Stephen P. Ugrinic, age 69 of Mentor, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family. Steve was born in Cleveland on October 14, 1947 to the late Paul and Stella Ugrinic. He retired in 2006 from the Euclid Fire Department after 32 years of service and was a Member of the IAFF, International Association of Fire Fighters.
Steve is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Rose Ugrinic (nee Wendel); children, Michael Ugrinic, Nicholas Ugrinic, Kellie (Howard) Nelson and Kristie (Anthony) Zappitelli; grandchildren, Faith Nelson, Rylee, Nick and Nathan Zappitelli; siblings, Walter (Janet) Ugrinic and Paula Schauer; mother in law, Theresia Wendel; sister in law, Erika (David) Volpin; brother in law, Karl (Anne) Wendel; many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death his parents, Paul and Stella Ugrinic; father in law, Karl Wendel.
Funeral Mass 12 noon on Monday, January 30th, 2017 at St. Gabriel Church, 9925 Johnnycake Ridge Rd., Mentor. VISITATION 2-6 SUNDAY AT JEFF MONREAL FUNERAL HOME, 6330 CENTER STREET, MENTOR.
Burial at Mentor Cemetery.
2 Replies to “Stephen P. Ugrinic”
Dad you were my first love, my first dance, my first a lot of things. I learned so much from you that words can not express all that you sacrificed for all of your children. Mike and Nick are amazing in brothers and Kristie and Anthony and everyone at Zappitellis is going to be lost without you. You were the most humble and giving man. You always said during this whole time you battled cancer that there were people worse off than you. Dad if only I could have gifted you some of my years. Faith is going to miss her buddy Grandpa Steve. She loved spending time with you and Grandma Rose. I hope that you are in peace now among the Angels. You will forever dad be the wind beneath my wings. I love you from a daddy’s girl forever. Kel