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Dr. John Joseph Stifter III


1922 - 2012 | Obituary Condolences
Dr. John Joseph Stifter III Obituary
Dr. John Joseph Stifter III, age 90, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012 at Community Hospice of Jacksonville, Fla. John was born on March 31, 1922 to John Joseph Stifter II and Francis Dorothy (Vrana). He graduated from Lincoln High School, Cleveland, Ohio; Baldwin-Wallace College; Western Reserve University (Dentistry); and The Ohio State University (Orthodontics). He served his country both in the United States Naval Air Corps (Lieutenant) and the United States Army (Major). John retired from his orthodontic practice in Avon Lake, Ohio in 1991 and moved with his wife to Amelia Island, Fla. where he was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church. He is survived by his loving wife, Lee Bolling Stifter; brother-in-law, Ed Caldwell; daughter, Deborah Lee Sirica (Michael); son, John Joseph Stifter IV (Mercedes); daughter, Mara Elizabeth Evans (Jeremy); five grandchildren: Kate, Elizabeth, Jonah, John V, Caroline and many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews. Viewings will take place Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. with a Vigil service at 7 p.m. at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City, Ohio 44280, (330) 483-3300. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 1800 Station Road, Valley City with Fr. John Vrana, Celebrant. Committal will follow at Myrtle Hill Cemetery on Myrtle Hill Road just east of Columbia Road and a luncheon in his honor will take place at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church.
Published in The Morning Journal from Nov. 25 to Nov. 26, 2012
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