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John  Francis Stefanov
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • Holy Family Hospice
    6707 State Rd
    Parma, OH 44134

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“I just heard of John's passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. John was a dear friend to my husband Joe who also passed and I am forever...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Linda Beskid - Seven Hills, OH

“Thoughts and prayers to John and the Stefanov family. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: John Hanna - Bay Village, OH

“To the family of John... Fond memories of your mother, Anne, and now John. My sincere sympathies... I will have Mass for John. Yes, I remember...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: John Olsavsky - Seven Hills, OH

“May our Heavnly Father provide comfort and peace to your family during this most sadden time. Sincere sympathy. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Gloria

“I never had the pleasure of meeting John but he certainly raised a great son so I am sure he was a great man. Our sympathy and prayers to the entire...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Pat Scudder PIP - OH

“All of John's friends at Holy Family will miss him terribly. He was a wonderful friend and always full of great stories. He was full of wisdom and...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Katherine peters - Parma,Ohio

“Best Uncle ever! Love, Jill and Larry ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Jill Zupon - Bentleyville, OH

“Our sincere condolences on the passing of your father, grandfather & friend. He will be greatly missed by all. May his soul rest in peace. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Dan and Paula Baranuk - OH

“My deepest sympathy on the passing of John. I first remember him and Anne at Nativity BVM church, what a wonderful couple. Later followed and...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Joan Miano (Zvolensky) - OH

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JOHN FRANCIS STEFANOV, age 95 of Seven Hills,OH, passed away Friday, May 10th.Beloved husband for 57 years to Anne (née Bugara), who passed away in 2005, John accepted Anne's invitation to dance in heaven. We will miss John terribly but are comforted that they are together again. Loving Father of Anne Varsanyi (Fred), John (Cindy), Ken (Kathy) and Bob (Jean). Best Grandpa to Juli, Michael (Meghan), Ali, Nick (Missy), Katy (John), Jenny, Abbi (Darrell), Gina and Kara. Great Grandpa to Emma, Owen, Jack, Connor, Maddie, Cooper and Zoe.

John was a friend to many, with his infectious and mischievous smile. He remained active until his final days, volunteering at Holy Family Home Hospice in Parma and at the bereavement center in Independence. John served in the Army Air Force for almost 4 years in WW II as a radio operator on B-17 campaigns. He was a proud, patriotic veteran who was always concerned about our country's welfare up until the very end. John worked 43 years for US Steel, ascending to management when he finally retired in 1983. He was a steel man through and through - tough as nails yet forged with tenderness, wisdom and a superior work ethic.

Being ever the fighter, he battled through the loss of his beloved Anne in 2005,whom he married in 1948. The legacy of their love for each other will continue in the hearts and minds of their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as the wisdom they imparted to their entire family. J

John was also a passionate Indians fan, who spent many hours at the ballpark with his family and created so many lasting, celebratory memories.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Holy Family Home, 6707 State Road, Parma, OH, 44134.

Family will receive friends at the HOPKO FUNERAL HOME 6020 BROADVIEW RD (S OF SNOW RD) PARMA on TUESDAY,MAY 14 from 4-7P.M. Funeral Mass will be at 10 AM Wednesday at St. Columbkille Church 6740 Broadview Road Parma, OH 44134.Entombment to follow at All Saints Cemetery, 480 W. Highland Road, Northfield, OH 44067.

Friends are asked to go directly to the Church Wednesday morning for the Mass in lieu of gathering at the funeral home.

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All Saints Cemetery

480 Highland Rd Northfield, OH 44067