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James F. Pechac - 1948-2004

Submitted by Grant Perks

James F. Pechac
June 11, 2004
Funeral services for James F. Pechac, 56, of Beachwood, will be 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home, 38001 Euclid Ave., in Willoughby.

Mr. Pechac died July 8, 2004, at his residence.

Born May 8, 1948, in Cleveland, he lived in Middleburg Heights before moving to Beachwood five years ago.

He was a 1966 graduate of Eastlake North High School, and a 1971 graduate of Cleveland State University with a degree in business administration. Mr. Pechac was a member of the United States Chess Federation, (U.S.C.F), where he also served as vice president of finance, the Ohio Chess Association, (O.C.A.), the German-American Club in Cleveland, P.T. Cruiser Club, and Sportsman Club. In his leisure time, he was an avid golfer and loved to play chess.

Mr. Pechac was a certified financial auditor and internal auditor. He was employed at the Cleveland Clinic for the past 10 years. He formerly worked for Eaton Corporation and White Consolidated in Cleveland.

Survivors are his stepmother, Dorothy M. Pechac of Henderson, Nev.; brothers, Thomas (Sheila) Pechac of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Steven (Cindi) Pechac of Deerfield, Fla.; stepsister, Linda (Robert) Fleming of Mentor-on-the-Lake; stepbrother, George "Bud" (Caryn) Mueller of Eastlake; nieces and nephews, Lisa (Charles) Sutton of Painesville, Dawn (Robert) Lillard of Columbia, S.C., George (Heather) Mueller of Mentor; Carrie (Chris) Strack of Eastlake, Denise Shamrowicz of Strongsville, Robert (Jen) Fleming III, of Westlake, David Fleming of Mentor-on-the-Lake, Danielle Pechac of Deerfield, Fla., and Brittany Pechac of Deerfield; and many great-nieces and nephews.

His parents, Frank and Helen Pechac, are deceased.

Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

The family suggests contributions be made in his name to the American Cancer Society.