Jeffrey Charles Cranston, 54, of Reynoldburg, Ohio, passed away suddenly at home on February 16, 2013. He was a SABR member since 2004 and active in the Hank Gowdy Chapter. A lifelong fan of the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Browns, he was a regular attendee of the national SABR convention and an active participant in the local SABR book club. His particular interests varied, but often centered around the Deadball Era. He was also known to create his own All-Star Baseball discs to re-create season play from that era.
Born May 10, 1958, in Portsmouth, Ohio, he retired in 2010 after 32 years at OPERS. He was preceded in death by his brother Jack, father Charles, and grandparents Cranston and Anderson. He is survived by his mother Lucille Cranston, loving wife Lisa Adams Cranston and dog Wallace Cranston, sister Jenny Jones, nephew Kollin and niece Bailey, mother-in-law Laura Adams, sister-in-law Kate Storm (Gary Saum). He will be greatly missed by special friends Karen, Mitch, Margie, Cathy, Mikey B., Eric, Snook and Billy C. He was treasurer and member of CONA and a Civil War historian. A funeral service was held Thursday, February 21 at Evans Funeral Home with interment at Glen Rest Cemetery.
Originally published: February 22, 2013. Last Updated: February 22, 2013.