- February 21, 2022
Brian Roy Mahoney Palfrey
Brian Roy Mahoney Palfrey, 88, died Monday, February 13, 2023. Born in Swansea, South Wales on July 21, 1934, Brian moved to the US in 1977 and spent several years in Florida.
A coal miner in his early years, he later began working in Tamworth, UK at Foseco. At Foseco, Brian then became a director of engineering for the company, moving to Strongsville, OH.
He had a quiet, but distinguished, presence and striking blue eyes. A hard worker, Brian always tried to improve himself and he never complained. Brian loved to read, was a fan of Formula 1 racing and Aston Villa FC. On Fridays, he enjoyed pizza and every Saturday was a picnic with cheese (stilton being a favorite) and a baguette. One of his favorite pastimes was sitting with his wife, Margaret, watching Wheel of Fortune and holding hands.
Brian is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Margaret (nee Titmus) Palfrey; children, Michele (Huw) Morgan, of Wales, Deborah (Mark) Lansman, of Wellington, Gary (Jamie) Palfrey, of Seattle, and Lisa (Ken) Hall, of Olmsted Falls; 13 grandchildren, Melissa, Thomas, Kenny, Drew, Austin, Kyden, Sam, Sammy Jo, Nevaeh, Alysia, Brandon, Liam and Gabby and 4 great grandchildren, Brooklyn, Elizabeth, Dominic and Liam. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Iris (nee Marney) Palfrey and brother, Terry.
A private family service will be held. Expressions of sympathy may be given to his family at: www.norton-eastmanfuneralhome.com.