KATHRYN S. STAFFORD (nee Stropko)(age 89) Beloved wife of the late Gordon. Dear daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Stropko (nee Mihaly). Dear mother of Mary Lynne Slife (David), Karen Hanshaw (William, deceased), John Kocel (Kim), Charles Kocel (Elizabeth), Joseph Kocel (fiancee Dawn), and infant David Kocel (deceased). Step-mother to Tom Stafford (Ruth) and Janet Stafford. Loving grandmother, step-grandmother, great grandmother (GG), and step-great-grandmother. Sister of Elizabeth Sinclair (Gene, deceased), Fran Gehlman (Jim)(both deceased), Barbara Cancian (Ezio, deceased), Margie Vargo (Jack), Joseph (deceased) (Juliette), Jim (Jenny), Paul (Marie), Marty Pawnyk (Roman), and John (deceased). Preceded in death by her former husband Charles Kocel. Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on February 8, 2020. Kathryn's family is very grateful for the excellent care and support from Patrice Campbell and all at EnnisCourt, and all staff from Hospice of the Western Reserve. Funeral Mass Saturday, February 15th at St. Luke Church (Clifton and Bunts Rd., Lakewood) at 10:00 am. (Please meet at church). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. FRIENDS MAY CALL IN THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME of WESTLAKE, 25620 CENTER RIDGE RD. (west of Columbia) FRIDAY 4-8PM. Memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer's Association.
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Published in The Plain Dealer from Feb. 11 to Feb. 12, 2020.