Lloyd J. McKenna

CHARDON TWP. – Lloyd J. McKenna, age 89, of Chardon Township, passed away on Dec. 25, 2021.

He was born April 22, 1932, to Lloyd James and Helen (nee Schoendorf) McKenna Sr., in Cleveland.

Lloyd married Mary Josephine Gallagher on July 2, 1955 (66 years of marriage), in Cleveland, raising their family in Cleveland Heights and Chardon.

Lloyd proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After returning home, he became a police officer for the Bratenahl Police Department, earning the position of police lieutenant. He retired from the police department in 1984.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.

Lloyd enjoyed sports and help create the North East Ohio Mini Football League. He loved watching the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians, also loved playing cards, occasional casino trips and gardening.

He was a founding member of The Eastside Irish American Club, and created the Bratenahl Police annual St. Patrick’s Day Party. He was an avid Holy Name Alumni organizer/participant.  Lastly, he was a huge dog lover, bringing home over 25 stray dogs over the years . . . of which his wife returned many.

Lloyd is survived by his wife, Mary J. McKenna, of Chardon Township; sons, Timothy (Patricia) McKenna, of Chardon Township, and Daniel (Therese) McKenna, of Munson Township; daughters, Mary Ellen (David) Warren, of Concord Township, and Karen Sweet, of Chardon;   grandchildren, Kayleen (Jimmy) Zorich, Bridgett (Steve) Pobuda, Lauren (Luke) Shealy, Daniel (Josie) McKenna, Joseph McKenna, Elaine (Chris) Franczek, Jessica Warren, Mary Sweet, Kathryn Sweet, Annie Sweet; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, John J. McKenna and Eileen Ron.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, from 9-11 a.m., at Burr Funeral Home, 116 South St., Chardon. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Mary Catholic Church, 401 North St., Chardon. Interment to follow at Larned Cemetery, Chardon Township.

The family suggest donations be made to the Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110 or www.hospicewr.org.

Arrangements made by Burr Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Chardon. Information and condolences online at www.burrservice.com.

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