Stephen J. SzarazMay 17, 2017 ~ May 15, 2017
Stephen J. Szaraz, age 84. Beloved husband of the late Irene B. (nee Borga); dear father of Stephen C. (wife Gretchen Landwehr), Anne Staats (husband Chris), and Elizabeth Amy Lux (fiancée Vernon Buckley); grandfather of Frances and Louisa Szaraz, Dylan and Stephen Staats, and Catherine and Nicholas Lux; brother of Roseanne Walsh and Suzanne Howard. Stephen was educated in Bedford at St. Mary’s, attended high school at University School, and graduated from Harvard College. He was involved in the rich musical life of Cleveland for many years as a performer and voice teacher before he began a second career as Finance Director at University School, where he worked until his retirement. Stephen was known for a warm voice and a jovial attitude and his deep love for family and friends. Private interment. The family will receive friends Sunday, 3-6pm at Maher-Melbourne Funeral Home, 4274 Mayfield Rd. (at Belvoir Blvd.), South Euclid (216)382-4500. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts to Cleveland Animal Protective League, 1729 Willey Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113 or University School Financial Aid Fund, 2785 SOM Center Rd., Hunting Valley, OH 44022.