Richard G Stefanik

Born on December 7, 1942

Departed on January 16, 2020 and resided in Nashville, TN

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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

 

9 Comments to Richard G Stefanik

  1. Kathy Dvorak
    January 18, 2020 10:01 am

    Pat, You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    love, Kathy and Dan Dvorak

  2. Jeanie Bachman
    January 18, 2020 10:36 am

    Pat, praying for you and sending a hug from Ohio. ~JeanieBachman

  3. Beverly J Smith
    January 18, 2020 1:44 pm

    Pat … Larry & I were very surprized to see Richard’s name in the paper … sending hugs, love & prayers to you and the family …..

  4. Marsha Gupton (Nashville First Church of the Nazarene)
    January 18, 2020 2:14 pm

    Pat, I was so sad to read this. I have many fond memories of you and Richard when we were all in Maurice Griggs Singles Sunday School class a First Church. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Buddy Ragsdale DuPont
    January 19, 2020 10:37 am

    Rich was a great man. I was with the group that hiked Mt.Leconte on Rich’s first trip up the mountain.His contributions at work as well as his work ethics were very high.I am fortunate to have known him.

  6. Randy & Rose Ogburn
    January 20, 2020 1:00 pm

    Pat, Randy & I send our deepest heartfelt condolences at your time of great loss. Although we had only met Richard through your kind, loving words spoken about him, it is obvious that you both had an enduring respect and commitment to each other over your many years of marriage. May your sweet memories, God’s endless mercy and love of family & friends guide & comfort you in the days ahead. Hugs to you, my friend.

  7. Jean Ann Raines Shannon
    January 20, 2020 10:25 pm

    Pat, so sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God give you comfort and sweet memories. Sending hugs from all the Raines clan

  8. Jeanie Farley
    January 21, 2020 9:56 am

    Pat, so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family. Hugs, Cousin Jeanie

  9. Sandy and Dianne Whetherholt
    January 21, 2020 8:32 pm

    Sandy and I were so sorry to hear of Richard’s homegoing. You and the rest of the family are in our prayers. He was such a kind and gentle soul.

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