CUYAHOGA FALLS - Albert E. Stiftar passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the age of 89.
Al was born and raised in Cleveland, where he excelled in youth baseball and graduated valedictorian of his Thomas Edison High School class. A longtime resident of Bainbridge (Chagrin Falls), he lived his final years in Cuyahoga Falls. Al was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, retiring from Stock Equipment Company after 30 years of service, spending his following years as a handyman, a source of assistance to all who needed a helping hand, and a font of good humor for his fellow senior citizens in the communities he called home.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Helen (née Jaksa); daughters, Dianne Amburn (Jeffrey) and Robin Stiftar; grandchildren, Christopher (Jennifer) Amburn, Robert Barwacz; great-granddaughter Zoe Amburn; sister-in-law Donna Stifter and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents John and Anna Stiftar (née Kocian); brothers, John, Adolph, Edward, William and Ernest; sisters Josephine Lenarcic, Jennie Liles, Ann Zidonis and Mary Elsie Mc Mahon.
Visitation was held at Redmon Funeral Home. Mass of the Christian Burial was at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, with military honors provided by the U.S. Navy.