Eric C. Maust – August 29, 2017

Eric C. Maust 65 of Sugarcreek died Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Union Hospital following an apparent heart attack.

He was born September 24, 1951 in Dover to the late Kenneth D. and Miriam (Hostetler) Maust. He was foreman at Belden Brick Co. in Sugarcreek for the past 48 years, was a member of Union Hill Church and served as co-janitor at the church for 22 years. Eric was a life member of the Baltic Conservation Club and loved hunting, fishing and trapping with his best friend Jim Schneider of Dundee.  He was a former member of the Sugarcreek Police and Fire Departments and especially enjoyed spending time his grandchildren. 

He is survived by his wife, the former Sandy Swihart whom he married June 6, 1971; his children Stace (Julie) Maust of Sugarcreek and Mandy (Brian) Sitzler of Dover,  his grandchildren Caitlin and Nick Maust and Makayla and Michael Sitzler, his brother Greg (Karen) Maust of Sherrodsville and his three sisters Dana (Mark) Yackey of Dover, Angie (Chris) Karakis of Akron and Gretchen (Charles) Thornsley of Baltic.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters-in-law Donna Maust and Janice Porter. 

Services will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Union Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. Carl Kandel officiating.  Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call on Friday 5-8 PM at Smith-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek.  In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Union Hill United Methodist Church Building Fund 7877 Union Hill Road, Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681. To share a memory please visit the funeral home’s website.