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Thomas Stepic

August 4, 1940 - August 2, 2021
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Thomas A. Stepic, 80, of Scio, passed away in Park Village Healthcare Center on August 2, 2021.

Born in Cleveland on August 4, 1940, he was the son of the late Anthony Victor and Marjorie (Carmen) Stepic.

After graduating from high school, Tom joined the United States Air Force where he honorably served his count…

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Thomas A. Stepic, 80, of Scio, passed away in Park Village Healthcare Center on August 2, 2021.

Born in Cleveland on August 4, 1940, he was the son of the late Anthony Victor and Marjorie (Carmen) Stepic.

After graduating from high school, Tom joined the United States Air Force where he honorably served his country from 1958 to 1962. On September 23, 1961, Tom married the love of his life, the former Anne Kitto, who he met in England while serving overseas.

Professionally, Tom served as a firefighter for the City of Cleveland for 27 years prior to his retirement in 1991 as a Battalion Chief.

Twenty years ago he fell in love with the property they live on near Tappan Lake. After years of love and thousands of hours of hard work, the old “cow pasture” became a haven full of beauty and peace for he and Anne, and his Pride and Joy.

He is survived by his wife, Anne; his children, Matthew Stepic of Broadview Heights, Lisa (Bernie) Kainec of Hinkley, and Michael (Karen) Stepic of Uniontown; his siblings, David (Barbara) Stepic of Brooklyn, Ohio, and Barbara (William) Farland of Colorado; and grandchildren, Kaelyn, Laura, and Anthony Stepic, and Bernard III, Samantha, Charles and Natalie Kainec.

No public visitation or services are scheduled at this time. Geib Funeral Services in Dover are entrusted with Tom’s cremation care.

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Born: August 4, 1940
Died: August 2, 2021

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Jerry Madden posted on 8/11/21

To the Stepic family, Tom was one of the classiest menI I had the privilege to serve with on the Cleveland Fire Department. He was truly a great boss and friend. I am very proud to say he was friend. Go in peace, Tom your work here is done. May God Bless his family. Your loss will be great but he is watching out for you. Jerry Madden & Family.

 

Raymond Srnick posted on 8/11/21

One of the best BC’S &firefighter I worked with and for. Sorry to see him go. Many sympathies to his family. May our prayers be with you

 

Max Kozlowski posted on 8/11/21

Tom was very professional in the way he did things. May he Rest In Peace.

 

Edward Whatley posted on 8/11/21

Condolences to the Stepic Family.

 

Frank Faulhaber posted on 8/8/21

I worked with Tom in 1982 at old Engine 10 located at 105 & Euclid. The next year I was assigned to Engine 7 at 37th and Woodland ave. Tom was a Battalion Chief for that area. We had many Fires and Emergencies back then, and when Tom Stepic was there and in Command, you knew that he was one of the best Chief’s you could have in charge of any situation. He would take care of the men under his command and the citizens that he served. Rest in Peace Chief. Frank Faulhaber North Royalton, Ohio

 

Dee Ann Horstman posted on 8/7/21

Condolences! We met them many years ago on The Conotton Creek Bike Trail!

 

William Yagl posted on 8/6/21

Sorry for your loss, Tom was always a gentleman., Toms cousin Bill Yagl,

 

Andrea Fanti posted on 8/6/21

Anne, I am so sorry to learn about the loss of your husband. Please accept my sincere condolences.

 

Michelle Ensslin posted on 8/5/21

Life on the hill will not be the same. I could always tell what time of day it was with the sound of the four wheeler 9-9:30am getting the newspaper 12-2pm checking the mail and 7-8 pm running property line checking things out. Our garage doors being up as signal that all is good on this side. Keeping a eye on each other as we mow the grass. I will forever miss you. You were loved more then words can say.

 

Donna Moody-Claymont Public Library posted on 8/5/21

Anne, We are so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. May God wrap his loving arms around you and your family during this difficult time. Sending hugs and prayers your way.

 

Linda Angel Rice posted on 8/4/21

Dear Anne and Family,May God hold you in the palm of His hand and give you courage and strength as you mourn Tom's loss. Our hearts ache with yours and hope that you may receive some comfort in knowing that Tom is now without pain and resting in the arms of a loving God. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help - a loving hug, a shoulder to cry on, a phone call, a visit. Our love and prayers are with you. Jim and Linda Rice

 

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 8/4/21

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Thomas A. Stepic, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Air Force Veteran, Thomas A. Stepic, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

 

Julie Robinson posted on 8/3/21

Mike and Karen, I’m so sorry for your loss! Sending hugs and prayers.

 

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