STANLEY J. GWIAZDA age 56, walking hand in hand with God as of Thursday, June 25, 2020. Beloved husband of Tammy (nee Wilken); dear father of Samantha Wilken; loving grandfather of A.J. and Asher; dearest brother of Cheryl Dudek (Chuck), Cathy Prucha and Stephen (Karen); cherished uncle of Marissa Gold (Daniel), Alyssa and Johny Prucha; Stephanie, Kellie and Kimberlie; Chloe and Carly Dudek; cousin to many; best friend of Toby and Deuce; dear and close friend of Bill W. and Dr. Bob. Stanley was preceded in death by his mother Caroline and father Stanley. Stanley was born on November 1, 1963; From the beginning Stan loved to take things apart and figure out how they worked. His preschool teachers would often send home toys that had to be rebuilt and his dad often had to reassemble the phone, toilet and stove that Stan fixed; He loved tools and building things; He had the ability to look at a piece of scrap and turn it into something useful many times over; He was a friend to so many; Loyal and generous with his time, tools, skills and attention; He could find a solution to everything; His phone never stops ringing; Unless he is with friends at Cook’s Forest, his outdoor utopia; Honest to a fault and stubborn. He was open to listening to any plan and then would do it his own way. He had a great sense of humor and would often plot pranks and tricks; Stan and Tammy were never apart; She was his best friend, greatest love, nurse, apprentice (at times) and confidant; He finally found true love.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 10:00 am at St. Colman Catholic Church, 2007 West 65th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44102. Donations can be made to Cleveland AA Central Office, 1557 St. Clair NE, Cleveland, Ohio 44114, (216) 241-7387.