US Army

John R Stefanko

September 2, 1935 ~ January 13, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

John Stefanko Obituary

John R. Stefanko,


Age 87, died Friday January 13, 2023 following a brief illness. A life resident of the Canton area he was the son of the late John E. and Teresa (Arbore) Stefanko. He was a 1953 graduate of Central Catholic High School served in the U.S. Army and retired from Excel Mold and Machine in 1997. He was a member of St. Mary/St. Benedict Catholic Parish and the Canton Moose. John is survived by his wife: Karen (Gordon) Stefanko of the home; sons: Curtis (Lynn) Stefanko of Canton, Timothy Stefanko of Massillon; daughters: Kimberly Stefanko, Melissa (Arthur) Hardy all of Canton; grandchildren: Kyle (Sandy), Justas, Jacob, Zachary; great-grandchildren: Jaylynn and Gracelynn. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister: Patty Liebig and granddaughter: Kendra Stefanko. Funeral services will be Monday at 10:00 am in the Wackerly Funeral Home with Deacon Randy Smith. Burial with military honors will be in Sunset Hills Burial Park. Friends may call Sunday afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the funeral home. Personal condolences are invited on line at:


                                               (Wackerly 330 455-5235)

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January 22, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wackerly Funeral Home
1375 Market Ave North
Canton, OH 44714

Funeral Service
January 23, 2023

10:00 AM
Wackerly Funeral Home
1375 Market Ave North
Canton, OH 44714


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