Robert M. STEFANKO, Age 53.  Treasured son of Robert F. and Eleanor (nee Danko).  Loved brother of Joseph (Sandi), and Todd.  Devoted uncle of Joey, Sydney, and Jordan.  Dearest nephew of many. 

Robert was a highly regarded employee of Cleveland Coca-Cola Bottling Co., and was a member of the Teamstes Local 293.  He was also a passionate member of the Civil War Preservation Trust.  He was courageous to the very end, and will be solely missed by all.

Mass of Christian Burial, Monday, August 27 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John Bosco Catholic Church.  VISITATION AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD., PARMA (BETWEEN RIDGE AND SNOW) SUNDAY 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. 

If desired, in lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 

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  1. Rudy and Cathi Danko on August 25th, 2012 8:26 pm

    Bob, Eleanor, Todd, Joseph, Sandi and family. Sorry we were not able to be with you in person . Our hearts and prayers go out to one of the best family’s. God knew he took one of the best by taking Bobby. Such a gem of a guy he was and so polite to all. We will pray for all of you and hope to see you soon. Our hearts are broken for you at this time…..All our love,,,Rudy and Cathi We love you all!!!!!!!!!!
    RIP Bobby

  2. Todd Stefanko on August 25th, 2012 8:49 pm

    One of the best brothers a person could of ever asked for. A genuine heart of gold. A smile and laugh that could brighten up the darkest room. For now the memories will have to sustain me. I will never forget you Bob. Until we meet on the battlefield once more and take the troops up the hill, rest peacefully and stand tall until I bring our new orders. Love you my brother and friend. Never forget, ever.

  3. frank & judy lambert on August 26th, 2012 11:23 am

    Dear Joe , Sandi and Childern, Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your brother and uncle. Both Frank & I lost a brother to a very early death and know how hard this can be. May the days ahead bring you peace in the many memories you all have of Robert. God’s love Frank & Judy Lambert

  4. bob boziak on August 26th, 2012 11:43 am


  5. Rhonda Golubski on August 26th, 2012 12:08 pm

    Dear Stefanko Family,

    I am very sorry for your loss. Losing a sibling is hard, a child even harder. Hallie left us 14 yrs ago.

    We get stronger, that is all you can do.
    He Knows he was loved.
    He is at Peace.

    Love Rhonda and Kerrie { neighborhood friends}

  6. Chris Fodor on August 26th, 2012 1:18 pm

    I worked with Bob for 7 years at Coca-Cola. He delivered my orders many times and was always friendly and professional to the core. My condolences to Bob’s family and friends at this terribly difficult time.

  7. Dave Alekna on August 26th, 2012 4:10 pm

    I worked with Bob at Coke for about 10 years. He always found a way to make me laugh and make our job a litlle easier. I am very sorry for your loss.

  8. Ken Salman on August 26th, 2012 9:12 pm

    I worked with Bob At Coke for the last 10 years. Although not in the same department, I would see him often in the plant and share how our days had gone. A great person, great personality, and I could tell he was a genuine family guy. My condolences to the family and close friends. God bless.

  9. antonio ellis on August 27th, 2012 8:10 am

    to my dearest friend bob whom i had the pleasure of working with for the past 12 years,you will be greatly missed… my deepest condolences to the family

  10. Frank Horvath on August 27th, 2012 5:01 pm

    I’m a Heinens receiver, I’ve known Bob for 10yrs. He was a very kind and caring man, always willing to help out in any way. I will miss him.

    I’m very sorry for your loss.

  11. Marie & Jim(Digger) Longaxcre on August 27th, 2012 8:28 pm

    Elli,Bob & Family!
    Our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers go out to you. We didn’t know him but if he was anything like his parents he was a super guy and will be missed. May God bless you!

    Marie & Jim

  12. Marie & Jim(Digger) Longaxcre on August 27th, 2012 8:34 pm

    Elli Bob and family!

    Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you in this time of sorrow. We didn;t know him but if he was anything like his parents, he was a super man and will be misssed! God bless you!
    Peace be with you
    Marie & Jim

  13. Bryan Arbogast on August 28th, 2012 7:03 am

    I worked with Bob for the last 12 years at Cleveland Coke.
    Bob was a great man. I had him as a driver on the east side for a few years. He used to bust my chops, and make me laugh every morning.

    It will be a bit strange not seeing Bob walk across the parking lot, and make a wise crack at me.

    Goodbye Bob…

  14. JULIE AND JOE ABRAHAM on September 1st, 2012 4:53 pm

    Dear folks, So sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers. Love you, Julie and Joe

  15. JULIE AND JOE ABRAHAM on September 1st, 2012 4:58 pm

    Dear folks,

    So sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.

    Love and God bless, Julie and Joe

  16. Stefanko Family on January 30th, 2013 7:05 pm

    Hope you have a great life and we will all see you very soon. Stay Strong and watch over us until we meet again.
    The family is doing great and misses you very much and thinks about you everyday.


  17. Nadia on August 7th, 2018 9:08 am

    To the Stefanko family, I’m very sorry for your loss. No matter how much time passes we still feel the loss of our loved ones and view death as God does, an enemy. (1 Corinthians 15:26) May you find comfort and hope in His promise at Revelation 21:3,4 that shows soon there will be no more death, sickness, or pain, and we can see our lost loved ones again. Please accept my deepest condolences.

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