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Lonnie Brail, age 62, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at his residence in Jefferson OH. He was born January 11, 1955, son of Ralph and Wanda (Reynolds) Brail.

He retired from Ashtabula Area City Schools and was recently employed as a truck driver. Lonnie loved cars, visiting and meeting people, assigning them nicknames, and taking annual trips to Florida. He was easily recognized by his bib overalls and enjoyed his weekly "beer Sunday" with his cousin, Kenny.

Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Judy (Jerke), whom he married March 16, 1988; his sister; he was known as "Papa Lonnie" to Emma, Dani, Morgan, Xavier, Maggie, Ella, Harper, and Laurel; and was stepdad to Bobby (Karianne) Havlicek, Kelly (Dan) Alisesky, and Karen (Josh) Rodenck.

At his request, no services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve. Potti Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1329 Lake Avenue, Ashtabula OH www.pottifuneralhome.com is handling arrangements.
Published on July 26, 2017
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