JOHN SUPPEL, of Solon. February 12, 1933 – February 14, 2021. Beloved husband of the late Valeria (nee Kezdi); dear father of John (Janet) Suppel, and Erika (Jay) Eredish; loving grandfather of Jennifer (Ernie) Ryan, Zachary, Emily, Ashley, Morgan, and Mitchell; cherished great grandfather of Allison and Spencer. Family will visit with friends at STEINBAUER FUNERAL HOME, 33375 Bainbridge Rd., Solon FROM 4-8 PM THURSDAY FEB. 18. Mass of Christian Burial Friday February 19, 10AM at St. Rita Church, 32820 Baldwin Rd., Solon. Interment Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.
John immigrated to the United States from Hungary in 1956. Like many of his generation, their childhood was interrupted by WWII. He lost his mother at a young age and grew up fast and hard. It is a testament to his perseverance, survival instincts and work ethic that allowed him to succeed in life. Arriving at Ellis Island with no belongings, no money and only speaking Hungarian, the Hungarian priest who processed his arrival, pointed him to Cleveland Ohio. Specifically, the Buckeye neighborhood with a large Hungarian population. It is here he met his future wife and father in-law and business partner. Together, they opened up Hungarian Home Bakery on Buckeye Rd. Through the years, he perfected his baking skills and became known as “Pek Jancsi” (Hungarian for Baker John). His recipes for pastries and bread were well known and in high demand. He was a Master Baker and a rare scratch baker. John always welcomed guests in his home and quickly prepared a platter of Kolbasz, hot peppers, beer and a shot of Slivovitz. Rest In Peace Master Baker John.