Stella Mary Bednarik

April 20, 1919 - December 15, 2015
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Bednarik, Stella (nee Czenczak), age 96, passed away peacefully on December 15, 2015 at Holy Family Home after a brief stay following a stroke.  She was born on Easter morning, April 20, 1919.  She was raised in Cleveland, living with her devoted daughter and family the last ten years in Brook Park. She was a loving daughter to the late Louis and Victoria Czenczak; dear sister to Ruth Bruss (deceased).  Stella was a very devoted wife and later caregiver to Anthony (deceased) for 63 years.  Amazing mother to Antoinette (Paul) DiPaolo (both deceased), and Louise (Al) Zullo.  Adoring Nani to Monique DiPaolo  (Doug) Carne, of Williamsburg VA; Renee DiPaolo of Portland OR; and Mark Anthony Zullo of Brook Park. Precious Great grandmother of Sierra, Ryley, and Tristan Carne.  Stella faced many hardships in her lifetime but with her Catholic faith and determination she carried on.  She spoiled her family with her phenomenal cooking and baking skills based on her Polish Heritage.  The “stove did not do it.” …it was all Stella!  She was employed by American Greetings for over 32 years while raising her two daughters with her husband Anthony.  Stella was the matriarch of the family, she made sure everyone came first before herself…always loving, always giving. She will be deeply missed by her family.

The family will receive friends in celebration of Stella’s life at Humenik Funeral Chapel, 14200 Snow Rd, Brook Park, on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30AM on Saturday Dec. 19 at Mary Queen of the Apostles Church  Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. The family requests instead of flowers, donations can be made to Holy Family Home, 6707 State Road, Parma OH 44134




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Date: Friday, December 18, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mary Queen of the Apostles Church


6455 Engle Road
Brook Park, OH 44142

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Date: Friday, December 18, 2015

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Humenik Funeral Chapel


14200 Snow Road
Brook Park, OH 44142


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Born: April 20, 1919
Died: December 15, 2015

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Jim, Cary & Jason Kramar posted on 12/17/15

   May Stella - " Rest in Peace "