Zabor Funeral Home Inc.
5680 Pearl Road Parma, OH 44129,
between Snow & Ridge Road
MAGDOS, John R. “Red”

MAGDOS, John R. “Red”

John R. “Red” MAGDOS, age 85. Loving father of Dawn Marsic (Bud), Cari Magdos (Russ), Crissy Magdos (Joe) and Jon Magdos. Dear grandfather of Chantelle Krause, Christine Bianco, Michael Shymske Jr. (deceased), Aaron Shymske, Josh Magdos, Jeff Marsic, Logan Magdos, Alaina Magdos; and 4 great-grandchildren. Former spouse and companion of Vivian Corlett who lived with and took care of him until the end. Loving son of the late John and Ann (nee Pielech) and brother of Jimmy “Lefty”. 

John’s nickname was “Red” and his favorite Disney character was “Grumpy”. They embodied his personality perfectly, grumpy yet endearing. He was a strong and proud man as well who belonged to the Iron Worker’s Local 17 for over 60 years.
Red enjoyed going to estate sales and collected many things such as wooden birds, lighthouses and matchbox cars. He was a true treasure and bargain hunter. He was one of the cleanest people you’d ever meet, especially his cars. He was on retainer at the car wash for over 20 years. His cars never saw dirt and at times he would take them daily to be washed. He enjoyed going out to eat for breakfast/lunch with his buddies and they would sit for hours and bicker at one another. Red bought his first and only motorcycle at the age of 78, but didn’t keep it very long. John loved his Cleveland sports teams. He was passionate until the end about his treats. He even had to stop at Speedway on his way to dialysis and get his french vanilla coffee and two donuts.
Please help us celebrate his life with a FUNERAL MASS ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 10:00 AM AT HOLY FAMILY CHURCH, PARMA. INTERMENT OF ASHES WILL FOLLOW AT HOLY CROSS CEMETERY. 
Arrangements by The Zabor Funeral Home, Parma. To offer condolences visit www.ZaborFH.com
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  1. Only found out of his death via returned Christmas card. I grew up on the Southside idolizing him. I was contemporary with his brother, Lefty and I have written about my first 10 years on the Southside. Red taught me to ride a bicycle and always had the best girlfriends. We used to sneak in the Cleveland Browns football games and freely roamed downtown Cleveland. His mom was as kind as he was and I frequently was asked to join them for picnics, car rides and parties. We had different paths in life, but I tried to stay in touch with him. He was always honest about what the events in his life. Truly a unique friendship. He was the best!

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