Rudolph J. Traczyk Jr.

Past Master of Masonic Lodge 735

Rudolph J. Traczyk Jr., 78, of Stow, died Dec. 5, 2013.

He was born in Lafferty on Nov. 20, 1935 to the late Rudolph Sr. and Myrtle Traczyk. He graduated from Case Institute of Technology with a civil engineering degree. He was owner and president of Flame Cutting Systems Inc.

He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, four times Past Master of Masonic Lodge 735 of Cuyahoga Falls, a member of Shriners Clown Unit aka "Pumper" of Tadmor Temple, past Sovereign Prince of Adar Council Princes of Jerusalem Valley of Akron and a board member of Craftsmans Park. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.

He was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Lana Traczyk and daughter-in-law, Carol Traczyk.

Mr. Traczyk is survived by his wife, Sharleen, of 55 years; sons, Rudy, Randy and Jason; daughter, Renee (Ken) Knepp; grandchildren, Andrew Knepp, Paul Knepp and Alisha Traczyk; brother, Joe Traczyk; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service took place.

Newcomer Funeral Home handled the arrangements.