Stephan Emil Budway|
LORAIN - Stephan E. Budway, 64, passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at EMH in Elyria, OH.
Stephan was born in Toledo, OH on August 19, 1948 to his loving parents, Emil and Wanda (nee: Kleszcz) Budway.
He graduated from New Brunswick High School in New Jersey. Stephan enlisted in the United States Navy in 1967 and he was honorably discharged in 1970. He was a member of the DAV, AMVETS, VFW and American Legion. Stephan was very active with AA and he held a passion for helping others battle their addictions. He loved NASCAR, the show "Alf" and his black Labrador Retriever Shadow.
He is survived by his mother, Wanda Budway of Amherst, OH; siblings, Sandra (Tamosaitis) of Richland, WA, R.J. (Marti) Budway of Lorain, OH and Jon (Vilma) Budway of Cleveland, OH; daughters, Sandra and Jessica Anderson of Blaine, WA; former wife, Judy Budway of Dallas, GA; three grandchildren; and five nieces.
He is preceded in death by his father, Emil Budway; and his loyal friend, Shadow.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 9:30 AM, Friday, December 7, 2012 at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Road, Seville, OH 44273 (meet at main entrance of cemetery).
Memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, Louis Paul Proy Chapter No. 20, 3543 Pickett Road, Lorain, OH 44053.
Arrangements by Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services (440) 244-1961.
Published in The Morning Journal on Nov. 29, 2012