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William R. Stafford

May 30, 1933 — August 19, 2022

William R. Stafford

William R. Stafford, age 89 of Cleveland, peacefully passed away on Friday, August 19, 2022. Beloved husband of the late Gertrude; loving father of Vickie Bammerlin (Mark) and Rodney (Sukyi) and Kory Murray and Lisa Pelletier; devoted grandfather of seven and great-grandfather of thirteen; dear brother of Linda Yerbey (Mel, deceased), Evelyn Spires, and the late Robert; uncle, cousin, and friend to many.

Preceded in death by his parents, Rodney & Letha Stafford (nee Aliff) and step-mother, Margaret Leola Stafford (nee Aliff).

William was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. He had a great sense of humor, the gift of gab, and always extended a helping hand. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, nieces and nephews, and dear friends. CHEERS!

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Disabled American Veterans, 1240 E. 9th Street, Cleveland, OH 44199 or Cleveland Animal Protection League, 1729 Willey Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113 or

Interment with Army Military Honors at 11:15am on Thursday, August 25, 2022, at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Rd., Seville, OH 44273. Meet at the entrance by 11:00am.


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Graveside Service

Thursday, August 25, 2022

11:15 - 11:25am (Eastern time)

Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery

10175 Rawiga Road, Seville, OH 44273

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