Elwood James Lauck

Nov. 1, 1948 – June 26, 2020


Elwood James Lauck, 71, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, passed away Friday.

He was born in Findlay, Ohio, son of the late Harold and Loretta Lauck.

He is survived by his loving wife, Patty Lauck; daughter, April (Ryan) Freeman; stepsons: Jason Ritchey, Jamie (Robin) Ritchey and Jeremy (Stacy) Ritchey; sister, Marlene Hughes; brother, Dale (Susan) Lauck; sisters-in-law, Donna (Sam) Margucci and Bonnie (John) Bizzarri; brother-in-law, Ron (Denise) Douglas; grandchildren, Hailey, Alyssa, Jonathan, Aodhan, Christy, Penny, Roscoe and Andrew; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Elwood was preceded in death by his first wife, Debra Lauck; mother-in-law, Betty Douglas; brother-in-law, Everett Hughes; and grandson, Joshua Ritchey.

Elwood attended Lorain Community College before joining the U.S. Air Force and serving in Vietnam. He spent his career at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., retiring after over 40 years of service. In his free time, Elwood was a train enthusiast.

He had an elaborate train set at his home and always enjoyed watching the trains travel through the Cuyahoga Valley. He enjoyed traveling to the beach and Arizona. He was a kind, gentle person who will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Funeral services are entrusted to Newcomer Funeral Home in Akron, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Summa.

To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.NewcomerAkron.com.