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John Joseph Stafiej

June 17, 1948 April 28, 2019
John Joseph Stafiej
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Obituary for John Joseph Stafiej

John J. Stafiej, of Highland, MI, died while in the loving care of his family on Sunday morning, April 28, 2019. He was 70 years of age.

John J. Stafiej was born in Dearborn, MI. on June 17, 1948 to parents, John and Martha (nee. Czarnota) Stafiej. John was raised on Hartwell in Detroit and attended St. Alphonsus Catholic School in Dearborn. John earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in History from Eastern Michigan University and graduated within the class of 1970. John's childhood home on Hartwell was a couple of houses down from Marie Rose Dubicki’s grandparents home, yet they never crossed paths. The two eventually met in 1967 at a family friend's wedding through an introduction from John's cousin, courted and were married at St. Alphonsus Church on May 19, 1973. Their wedding party consisted of 17 family and friends with a reception celebration of over 700 at the Holy Cross Knight's of Columbus in Detroit. John and Marie moved to Highland, MI in 1974 where they raised their three children; Jason, Alicia and Megan. John taught within the Farmington Public School district for 37 years and retired in 2010. With John's love of history and camping, family summer vacations were planned to historical sites throughout North America. John was a Star Trek, Star Wars and Old Western movie buff, but, had a special love for Lionel trains which he shared with his five grandchildren. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Marie; children, Jason (Jennifer) Stafiej, Alicia (Kent) Riser and Megan (Matthew) Vasas; grandchildren, Tyler, Jacob, Mackenzie, Adam and Mason; brother, Ron (Denise) Stafiej; god daughter, Jessica Stafiej; father and mother-in-law, Walter J. and Rose Dubicki as well as many close friends and extended family members.

John is preceded in death by his father, John Stafiej (d. 2012) and mother Martha Stafiej (nee. Czarnota, d. 2004).

Visitation will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, MI on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 1-8 PM. Scripture Service at 7 PM.

Funeral Mass at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 2201 South Old U.S. 23 Highway, Brighton, MI 48114, on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 11 AM with gathering beginning at 10AM. Father David Howell to officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association, the American Liver Foundation and the American Cancer Society.

For further information please phone Lynch And Sons at 248-684-6645

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1:00 PM 5/2/2019 1:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/2/2019 8:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Scripture Service at 7:00PM

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States





11:00 AM 5/3/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church

2201 South Old U.S. Highway 23
Brighton, MI 48114

Gathering to begin at 10AM

St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church
2201 South Old U.S. Highway 23 Brighton 48114 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Diabetes Association

P.O. Box 15829
Alexandria, VA 22215-0829

American Liver Foundation

American Cancer Society

20450 Civic Center Drive
Southfield, MI 48076

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