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John “Birdie” Brcak

2190c0d2-a5a6-4a44-bbae-e1be671fd06d.jpgxJohn “Birdie” Brcak, 72, Kirtland, passed away Nov. 15, 2015, at his home.

Born Jan. 31, 1943, in Cleveland, he had lived in Cleveland before moving to Lake County 67 years ago.

He was the loving brother of Nancy Brcak of Trumansburg, N.Y.; brother-in-law of Stan Seltzer of Trumansburg, N.Y.; and cousin of John Lisy of Cleveland Heights, Jeannie Lisy of Bothell, Wash., Jim Lisy of San Francisco, Calif., Georgie Sundberg of Burton, Joe Brcak of Hambden, Frank Brcak of Bay Village, Karen Carnahan of Bainbridge and Linda Gottlieb of Orange County, Calif.

Family received friends from 3-7 p.m. Nov. 25 at McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home, 38001 Euclid Ave., Willoughby, where a prayer service was conducted at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 25.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in his name to The Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center, c/o The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, P.O. Box 931517, Cleveland, OH 44101-8713 (online at or The Kirtland Booster Club, c/o Kirtland High School, 9150 Chillicothe Road, Kirtland, OH 44094.

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