey….thank you for all the wonderful years we shared together. Love is eternal…..Brenda

  6. Doris Lukie on June 2nd, 2012 12:22 am

    Brenda, thank you for taking such good care of your husband, our brother. Thank you for loving him and making his life complete. I watched you these last weeks and knew how much you were hurting and yet how strong you were. I know in my heart that Jeff is finally at peace and he is free of the body that failed him so badly. It makes it just slightly easier to take that he isn’t suffering any more though still, he will be so badly missed. Please know that John and I love you and you are forever our sister.

  7. Ken Galaida on June 2nd, 2012 10:02 am

    It is with sadness in my heart that I offer my condolences to the family. Jeff was truly one of “the good guys” in life and will be missed.
    I worked with Jeff back in the olden days at U.P.S.. I have been retired for 10 years now.
    I just met Jeff at Giant Eagle a month or so ago and we did a 5 or 10 min. catch up. So young, and full of life and pride for his family.
    You all are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.
    Ken

  8. Barbara and Joseph Carik on June 2nd, 2012 10:38 am

    Our dear friend Brenda. Our sincere and deepest condolences.to you and your family. Jeff was the sweetest and kindest soul; a wonderful man who will be missed. May Jeff rest in peace.

  9. Peggy White on June 2nd, 2012 12:11 pm

    Dear Brenda & Justin,

    Our hearts go out to you both on the passing of Jeff. I will always remember his outgoing personality, and you (Brenda) and Jeff trying to teach me with all your great patience how to golf. What a blast we had together. I am sure your hearts are filled with great memories that will stay close with you until you all meet again. May he be at peace and loved forever. With heart felt sympathy,… Mike and Peggy White

  10. William Toth on June 2nd, 2012 12:14 pm

    Jeff,
    Your life is a testament to live, love and laugh. You were a gift to your family, a loving husband to Brenda, a role model for your son Justin, and a friend among friends.
    In your life were 5 special friends that will miss you terribly but recognize the wonderfully bigger than life love that we were fortunate to share.
    Brenda and Justin, we love you and will keep you in our prayers, hearts and life.
    Bill & Marci Toth

  11. Jolene Chadwick on June 2nd, 2012 2:05 pm

    Brenda, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I pray for inner strength, peace and grace as you walk through this next season without Jeff by your side. Blessings to you my friend… Jolene

  12. Andy Hogle on June 2nd, 2012 3:15 pm

    We will meet again someday, and share yet another day in the field.
    The memories made with you, Justin, and Matt are some of the fondest I have.

    Andy

  13. John and Diane Thoman (Kara Link's Mom and Dad) on June 2nd, 2012 7:51 pm

    We only knew Jeff for few short years. But, during that time it was obvious that he was loved and cared for very deeply by his family and friends. In spite of his limitations, Jeff always had a smile on his face and a mischievous sparkle in his eyes. You never knew what joke might come out next. And, he just loved being kissed on the cheek. We’re so glad that he was able to attend your and Kara’s wedding. I’m sure that was a bright day in his life.

    Brenda, you were an amazing wife and devoted caregiver. You spent your life trying to find a cure for Jeff, and woe to those nurses and doctors who didn’t do their jobs well. You worked hard to give Jeff every opportunity to get well. It was clear that he was the love of your life.

    Justin, we know how much your dad meant to you. You showed it in so many ways. Your father and mother should be proud of the man and husband that you’ve become. We know that your dad will be smiling down on you, Kara and your new baby girl when she arrives in August. You and your mom are family to us and we love you. All our prayers and thought are coming your way.

  14. Joseph Coticchia on June 3rd, 2012 7:59 am

    Dear Doris, I am sorry that you lost your brother. I recognized “Link” in the obituary. You have my sympathy.(We were in grade school at St. Thomas More.) Sincerely, Joe Coticchia

  15. Judy Girard and PSH dinner group on June 3rd, 2012 10:13 am

    Dear Jennifer and Family, we are all so sorry for your loss. May your Dear Brother rest in peace. Remember all the happy times .
    that you all had together. He sure must of been a GEM if he was like his twin. Our prayers are with you all. Parma Senior High .. John and Judy and.the group.

  16. Justin Link on June 3rd, 2012 10:54 am

    Dad,
    Thank you for being my role model. Your love for life, laughter, family, friends, mom and I will never be forgotten. I am absolutely blessed to be your son. Mom and I will be OK but will miss you always. I know that you are holding your future granddaughter and telling her jokes already, just keep them clean please. You are my hero. Now go fishing and leave a few fish for me.
    Love,
    Your Son

  17. Larry & Donna Espe on June 3rd, 2012 11:10 am

    Brenda, just wanted you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Larry & Donna

  18. Donna Whitney on June 3rd, 2012 3:35 pm

    Brenda and Justin, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our hearts and prayers. I will always remember Jeff as a truly kind and caring man. God bless you all. Donna and Dave

  19. Judy Russ on June 4th, 2012 7:50 am

    Brenda and family, I am so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. Some day we hope to make sense of it all, but until then may the Lord wrap his arms around you all and send you peace. God Bless.

  20. Jim Woidke on June 4th, 2012 7:51 am

    Brenda:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Know that you and Justin are in our prayers during this difficult time. God bless.

    Jim and Clare Woidke

  21. Jeff Hepner on June 4th, 2012 8:08 am

    Brenda and Justin,

    I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I had the pleasure of meeting Jeff at various company functions when I was employed by Lake Erie Screw. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult period.

    Sincerely,

    Jeff Hepner

  22. Anne Chambers on June 4th, 2012 9:12 am

    Brenda and Justin – I am so very sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. Please know that I will keep you and yours in my thoughts and prayers. I know that you will continue to take good care of each other in Jeff’s honor.
    Anne Chambers (LES)

  23. Michael, Sharon, Jessica and Rachael Link on June 4th, 2012 9:14 am

    Uncle Jeff, we are all saddened by departure from us. We are greatful though that you are released from your earthly bonds. You were a great husband, father, friend and uncle. You have always been an inspiration to our family. Your unconditional love for your friends and family was a wonderful blessing to all who knew you. We only wish we could have spent more time with you. We miss you and love you more than we can adequately express! Aunt Brenda and Justin, your love and devotion to Uncle Jeff is nothing short of a miracle. You have our utmost love and respect, thank you both for doing everything you did for Uncle Jeff. We regret we could not come to pay our final respects but please know we are all saying good bye in our hearts.

    Love Michael, Sharon, Jessica and Rachael

    Uncle Jeff I just want to say thank you for being you! I love you and miss so much. Michael.

  24. Mark Hardy on June 4th, 2012 9:20 am

    I was saddened to hear the news today. I worked with Jeff at Kaiser for several years. Jeff always had a wit, a smile and a way of looking you in the eye that brought with it a sense of peace and calm. Brenda, Justin and Jennifer, I offer you peace and strength during this time.
    -Mark Hardy

  25. Gretchen Zierick on June 4th, 2012 9:23 am

    Brenda,
    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. If I was asked to describe you in two words, they would be “strength” and “spirit”. I hope those traits will help you through this difficult time.
    With sympathy,
    Gretchen Zierick

  26. Laurie Bettis on June 5th, 2012 5:48 am

    Brenda and Justin,
    How sad to lose someone you love so much. I pray the angels will bring you peace and many happy memories.
    My sincere sympathies,
    Laurie Bettis

  27. Ed and Judy Verock on June 5th, 2012 12:46 pm

    Brenda: We were saddened to hear of Jeff’s passing. We did not know him well, but we remember his friendliness and strength. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    With sympathy, Ed and Judy Verock

  28. Fred & Kathy on June 6th, 2012 6:56 am

    Dearest Brenda, Justin, & Kara – I didn’t read emails until today, Wednesday…We know, as you do, that Jeff is in a much better place than this Earth. Eternity – imagine what that single word means. We will live our own lives so that we may spend Eternity with our Loved ones when we pass. You are all in our prayers. We Love you,

    Kathy, Fred, Ian & Kaili

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