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John Hart

March 22, 1950 — June 17, 2022

John Hart

John R. Hart, 71, of Elyria, formerly of Avon Lake, Ohio passed away Friday, June 17, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. He was born February 22, 1951 in Fairview Park, Ohio to parents John and Beverly (nee Chandiona) Hart.

John was a musician from the very beginning, both a singer and drummer, he taught himself to play drums at age three in his mom's kitchen. During his school years in Avon Lake he was a member of The Sounds of Now. They would play together in his home while his mom was at work and many of the neighborhood kids would come listen. John was later a member of Magic, Marvin Gardens, and then the well-known Cleveland band, Euclid Beach Band and sang vocals on their hit "There's No Surf in Cleveland." During his career he toured with Frankie Avalon, Natalie Cole, and Neil Giraldo. Most recently John could be seen locally with Don't Ask Band and at the Dogg House in Avon Lake most Thursday evening for their open jam sessions.

Throughout the years music was John's passion and filled his soul. He also worked at MTD, Inc. for about ten years and with Lorain County Auditor's for ten years. He was a jokester who could make everyone laugh. John was an avid Cleveland Browns fan and Indians fan. He enjoyed life, loved everyone and everyone loved him.

John is survived by his loving partner and his angel Connie Kokoski; son John Hart; granddaughter Jordan; siblings Cindy Gumina, Robin (Don) Johnson, Erin Acevedo (Bill Scott), Molly Hart; beloved dog Lisa; step-children Michelle Adams and Jeremy Frye; step-grandchildren Haley, Claudia, Lexie; step-great granddaughter; numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, and sister Wendy Wilcox.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 from 4:00 - 8:00 pm at Busch Funeral Home 163 Avon Belden Rd, Avon Lake, OH 44012. 440.933.3202

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

4:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Busch Funeral Home, Avon Lake

163 Avon Belden Road, Avon Lake, OH 44012

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