George J. Stephens, age 65, of Cleveland, Ohio entered Eternal Rest on November 5, 2014 surrounded by his family after a brief illness.
He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 25, 1948 to the late George H. Stephens and the late Adrienne De Bie. He started working at the completion of tenth grade in the automotive industry. He married his wife of almost 46 years Barbara Ann Lott on November 15, 1968. He worked for the last 14 years at Sherwin Williams and part time for a local security firm. While working security he took great pride in escorting the women to their cars just to make sure they were safe. George was a gentleman who was known for his love of the outdoors especially fishing and catching night crawlers after soaking down his yard. He also enjoyed gardening, and driving race cars. He was known around the neighborhood as “Mr. Fix It”. George was an avid sports fan always watching and rooting for the Cleveland Browns and Indians. Most will remember him for his love of Tinker Bell and that his favorite color was pink. However; most importantly George loved spending time with his family and 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
He is survived by his wife Barbara, four sons and one daughter: Brian (Melissa), Demetrius ”Meech” (Jessica), Joshua, and Joe Putney, Tabitha (Eric) Brown; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by three sisters: Ann Coughlin, Kathy Ciolfi, and Kelly Williamson and friends.
Family and friends will be received from 4-8 PM Monday, November 10, 2014 in the Bodnar-Mahoney Funeral Home, 3929 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113.
Services will be held at 7:30PM Monday, November 10, 2014 at Bodnar-Mahoney Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made in honor of George to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, www.cancer.org.
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Brian, your dad’s obituary tells the story of a thoughtful, caring, hard-working man and loving father … the kind of man and father you’ll be one day. Praying for you and your family. And as for Missy, she reminds me of an old Tammy Wyatt song … Stand By Your Man. Love you both, prayers and love to your mom and family.
Patti Schauer Puckett
What a beautiful, endearing tribute to your father. Admittedly, I didn’t know your Dad, nonetheless. ..as someone who has recently lost her father and as someone who adores and loves your wife….I send you love and prayers and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days, weeks, and months as you work through the hole that will remain in your heart. Grief and loss is a journey it’s an unknown road that only you c as n travel. With love & support from family and friends. ..you will come through. It’s not always easy, that’s normal Brian. Cry when you feel like crying. ..grieve as you need to. You’re in my prayers
My deepest condolences to his family and friends. George was a great guy and he will be missed. I wish I saw his obituary sooner. I would have attended the funeral.