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The Man with the Guitar - Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio - Sergey Gaidaenko

We took a recent road trip to Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio. There are so many stunning headstones in this cemetery! 

The Man with the Guitar - Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio



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This headstone, known to many as “the man with the guitar,” is Sergey Gaidaenko (1963 - 2010) who lived in South Euclid, Ohio.

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According to the Lake View Cemetery website, Sergey was an “unassuming family man of Ukrainian origins who loved to play the guitar for relatives and friends. His memorial shows a life-size, baldish man sitting on a bench just above Lake View’s Wade Chapel pond.”

It is also said that his wife commissioned a “likeness of him sitting in his favorite chair.” He was sculpted by Ivan Grigoriev.

Sergey is located at Lake View Cemetery Section: 5E, Lot: 579-0

The Man with the Guitar - Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio

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