ROBERT E. “TROPICAL BOB” STEPHENS, age 79, passed away on October 12, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Rita (nee Knight); dear father of Debora Veneskey (Shawn); loving grandfather of Alyssa Stankiewicz (Vinnie Trizzino); brother of Larry Stephens (Holly) and Darlene Pedicino (Dave); uncle and cousin of many; friend to all. Mr. Stephens served in the U.S. Army, was a member of American Legion Post 196 in Brecksville and a retired Garfield Hts. Firefighter. Friends may call at THE FERFOLIA FUNERAL HOME, 356 WEST AURORA RD. (OH RT 82), SAGAMORE HILLS FOR VISITATION ON THURSDAY FROM 2-8 P.M. OUT OF RESPECT FOR ONE ANOTHER, MASKS WILL BE WORN AND SOCIAL DISTANCING OBSERVED. All are asked to gather at St. Basil the Great Catholic Church, 8700 Brecksville Rd., Brecksville, OH on Friday at 2:30 p.m. to celebrate Robert’s Mass of Christian Burial. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested in his name to American Legion Post 196, 7400 Chippewa Rd., Brecksville, OH 44141.
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