Stanley A. WITNIK, Age 65. Loving husband of 41 years to Denise. Awesome father to Phillip (Amanda), Jason and Meghan Manson (Tommy). Devoted Grandfather “Papa” to Stanley, Sam, Jada, Chase, Jayden, Jenna, Hope and Joshua. Cherished brother to Jeani (Raymond) Cosari. Beloved Uncle and Great- Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Stanley was preceded in death by his father Lawrence, mother Thelma (nee Froncek) and brothers Lawrence and Robert. “Stan the Man” was a talented musician, composing and performing Christian/Rock music. He was the leader of the band “Dust”. Stan retired in 2006 from Sysco foods after 30 years. He was a US Army veteran serving during the Vietnam era. Stan loved riding his motorcycle with friends and doing charity runs. His laughter, sense of humor and kindness brought him many life long friends. “His heart was open to everyone!”
Stan’s family will be receiving friends at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (between Snow and Ridge) from 2-4 and 6-8 PM, Friday, February 5.
PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH for Stan’s Celebration of Life Mass at 10:00 AM, Saturday, February 6, at St. John Cantius Church, 906 College Ave. (Tremont) Cleveland, 44113.
Donations may be made to Holy Family Home, 6707 State Rd., Parma, OH 44134. To offer condolences visit ZaborFH.com
Messages of Condolence
We’ll miss you Uncle Stan. Love always, Maggie May!
My deepest sympathies to the entire Witnik family. Stan was an incredible human being! I like to think that he started my appreciation for live music, which is still a very HUGE part of my life today. His talks about being a Vet also still have a place in my heart. He will be missed by so many!
Sorry for your loss, Stan will truly be missed.
Denise, Phil, Jason, Meg, and all,
God Bless you and give you strength during this time. Stan was and remains a great person and I must say it was an honor to know him. His presence on earth will be sorely missed by many, many people. You are all in my prayers…
Our deepest sympathies for the Witnik Family from all of the Peecooks here in Georgia. He will be missed by the whole family and all his friends. May God Bless all of you!
Uncle Stan you have always meant the world to me. I will miss you every single day.. You will never know how much we all love you.. Be at peace, I know that you will be watching over us all!
I l ove you
What a great family, built by a great man!
When I was a young 20 something, living on my own, I met Jason & his family. Jason & I became great friends..
His father Stanely was understanding of my life situations and made me feel like family. I spent many nights there, the family would be asleep and Stanely would come to the couch, get me up and make us a sandwhich. He would take time to chat, and offer wisdom without imposing or making me feel young & foolish.
He left a positive effect on me, and what I wanted to father like.
Calm, Generous, Honest & Cool!!!
I now have four kids, two sons, and will celebrate forever, my friend, Jason’s- Great Father!
I look forward to having you out on the road,
riding with us forever!
We will miss you so much we were so lucky to have you in our lives
Love always Carol, Harry,Mitch and Megan
There are no words to describe how much I will miss Uncle Stan, nor how much he means to me. I wish that I had more time with him, but am grateful for the time we did have together. You were one in a million, Uncle Stan, and I love you.
Dear Denise: I was shocked to hear from Jim’s daughter Rhonda that Stanley had passed. I did not see it in the paper as I do not get the Plain Dealer. I would have been to the wake if I had known. before today. Stan was a great guy and wonderful friend to Jim all those years. He was like Jim’s brother. He was a kind and fun person. You two were perfect together. I did not know he had been ill. Wish I could have been there to see him one more time. When you are up to it I hope you will give me a call. If there is anything I can do let me know. I am so very sorry Denise.
I miss and love you soo much!
I miss you so much papa.And I hope you feel alot better.I love you nana.
Stanley (A.K.A Little Stosh)
I think of you often, what a great easy going, wonderful person you are. I am lucky to have known you and your family. You are missed by many.
Love and Prayers, Heather
I miss you Papa. I think of you every day! I know you’re watching over me because i can feel your presence occasionally. I hope you are resting well!