CUYAHOGA FALLS – Shirley Ann (Phillips) Stofka, 87 of Cuyahoga Falls passed away November 17, 2020, at her home, surrounded by her family.
She was born October 5, 1933, in DuBois, Pennsylvania to the late Henrietta and Frank Phillips. Shirley graduated from DuBois High School in 1951. She met her beloved husband of 52 years, David Sr. while they were working at Ohio Bell in Akron. David always says it was love at first sight. They married on October 19, 1968, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Cuyahoga Falls, where they have remained members.
Shirley was an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles, word jumbles and she loved chocolate, potato chips and pierogies. Her greatest love was her family.
She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, Bill Phillips, sister, Beverly Phillips and sister-in-law and brothers-in-law, Julie and Rudy Bauer, and Paul Williams. She is survived by her husband, son, David Jr. (Jessica) Stofka of Stow, daughter, Sue Stofka (Eric Klingensmith) of Cuyahoga Falls, grandchildren, Julia, Andrew, and Emily, sister, Lorraine Williams of Fairlawn, brother, Frank Phillips of Cuyahoga Falls, sister-in-law, Ramona Phillips of Highland Park, IL, as well as countless friends and loved ones.
Cremation has taken place. A private graveside service will be held, and a celebration of life will be scheduled at a later time.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church in Cuyahoga Falls or Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeast Ohio.