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J. Ladd

March 17, 1941 ~ January 25, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

J. Ladd Obituary

J. Ladd, 82, of Findlay, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2024 at Blanchard Valley Hospital. He was born to the late Richard and Fern (Siegenthaler) Ladd on March 17, 1941, in Columbus, Ohio. He married Patricia Ann Gose on November 6, 1965 and she preceded him in death October 24, 2023.

J. is survived by his daughters; Elizabeth (Jon) Lieb and Abigail (Matthew Thomas) Ladd both of Findlay; and a brother Richard (Janet) Ladd of Columbus.  In addition to his parents and wife, J. was preceded in death by his step-father, Dale Reese. 

J. and Pat were involved with American Field Service where they gained two sons; Andrea Salvi of Italy and Alexander Wirkus of Germany.

J. proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1963-1965. J. was a hairdresser in Findlay for over 60 years.  He especially loved working in theater, whether it was on stage or doing hair, or many times, both!  J. volunteered for many years with the Fort Findlay Playhouse, the University of Findlay theater, the Findlay Light Opera Company and was a member of the University of Findlay Curtain Raisers, having served as a board member and was inducted to their Wall of Fame.

Visitation will be held for family and friends from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home, 500 Lima Avenue, Findlay, Ohio. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM, on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, with an additional hour of visitation beginning at 9:00 AM at St. Michael Catholic Church, Downtown Chapel, 617 West Main Cross Street, Findlay, Ohio. Burial will follow in St. Michael Cemetery, where full military honors will be conferred by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad.

Donations in J.'s memory may be shared with the Fort Findlay Playhouse, 300 West Sandusky St., Findlay. Online condolences may be shared with the family via www.kirkpatrickbehnke.com

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
January 30, 2024

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home
500 Lima Ave.
Findlay, OH 45840

Visitation
Wednesday
January 31, 2024

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
St. Michael the Archangel Parish Downtown Church
617 West Main Cross St.
Findlay, OH 45840

Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday
January 31, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Michael the Archangel Parish Downtown Church
617 West Main Cross St.
Findlay, OH 45840

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