Born May 24, 1948 in Cleveland, he was the son of Russell and LaVerne (Vanek) Statler.
Mr. Statler worked as an assistant custodian for Bedford City Schools until he retired in 1994.
He was an avid hunter.
Survivors include his wife, Laura (Gossett), whom he married Sept. 27, 1975; daughter, Carlye, at home; mother, LaVerne Statler of Bedford; sisters, Renee Gossett of Ravenna and Yvonne Alonzo of Burton. His father, Russell, died previously.
There will be no calling hours. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church in Garrettsville, with the Rev. Richard Pentello officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery in Garrettsville. Arrangements were handled by Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home in Garrettsville.
Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.