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Thomas Stanley Stanek, Sr.

Obituary for Thomas Stanley Stanek, Sr.

February 13, 1938 - August 25, 2020
Parma Heights, Ohio | Age 82

Loving Husband, Father,Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Brother, Son


Thomas Stanley Stanek, Sr., age 82, of Parma Heights, Ohio; beloved husband for 63 years of the late Geraldine Mary Stanek (nee Hrach) who passed away on August 13, 2020; loving father of Pamela Scott (James) of Borger, Texas, Thomas Stanek, Jr. (Valerie) of Parma, Ohio, Debra Bitler (Clark) of Ashland, Ohio, and Shirley Van Niel (Christopher) of Parma, Ohio; dear grandfather of Jennifer Orand (Shannon), Jeanette Tracy (Roy), James Scott, II, Alexandria Yee, Gabriella Stanek, Olivia Stanek, Amber Simon (Brigitte), Bailey Van Niel, and Jacob Van Niel, and great-grandfather of Rebecca Tracy, Justin Tracy, Courtney Orand, Emma Orand, Dylan Orand, Lillian Scott, Jaycee Scott, and Carlee Scott; brother of the late Steven Fialkowski (Sandy, living); son of the late Stanley Stanek, and the late Marion Stanek Fialkowski (nee Safko). Tom was born in Cleveland, Ohio and was a graduate of Parma Senior High School. He was a retired Firefighter from the City of Parma Heights Fire Department. Tom will be remembered for his weekend trips taking his family out to the family farm in Huntsburg, Ohio to visit extended family while enjoying the country life, and for spending time with family and friends at the camper. Helping his children and grandchildren with many projects and crafts was time spent that he greatly cherished, and he enjoyed building model airplanes and creating props and sets for Halloween and for other activities of his children and grandchildren. Tom also dearly loved his dogs Daisy and Molly. He passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 following complications from a difficult and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Memorial contributions may be forwarded to the Northeast Ohio SPCA, 9555 Brookpark Road, Parma, Ohio 44129 or visit The family will receive friends at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 Ridge Road, Parma, from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Monday, August 31, 2020. Funeral service at the funeral home on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 11:30 A.M. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brook Park.



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