Michael Pekar

Obituary of Michael R. Pekar

CUYAHOGA FALLS - Michael R. Pekar, 68, died March 11, 2020. Born in Akron, he was a longtime Cuyahoga Falls resident and owner of Pekar Music Company. Mike’s love of music began with playing guitar at the age of nine. From playing in small regional rock and roll bands, to eventually one that opened for acts such as Joan Jett and Peter Frampton, his love of music grew and ultimately led him home. Here he taught students, sold and repaired instruments and built a reputation of knowledge, customer service and convenience. Mike also enjoyed traveling to Colorado to fly fish with his friend Steve. Preceded in death by his parents Richard and Jean Pekar, he is survived by his sister and brother-in-law Phyllis and Tom Gager; niece Kelly (Todd) Heinl; nephew Dan (Angela) Gager, and great-nephews Nate and Ryan Gager. Mike’s family would like to thank the ICU Department and the 5th floor nurses at Akron General for their wonderful care and compassion, and also Dan Capriola, Mike’s longtime friend, for helping with the business. Friends are invited to Redmon Funeral Home for visitation Monday 5 to 8 PM, where Pastor Jim Case will conduct service Tuesday 11 AM. Burial Chestnut Hill. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Project Healing Waters, www.projecthealingwaters.org, or the Humane Society of Summit County, www.summithumane.org.


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, March 16, 2020
Redmon Funeral Home
3633 Darrow Road
Stow, Ohio, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Redmon Funeral Home
3633 Darrow Road
Stow, Ohio, United States


Chestnut Hill Memorial Park
2613 Sackett Avenue
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, United States
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