Maynard Stofan

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Maynard Stofan

July 27, 1931 - September 10, 2018

Maynard G. Stofan, 87, passed away Monday, September 10, 2018, at A.C.M.C following a brief illness.
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.
Published on September 11, 2018
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Buzz Furman
Sep 15, 2018
He was our mailman on Adams ave. when I was growing up. He was one of the nicest gentlemen ever. Mr Stofan always took the time to talk to all of us and will be remembered.
Phil Bellios
Sep 14, 2018
I am deeply saddened by the loss of Maynard. I knew Maynard well as he and Elaine were my godparents. I found him to always be warm and friendly. He was a kind man to me always. I will miss him a great deal. My condolences to his three children, Paul, Perry and Patricia.
Phil Bellios, Baltimore, MD
Chris Bellios
Sep 13, 2018
A very special man with a tender and warm heart. I remember him as such a kind person and truly cherished our time with him, his wife, and wonderful family.
Carol Duva
Sep 12, 2018
So sorry to hear of your Fathers' passing My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. He and Geno had been best friends (and cousins) for their entire life. Now Maynard, Elaine and Geno will be together again and watching over all of us.
Bob, Janet and Kylan Fish
Sep 12, 2018
Paul, Jessica and family,
We were so sorry to hear of Maynard's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Greg Eisner
Sep 12, 2018
Maynard Stofan was someone you meet and you can instantly see what a sincere, caring individual he is. This attribute is also reflected in his son, Perry, who became by far, my closest and most trusted friend.
Jim and Bette Acitelli
Sep 11, 2018
We are so sorry for the loss, Paul and Jenny. Our condolences to the rest of the Stofan family.