« Back to obituaries

Terence C. Profughi

Terence C. Profughi, age 76, of Chardon, passed away Nov. 20, 2022, after a short illness.

Born Feb. 11, 1946, in Cleveland, to V. Albert and Viola (nee Calandra) Profughi, he had been a longtime area resident.

Terry was a businessman and entrepreneur, owning and operating many businesses over the years, most recently as CEO and President of HI TecMetal Group.

He was named Ohio Entrepreneur of the year in 1993, received the 1993 and 1994 Arthur Anderson Leadership 2000 Awards and the 1995 Weatherhead Excellence in Management Award, was a seven-time winner of Weatherhead 100 Outstanding Growth Company, 1996 winner of 9/90 Award sponsored by Cleveland Magazine and the 1996 winner of the Metal Heat Treating Magazine’s Award of Excellence.

In his spare time, Terry enjoyed riding his horse in the mountains of Pennsylvania and carriage driving during winters in Florida.

He was a true cowboy at heart. Along with his wife, Lisa, they operated Meadowlane Farms in Chardon, raising Texas Longhorn Cattle and horses. He loved his bull dogs, Prim and Paisley, but had a special place in his heart for his boxer, Cabella.

Survivors include his loving wife, Lisa M. (nee Potti) Profughi, of Chardon; children, Cara (Cole) Coe, of Homosassa, Fla., Chloe N. (Evan Reinhart) Patterson, of Newbury Township, and Blake Patterson, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; grandchildren, Hayden and Porter Coe, of Homosassa, Fla.; father-in-law, Robert Potti, of Madison; nieces, Randi Voelkel, of Munson Township, and Rayna O’Hara, of Willoughby Hills; brothers-in-law, Bobby Potti, of West Palm Beach, Fla., Tom (Holly) Potti, of Madison, and Edward Potti, of Painesville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Louise (nee Reed) Profughi; sister, Alberta Cimorell; and mother-in-law, Carol (nee Daffner) Potti.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, at The Church of St. Mary, 401 North St., Chardon, with burial to follow at Maple Hill Cemetery in Munson.

Calling hours will be from 1-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, at the Potti & Marc F. Burr Funeral Homes, 1009 Mentor Ave., Painesville.

Obituary, online condolences and memorial gifts available at www.marcfburrfuneralhome.com.