June 25, 2016

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Julien C. Renswick

Julien C. Renswick, 89, of Medina, passed away Friday, December 6, 2012, in Brunswick, after a long illness. He was born in Dunkirk, New York, on October 22, 1923 to the late Bert and Agnes Renswick.

Julien graduated from high school at the age of 15 and then graduated from the University of Buffalo. Julien joined the U.S. Air Force Reserves during World War II and flew a “B29” plane for 31 bombing missions in the Pacific and was honorably discharged as a 2nd Lieutenant. He was called back to serve in the Korean War and he flew the “B29” as a Radio Operator for 30 more missions. Julien was honorably discharged in 1953 and a week later met his future wife.

In between the two wars, Julien attended Harvard Law School and graduated in 1948 with his law degree.

Julien married Mary Louise Stocker in 1954 in Springfield. Massachusetts. They spent 20 years in Shaker Heights, before moving to Medina.

Julien had a private law practice in downtown Cleveland, Brunswick and Medina. He retired at the age of 83, after 54 years of service.

He really enjoyed reading nonfiction books, listening to classical music and fishing, especially in Canada and at their summer home at Leesville Lake.

Julien remained active biking, running and walking throughout his life. He took great pride and joy in his family.

He survived by his beloved wife, Mary Lou; daughters, Sallee Maxwell, of Calgary, Canada and Melissa (Thomas) Favret, of Chagrin Falls; and a son, James of Medina; seven grandchildren, Lisa Tebbutt, Brian, Margaret and James Julien Maxwell all of Canada; Megan and Molly Favret of Chicago, Illinois and Christopher Favret, of Chagrin Falls. He hadtwo nephews and one niece from Fredonia, New York.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Ernest; and a nephew, Robert.

At Julien’s request, there will no services. A private family memorial will be held in the spring at his family farm in Fredonia, New York.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Medina County Library, 210 South Broadway St. Medina, OH 44256 or charity of donor’s choice.

“Good night sweet prince and flight of angels sing thee to your rest” Hamlet

Funeral Arrangements were handled by the Bauer Funeral Home, Valley City.