CORTLAND - Terrence R. Farrell, 59, a well-known disc jockey with the name Terry Professor Jam, died at 7:54 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013, at the St. Elizabeth Health Center following a long illness.
Terry was born March 15, 1954, in Cleveland, the son of Robert and Bernadine Mihalek Farrell, and has lived in this area all his life.
Terry was a 1972 graduate of Avon Lake High School and attended The Ohio State University for three years as a history major, was of the Catholic faith and previously attended Saint Pius X Church.
He enjoyed playing the guitar in a family band, was a self-employed disc jockey and was employed as a receiver for the Champion Sparkle Market.
Terry is survived by his wife, Barbara A. Strah Farrell, whom he married Sept. 15, 1979; a son, Jason Farrell at home; father, Robert Farrell of Dothan, Ala.; a sister, JoAnn (Kyle) Smith of Port Charlotte, Fla.; a brother, Daniel (Kerry) Farrell of Dothan, Ala.; a brother-in-law, Michael Strah of Niles; two sisters-in-law, Theresa (Jim) Hopper of Mineral Ridge and Fran (John) Jerome of McDonald; four nieces; three nephews; one great-niece and five great-nephews; and numerous wonderful cousins living in many areas of the country, who were like brothers and sisters to Terry during his illness.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
Family and friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home, Niles. The funeral service will follow at 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Chaplain Carol Yablonovsky officiating.
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