Stephen B.'Papa' Mehaffie
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Walked in to the loving arms of our Lord and Savior, on April 29th., after many years of illness with his loving family at his side. He was a life resident of Canton and a 1961 graduate of Glenwood High School. Steve was a former co-owner of Mehaffie's Hardware and Steve's Bicycle Repair for over 30 years. He was very generous and donated many bicycles to the needy. Steve was a member of Christ the Servant Parish, McKinley Eagles, and a Precinct Committeeman for 20 years. He was a U.S. Army Veteran.
Survived by his wife of 49 years, Jan (Preda) Mehaffie; five daughters and four sons-in-law: Sue and Thomas Langenek of Canton, Jacquelyn and Joseph Klejka of Bethel, Alaska, Mary and Eric Kerzan of Louisville, Nancy Mehaffie of Canton, and Stephanie and Jerry Wright of Hartville; 15 wonderful grandchildren: Brittny Baechel, Stephen Kerzan, Cody and McKenzie Moss, Presley and Courtney Wright, Jessica, Jennifer, Jeremiah, Jessie, Joshua, Joan, and Jordan Klejka, Courtney Noland, and Claire; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Judy Mehaffie of Canton; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, E. Charles and Marian Mehaffie.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 9 a.m. in Our Lady of Peace Church at Christ the Servant Parish with Msgr. Lewis Gaetano as Celebrant. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday form 6-8:30 p.m. at the Lamiell Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the funeral home to defray funeral cost. Condolences may be made to:
Published in The Repository on May 1, 2011