Steven John Stefek, age 23, of Amherst, passed away in the loving arms of his mother and father Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 2:22 a.m.
Steven was born September 19, 1989 in St. Charles, Illinois. He has lived in the Elyria and Amherst areas all of his life.
He was a member of St. Jude Church in Elyria. Steven loved music especially drums and rhythm and listening to the Beatles and Bob Marley. He was an avid fan of the Blue Man Group, Snoopy and Disney movies. He loved to swim and loved the simple joy of feeling the waves at the beach. His greatest joy was having his mother sing to him and his dad giving him hugabugs. Steven wants everyone to remember that Four Hugs A Day is the minimum not the maximum.
Steven is survived by his parents Cheri (nee Stamper) and her husband Tom of Amherst; his father Daniel Stefek of Elyria; his brother Dustin of Amherst; and by his step brother Nicholas Frank; and step sister Ashley Frank.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents John and Zelma Stefek, Homer and Carol Stamper, and by his uncle Michael Stefek.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Steven's wonderful caregivers Toni, Bailey, Tera, Glenda, Coco, Lanie, Marian, Kathy and his teacher Kim.
Friends may call at the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland St., Elyria, Ohio on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Closing prayers will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 27, 2013 in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Jude Church, 590 Poplar St., Elyria, Ohio.. Rev. Fr. Frank Kosem, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Elyria.
Memorial contributions in Stevens's memory may be made to Hospice of Western Reserve Pediatric Palliative Care Program, 17876 St. Clair Ave, Clevland, Ohio 44110 or to The Smile Train.org.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.reichlinroberts.com.