Timothy P. Tapajna

Died: January 29, 2022
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Humenik Funeral Chapel
Tess Tapajna
Jim & Theresa Dubray
Jane gyorki
The Marks Family
Jill Harlan
Kai Pennington
Jen Humphrey
Ava Tapajna
Sarah Gyorki
Lily Pennington
Lily Pennington


TIMOTHY P. TAPAJNA age 62 of Cleveland, passed away peacefully January 29, 2022. Timothy is survived in life by Annemarie his beloved wife of 15 years. Loving father of Ava. Dear brother of Albert Jr. (Vicki), Mike, Mark (Janice), Karen (Michael) Scharfenort, and Tina (Joseph, deceased) Valencik. Cherished and fun uncle to many nieces and nephews and friend to many.

Timothy was a lover of music and an excellent musician. He was the lead singer and guitarist in the local band The Fourteenth Floor. He wrote many of the songs and most of the lyrics. He continued to enjoy and play music till the day of his passing.

The family will receive friends in celebration of Timothy’s life at St. Wendelin Church 2281 Columbus Rd, Cleveland 44113 Monday February 07, 2022 from 10-11, where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM.

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Date: Monday, February 7, 2022

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

St. Wendelin Church


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Date: Monday, February 7, 2022

Time: 11:00 am

St. Wendelin Church



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Died: January 29, 2022

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Tess Tapajna posted on 2/8/22

In memory of Timothy P. Tapajna, Tess Tapajna lit a candle


Courtney Mroczka posted on 2/7/22

So sorry for loss . He always very friendly. He will be missed greatly


Divya Sridhar posted on 2/7/22

Our condolences to Annie and Ava. Tim was just such a wonderful guy! He was always there for events and classes with Ava, and to pick Ava up from school. He was always a kind and sweet person. He will be missed very much.


Mike Uva posted on 2/7/22

Annemarie and Ava, I am so sorry to hear about Tim. I really enjoyed talking to him whenever we ran into each other at CIS events. He seemed like a fun and kind person.


Cheryl Stiffey (Garofolo) posted on 2/5/22

We are so sad for Annemarie and Ava. Also, for my dear friend Karen and the rest of the family. My brother Johnny and I had the pleasure of growing up with the Tapajna family. We have great memories of our many adventures growing up on Sprecher Ave. Hanging out on the Tapajna front porch is one of them mostly because of Timmy. He loved to dance around and sing, making up words for his songs as he went along. Alot of times we would all join in. He made us laugh no matter what we were doing. It is no surprise that he grew up to be a great entertainer/song writer and just an all around good guy. I only wish that I could have danced and sang with him one more time.


Diana and Robert Rynes posted on 2/5/22

To Annemarie, Ava and family, I had the privilege of working with Timmy (As we called him) at Giant Eagle in North Royalton. He could always make you laugh with a clever comment or joke !! He spoke of Annemarie and Ava often. If Ava had any event at school he was more than ready to go! A dedicated family man and friend he will be greatly missed ! Rest In Peace Timmy. With sympathy, Diana and Robert Rynes


Jim & Theresa Dubray posted on 2/4/22

Annemarie. .Theresa and I are so sorry for your loss..In such troubling times we live in..He now will watch over you and your family God be with you..Stay strong!


Barb Nekvinda posted on 2/4/22

Annemarie, I am truly sorry for your loss. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Call on your happy memories to help you through this time.


Jane gyorki posted on 2/4/22

In memory of Timothy P. Tapajna, Jane gyorki lit a candle


The Marks Family posted on 2/4/22

Tim was so full of life, it's hard to imagine him gone. He was a talented singer/songwriter and we enjoyed watching him play with the band. He was also a wicked volleyball player. He was such a great dad and took such delight in Ava... so devoted to both Ava and Annemarie. He was taken too soon and will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him.


Jill Harlan posted on 2/4/22

Tim was such a kind gentle soul& will be missed terribly at North Royalton giant eagle. I enjoyed all the talks in the food court about our kids. I would always take care of you at the front desk,buying fresh vegetables for your Rabbit. Rest easy sweet Tim.. You will be truly missed.💔


Debbie Thomas posted on 2/4/22

I knew Tim from working at giant eagle . He was a very sweet guy that was always willing to help me if I needed it. Was a shock to hear the sad news . My sincere condolences to the family . Test in peace mr. Tim.


Debbie Thomas posted on 2/4/22

So very very sorry for your loss . Tim was a friendly teamember when I worked at giant eagle . So young. So sorry


Kai Pennington posted on 2/4/22

In memory of Timothy P. Tapajna, Kai Pennington lit a candle


Jen Humphrey posted on 2/3/22

Ava it always made me smile to see the both of you together at school events. Your dad was such a kind and caring man and it was obvious you were his pride and joy. Sending you a huge hug. Miss seeing you at Campus! Mrs. Humphrey


Ava Tapajna posted on 2/2/22

In memory of Timothy P. Tapajna, Ava Tapajna lit a candle


Sarah Gyorki posted on 2/2/22

Tim was a generous, thoughtful, caring person. It was always such a pleasure to see him. He loved his family so much. He was a dedicated dad, and just a really good guy - always interested, always friendly and welcoming. We're so, so sorry that he's gone so soon.


Carol Pennington posted on 2/2/22

Our hearts couldn’t be more broken hearing the news of Tim passing. It’s so hard to understand. My family and I couldn’t have been more blessed to have Ava, Annemarie, Tim(and their families) in our family. As moms of a family of triplets… we could not have asked for a better male role model for our children than Tim. Just as he loved and spoiled his little girl, Ava… he did the same with our little girl, Lily. He was always engaging our boys in talks of sports, musical theater, and my personal favorite Pizza. Our world has definitely been made better having had the pleasure of Tim in it. We will miss you, brother. Looking forward to connecting with Tim when we all meet again… rest in paradise


Kai Pennington posted on 2/2/22

Every time I was around him, I felt comfort. He was so sweet and was always involved into what I was doing. “Hey Kai! When’s the next show? I wanna see it!” I am deeply saddened he is gone. I send my love out to Annemarie and Ava.


Lily Pennington posted on 2/2/22

He was a father figure to me and my brothers, we always had a blast with Tim.


Lily Pennington posted on 2/2/22

When he used to take me and his daughter to target and buy bags of French Fries


Stanley Gabriel posted on 2/2/22

My family would like to extend our deepest condolences and sympathies to both Annemarie and Ava. We feel blessed to have crossed paths with Tim during our journey through life. It was always a pleasure seeing and chatting with him during family get togethers. He will be greatly missed. Our most heartfelt sympathies go out to you, Stan, Brigitte and Katie


Julie Beers posted on 2/2/22

Tim was such an awesome dad! He was so involved in Ava’s school life and was always such fun to be around! He will be so missed!