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age 98, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Seidanwand) for over 70 years; loving father of Joanne Helfrich (Dr. Matt) and the late Bill Stolla; dearest grandfather of Dr. Nicole Helfrich (Joe Mess), Alex Pullella (Kevin) and Dr. Matt Helfrich (Nancy); great-grandfather of six. Dr. Stolla was a Captain in the U.S. Army and a WWII Veteran. He studied at John Carroll University, was a graduate of Western Reserve Dental School, a member of ADA, ODA and Delta Sigma Delta dental fraternity. Dr. Stolla was as a dentist with a full time private practice in Garfield Heights. Private family graveside service, with military honors, at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. To send sympathy cards go to www.ripepi.com

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Published in The Plain Dealer from Sep. 9 to Sep. 13, 2020.
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September 17, 2020
Our Sympathies on the passing of an awesome man. Great dentist and Rockside Rd area neighbor. God grant you peace and comfort by memories of a life well lived together Mary.
Karl (Butch) Koubal
Karl Koubal
September 16, 2020
He was my dentist as a kid and I bowled with him at Seven Hills Lanes. He was a fun guy.
Tom Ziemba
September 15, 2020
Mary, I am so sorry to hear about Dr. Stolla, he loved you so much. I will keep you in my prayers, you have been in my thoughts often. Love you, Alicia from Illusion Unlimited
September 13, 2020
So sorry for your lost Mary, Dr. Stolla was the best dentist we ever had. Always a sense of humor, always kind, helpful. Even though it's been years, Dr. Stolla will always be remember in a special way..... God bless you Doctor, may you rest in peace, may the angels greet you and have a very special place for you, and just think, you probably worked on most of their teeth. Thank you for everything............
Bob & Jackie Borzecki

Bob & Jackie Borzecki
September 13, 2020
My sis just signed the book..great doctor when I was a little kid..sympathy to the family
Kathy Kaminski
September 13, 2020
Just yesterday I passed his old office..I’m 63 my sis 66 and we spent many a visit there as kids..enjoying the trip to the toy box after the exam..he would be proud of. Our teeth today❤❤Condolences—Karen and kathy kaminski cuyahoga hts back in the day
Karen Byrne
September 13, 2020
Our sincere sympathy & condolences to Mary & "Doc's" family & friends. We always enjoyed being with Doc whether it be on the golf course or at other functions at St. Columbkille. May Our Lord grant him everlasting Peace & Happiness+++
Dennis & Lynda

September 13, 2020
Joe & Mary were wonderful neighbors & friends. Joe will be sorely missed. God bless Mary & his family in this time of grief. Love, Vita Canzurlo & family
Vita Canzurlo
September 12, 2020
Dear Mary, Joanne, Matt and family. We are very sorry to hear of my cousins passing. He was my oldest cousin. Rest in Peace Pepik! Love Chuck and Sue Madera
Chuck Madera
September 11, 2020
super uncle and godfather-- always funny and full of life. we will miss our great trips to the casinos and all the fun we had when we were together.
tom and cheryl pishkul
September 11, 2020
Dr. Stolla had a sense of humor like no other. Such a upbeat guy and kind. These are one of the greats of his generation. We have great memories at our Graydon Drive Block parties. God Bless.
Adele Amato-Fernandez
September 10, 2020
Great uncle. Always upbeat. Excellent husband and father. Will be missed
Great uncle. Always upbeat. Excellent husband and father. Will be missed. Tim and Pat Seidenwand
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