John E. Metzger

May 30, 1945 — June 17, 2022

John E. Metzger

John E. Metzger, age 77, passed away June 17, 2022. John was a devoted husband to his wife, Karen (nee Kozak) of 53 years; a wonderful father to Deana (Tom) and Doreen (Tim); loving grandfather to Danielle, Devin, Justin, and Jonathan; son of Elmer and Helen (both deceased); brother of Patricia, Robert, and Teresa (deceased); uncle and friend to many.

John was the proud and successful owner of D & D Custom Windows for 25 years, naming the company after his two daughters. He proudly represented the Army for two years while serving as a Military Police Officer in Vietnam. John devoted his retirement years to Veteran recognition. He was also awarded Citizen of the Month from the City of Parma. He enjoyed going on cruises, fishing, sports, gardening, casino trips, collecting shells in Naples, and making lasting memories with his grandchildren. John was always ready to lend a helping hand to others and share a story through his gift of gab. John always said, "When you see a Veteran, always thank them for their service." He was just an amazing man, eager to make friends and please everyone!

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the caring and compassionate staff at Southwest Residential Hospice, 18659 Drake Road, Strongsville, OH 44136.

Funeral Mass at 10am on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 6750 State Rd., Parma, OH 44134. Meet at church. Burial with Army Military Honors at 10:30am on Friday, June 24, 2022, at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Rd., Seville, OH 44273. Family to receive friends from 4-8pm on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 Ridge Rd., Parma, OH 44129.

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Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

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

Busch Funeral Home, Parma

7501 Ridge Road, Parma, OH 44129

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Mass

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

6750 State Road, Parma, OH 44134

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Graveside Service

Friday, June 24, 2022

10:30 - 10:45am (Eastern time)

Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery

10175 Rawiga Road, Seville, OH 44273

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