August S. "Bud" Pecnik, Jr.

April 4, 1947 ~ April 30, 2022 (age 75)


AUGUST S. “BUD” PECNIK JR., age 75; beloved husband of

Helena (nee Nastasi); loving father of Renne Caress (Teal);

devoted grandfather of Helena August; loving son of Gus and

Audrey (nee McLafferty) (both deceased); dear brother of

June Flint (Bob). Throughout his life, Bud enjoyed a wide variety

of interests.  In his younger years he became a certified SCUBA diver and

served in the U.S. Navy. 

As an accomplished ice skater, Bud became a hockey coach. 

His love for coaching and hockey led him to thrive as a coach for Euclid Youth

Hockey for 10 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed riding around in his convertible

with the top down, usually to the lake.  He loved living and being near Lake Erie

and often could be seen walking along its shores collecting beach glass.

Professionally, Bud served as Bailiff under Judge Niccum in the

Euclid Court System for many years.  Always a man of vast political knowledge and love for

history, he served as Committee Chairman for the Republican Party. 

Bud was social, outgoing and a gifted storyteller.  He had a special talent for making new friends

in any situation. Ever honest, he was a man who rooted for the underdog and always eager

to help anyone in need.

 An avid lover of animals and nature, Bud rescued many cats and dogs throughout his life

and even fed the squirrels daily. Any animal fortunate to be rescued by Bud was sure to enjoy

a life equal to paradise. Above all, Bud will always be remembered by all who knew him as a man

of unequivocal loyalty to his family and friends. Honest and dependable, his love and commitment to

family were his number one priority.  Since her birth, the shining star of

Bud’s life was his two-year-old granddaughter, Helena.  

Bud was a content man, one who did not require a lot to keep him happy.  To honor Bud’s life,

love your family deeply, coach a child to learn something new, rescue a pet, embrace nature or

volunteer your time, as he has always done.

Relatives and Friends are invited to gather for Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 am Saturday May 21,

at St. John Vianney Church 7575 Bellflower Rd., Mentor; Interment will be private.






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Mass of Christian Burial
May 21, 2022

9:30 AM
St. John Vianney Church
7575 Bellflower Rd.
Mentor, OH 44060

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