Visitation for Mr. Richard G. Stefanik, age 77, of Nashville, TN will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM at West Harpeth Funeral Home & Crematory. Mr. Stefanik passed from this life on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at The Lodge at Natchez Trace.
Mr. Stefanik was born on December 7, 1942 to the late George and Mary Stefanik. He worked as a Mechanical Specialist at the Dupont Cumberland Regional Office for over 40 years. He enjoyed spending time in the Smokey Mountains where he had hiked Mt. Leconte over 30 times. He also enjoyed white water canoeing. Richard was also a season ticket holder for the Nashville Predator for several years. His favorite music was Bluegrass, especially the older singers and the stringed instruments.
Richard is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Stefanik; one brother, Robert Stefanik (Darla); three nephew’s, Christopher Stefanik (Marissa),Derek Whitten (Kristy), and Paul Ledyard; three nieces, Lynette King, Valerie Atwood (Lincoln), and Carrie Guillen (Chris); three great nephews, Hayden Whitten, Cary Turner, and Gavin Ledyard; eight great nieces, Rose Stefanik, Emily Whitten, Bethany Whitten, Katie Whitten, Ashley Ledyard, Madisyn Ledyard, Payton Ledyard Danica Pack, and Jazlin Guillen; three sister's-in-law, Lynn King, Mary Jo Ledyard, and Paulette Whitten; and two brother's-in-law, Donald King and Larry Ledyard.
The family wishes to thank the incredible staff at The Lodge at Natchez Trace, where he had lived for the last 11 months and Avalon Hospice for their support in his last days. Memorial contributions should be made to Peterson Foundation for Parkinson’s.www.petersonforparkinsons.org