Sophie A. (Papez) Stafinski

June 18, 1920 ~ December 2, 2021 (age 101)


Sophie A. Stafinski, the youngest of 13 children, passed away on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 101 years old.  She was born in Cleveland, OH and moved to Medina, OH after marrying her husband, John who passed away in 2004. Life on the farm was tough at first, but the city girl turned farmer in no time.

She was the proud mother of five children; Jeanette (Barry) Krebs, John (Linda, dec.) Stafinski, Jr., Thomas Stafinski (Molly Nye), Paul Stafinski, and Diane Holmes (Bob Badger).  She leaves behind her grandchildren Christopher Hawkins, Dawn Schismenos (Paul), Jamie (Lara) Stafinski, Melissa Holmes, Michelle (Jon) Harris, Alecia (Neil) St. Germain, Tyler (Catharine) Stafinski and Nikki Lee Stafinski, great grandchildren, Jacob Stafinski, Noah Schismenos, Brock and Noah Birce, Neila and Jack St. Germain, Cody, Campbell, Carlynn and Cate Stafinski and Jordan Hawkins.

Visitation will be from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at the Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road Valley City with a Prayer Service at 10:30 AM with Rev. Dan Reed, officiating.  Burial will follow at St. Martin of Tours Cemetery.

A very special thank you from the entire family to Molly Nye for the years she spent caring for mom until the time that she was placed in memory care.  Thank you also to Hospice of Western Reserve for your care and guidance.


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December 7, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Bauer Funeral Home
2089 Columbia Road
Valley City, OH 44280

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