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He was born in Ashtabula on July 27, 1931, the son of Lucy (Patrika) Stofan, his loving and devoted mother.
Maynard was a 1949 graduate of Ashtabula High School. After High School he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and very proudly served his country during the Korean War.
In 1956 he began his 30 year career with the U.S. Postal service. The customers on Maynard's route absolutely adored him. He retired in 1986.
On August 17, 1957, Maynard married H. Elaine Ginatos. Maynard was known to be the greatest, most loyal and devoted husband ever to his bride Elaine. He felt blessed to have been her husband for nearly 41 years until her early passing in 1998.
Maynard was a member of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Erie, PA. Maynard was known for his beautiful tenors voice and those who knew and loved him looked forward to the yearly phone call they would receive having Maynard sing them "Happy Birthday."
The only thing that truly mattered to Maynard were his wife, children and grandchildren; his family made him so very happy and proud.
He is survived by his children: Paul (Jennifer) Stofan of N.Kingsville, with whom Maynard made his home for the past three years; his son Perry (Theresa) of Fresno, California; and his daughter Patricia Craft of Ashtabula; his grandchildren: Jessica (Brian) Shank, Devan Craft and Parker Stofan; his step-granddaughters: Adrianna and Abigail Volpi; his great-granddaughter Penelope Jo Shank; his brother-in law John Ginatos; and sister-in-law Nikki (Bill) Gebhardt.
He was preceded in death by his mother Lucy; and wife Elaine who passed away on August 16, 1998.
Calling hours will be held on Friday from 4:00 - 7:00 at the CZUP FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Lake Avenue, Ashtabula. with a prayer service to be held at 6:45 pm.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday September 15 at 10 am at the funeral home. Burial will military honors will follow in Edgewood Cemetery.
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