Donald R. Stefanick


January 6, 2019

Donald R. Stefanick, 64, of Hazleton, passed away Sunday at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.  Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late Michael and Marcella (Bayarski) Stefanick.

He was a slitter operator at Bemis Company.  In his younger years, he coached Hazleton Little League Baseball.  He had a passion for restoring and modifying trucks and cars and was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time at the lake with his family.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his brothers Robert and Michael Stefanick.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, the former of Donna Jacoby; daughter Christine Whittemore and her husband Roburt, New Milford, PA; son Shawn Stefanick and his wife Misty Kazmierski, Mountaintop; grandchildren Misha, Alexis, and Zander Kazmierski; brother Richard Stefanick and his wife Mary Ann, Weatherly; sisters-in-laws Mary Elaine and Kathy Stefanick; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 11th, at 10 A.M. in St. John the Baptist Polish National Church 748 N. Church St, Hazleton.  Burial will be held in convenience of the family.  The family will receive friends on Friday morning in the church from 9 A.M. until the time of service.

The Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home, 229 W. 12th St., Hazleton, is in charge of the arrangements.  

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