Stephen Bancer Sr., 79, of Toledo, passed away peacefully at Swan Pointe Care Center in Maumee. He was born February 8, 1934, to Stanley and Frances (Masikowska) Bancer. Stephen proudly served in the United States Marine Corps
. He worked for the Boilermakers Local 85 and retired from Consumer Power in Erie, Michigan. Stephen was an avid fisherman and had a true love of animals, especially his dogs Fritz, Mandy, and Holly.
Stephen was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Regina Glesmer, Stephanie Jaskolski, Mickey Dziedzic, Helen Gross; and brother, Ted Bancer. Stephen is survived by his children, Stephen Jr. (Melody), Julie Holden and Jeffrey (Dana) Bancer; special nieces, Sue, Mary Ann and Joan; grandchildren, Stephen III, Brad, Jessica, and Josh Holden, step-grandchildren, Zachary and Emily Earnest.
Family and friends may visit at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy., on Thursday, August 22, 2013, from 6 p.m. until the time of Memorial Services at 8 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Gentiva Hospice of Toledo. Messages of condolences may be made at www.sujkowskiairport.com