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I want to offer my sympathy and prayers for Steve's family. He was a wonderful help at Chambers with my parents' funeral. What a blessing for us and for the Chambers family.


Posted by: David Watson, SJ - Detroit, MI   Apr 30, 2020

Steve was a very good man who represented the very best of St. Ignatius High School's alumni.

It was always good to see Steve at the Irish Festival, the funeral home, Ignatius or anywhere else.

Our deepest sympathy to Steve's family.

The coronavirus prevented us from attending the wake or funeral.

Terry and Maureen Gravens


Posted by: Maureen and Terry Gravens - Rocky River, OH   Mar 25, 2020

Dear Fran and the entire Tirpak Family-

How sorry we are to hear of Steve's passing. As each of you know, he was a great guy --- always looking to help whoever he could especially in times when our loved ones passed away. His chosen career of being a Funeral Director was not just his job, it was his passion -- and he utilized every skill he had to be the best, even outside of the workplace.

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Posted by: Tom Frank - Westlake, OH - friend   Mar 25, 2020

Dear Tirpak Family,

We were so sorry to hear about your Father Stephen. He was obviously a joy to all of you, which showed in all of your family.

The Barrett's from Westlake


Posted by: Anne Barrett - Westlake, OH - friend   Mar 21, 2020

Steve and all the Tirpaks: My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Our shared faith teaches us that we will be reunited in faith never to be separated. Be open to your husband, dad and grandpa's love for, just as you continue to love him, he continues to love all of you! You were so blessed! You have my sincerest sympathy.


Posted by: David Briggs - Cleveland, OH   Mar 21, 2020

Frannie,
How sad you must be. If it were possible, I would wrap my arms around you so you would know that the years that have passed since we played badminton in our front yard did not diminish my feelings for my "best friend." My thoughts and prayers encircle you and your family. May the warmth and new life manifested in Springtime bring you comfort. He lives in the peace of Jesus.

Elaine Plichta Lassiter


Posted by: A friend   Mar 20, 2020

Fran & family, please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Steve. He was always such a kind, friendly and deeply caring person who will be missed by all who knew him. May he RIP until you meet again and know that you are in my prayers.


Posted by: Mary Ellen & Jeff Wiggenhorn - North Ridgeville, OH - acquaintance   Mar 20, 2020

Steve has always been a personable, likable gentleman. Ray enjoyed his camaraderie at St. Ignatius in the 50's and then a lifelong friendship. He will be very missed by Ray and I and our entire family. We, also, were married on November 16, 1963. Please accept our most sincere condolences to you, Francine, and all your dear family.


Posted by: Ray Mitchell - No. Ridgeville, OH - friend   Mar 19, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. I have found memories of the hair salon day. May he rip with our lord . May his memory be eternal.


Posted by: Rosie DeLuca Trunkett - North Ridgeville, OH   Mar 17, 2020

We are all sorry for the loss of such a fine man who had a positive impact upon many others, and thankful for the impressive legacy he has left behind. We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.


Posted by: Tom Fayen Family - Fairview Park, OH   Mar 17, 2020