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March 28, 1933 July 1, 2018
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Obituary for JOHN STALZER

JOHN STALZER, age 85, beloved husband of Elke (nee Beuck); loving father of Heidi Lyons, Adriane Rush (Kenny) and John Stalzer (Rachael); dear grandfather of Heather, Nicole, Amelia, Aubrie and Gretchen; brother of Lily Schmetzer, Hilda Schade (Waldemar) and the late Albin Stalzer, and uncle and great uncle to many, passed away Sunday July 1, 2018.
John was born on March 28, 1933 in the former Gottschee region of Austria. After surviving war-torn Europe as a refugee from Tito’s Partisans, John immigrated on The Queen Mary to the United States in 1949. Applying his strong work ethic, he learned and excelled at the HVAC trade, ultimately owning and running Heating Improvement Co. for over 50 years.
John’s love for helping others and his passion for the beautiful game of soccer made him an inspiration to all the children he coached and mentored. He will forever be remembered as the kindest husband, father and grandfather, the most dedicated and enthusiastic coach, a mentor to anyone who needed a helping hand, and a lover, rescuer and feeder of animals.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, July 6 at St. Christopher Church, 20141 Detroit Rd. in Rocky River at 11:00 AM. Interment at Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may call in the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF LAKEWOOD 14133 DETROIT AVE. THURSDAY 3-7 PM. The family suggests memorial contributions to Lakewood United Football Club to support soccer opportunities for disadvantaged and refugee children. Donations may be made by check to “Lakewood Board of Education” with “LUFC Refugees” in the memo, and sent to Lakewood Recreation/Lakewood United FC, 1470 Warren Road, Lakewood, Ohio 44107.

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3:00 PM 7/5/2018 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/5/2018 7:00:00 PM
McGorray-Hanna Funeral Home of Lakewood

14133 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107

McGorray-Hanna Funeral Home of Lakewood
14133 Detroit Avenue Lakewood 44107 OH
United States





11:00 AM 7/6/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Christopher Church

20141 Detroit Rd.
Rocky River, OH 44116

St. Christopher Church
20141 Detroit Rd. Rocky River 44116 OH

Cemetery Details


Sunset Memorial Park Final Resting Place

6265 Columbia Rd.
North Olmsted, OH 44070

6265 Columbia Rd. North Olmsted 44070 OH
United States

Memorial Contribution

Lakewood Board of Education "LUFC"

1470 Warren Rd.
Lakewood, OH 44107

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