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Chris Aristotle Liaeff

Chris A Liaeff, age 90, of Delta, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 19, 2021 in his home. He was a proud Korean War Veteran with 2 purple hearts. He was also considered an awesome ladies man who attracted young blonds wherever he went. A man who could be stern when he needed to be, wild and crazy when he wanted to be, and tough when he had to be. He was a hard worker, who taught us all how to love unconditionally, be kind and help out when you could. A fantastic son, husband and father, he taught us all to love life, be playful and be strong. He was very laid back, but you knew when he meant business. You didn't mess with him as he would tell you he knew Korea and could put you on the ground in seconds to prove it.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Todor and Florika (Marinkasheva) Liaeff; 2 sisters, Rose and Mary; his wife, Joanne; his son- in-law, John “Doc”and daughter-in-law, Elizabeth “Beth”.

He leaves behind to join him one day his children, Chris (Beth) Liaeff, Cindy (Joe) Bentley, Terrie (John) Janowski and Rob (Diana) Liaeff; 6 grandchildren, Krisanne Bentley, Nichlous(Rachel) Bentley, Benjamin Liaeff, Emily Liaeff, David Liaeff, and Katie Liaeff and 3 great- grandchildren, Christaphor Reinardy, Rowan Bentley and Natalie Bentley; as well as many special friends and his fur baby, Daisy May.

In lieu of memorials to the family we ask that you make donations to the Humane Society in his honor to the funeral home below.

Our father did not want a memorial service and we are honoring his wishes.

Cremation services entrusted to Grisier~Weigel Funeral Home, 400 W. Main Street, Delta OH 43515.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.deltafh.com

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Grandpa/POPS/dad/Chris enjoyed his life by watching it unfold. When it reached out and grabbed him he would gladfully participate! He would try just about anything, any time, with anyone. He was a do-er! That is the man I will always remember and truly miss.

Diana Williams-Liaeff Sep 23 2021 12:12 PM

Oh, Grandpa... My memories of you are in stages...

When I was young, you were the enforcer. A man of few words, but quick to action if I stepped out of line. Most of my memories of you involve you tinkering away in the garage on some project or another. But if ever a toy was broke, grandpa could fix it. Every time I left to go home, you told me to behave. That never changed.

As a young adult, I saw a different side of you. You were funny, silly, goofy even. My favorite memory was 2007, St. Augustine, Ms. Deborah\'s Fountain of Youth Tattoo. Everyone else told me I\'d regret getting my tattoos... But you went with me and got one at 76 years old.

Now in my middle age, I was fortunate enough to see a different side of you... And to hear the stories of your heroism as you fought for this country. I\'m glad you let the world see that side in the end, so they could see the hero you always were to me.

I\'m gonna miss you, grandpa. I\'m gonna miss the way this stupid dancing animals made you laugh. I\'m going to miss the times you\'d make dirty old man comments while we played board games at Christmas. I\'m gonna miss the way that every single time I left you always told me to behave, even after I grew up.

For once in my life, losing you has me at a loss for words. I love you. I miss you.

Krisanne Bentley Sep 22 2021 12:54 AM

Chris, Many times I thanked you for giving me Cindy. Some times over 45 years I thought you might have got the better deal.

Pearl Harbor at the Arizona, man your respect touched me.
As much as you loved your children, thanks, I cherish your gift of Cindy and unconditional love. (God knows I need that)
Glad we got to spend the last days with you, an honorable loving man never to be forgotten .

Safe, enjoyable journeys POPS

Joe Bentley Sep 21 2021 10:44 PM