We will deeply miss Steve Trudick, dear friend of our monastery and of the Shrine of Our Lady of Mariapoch, who passed away Wednesday, January 25, at the age of 86. For years, every day after leaving work at his lumber mill, Steve drove to the shrine to pray, up until cancer kept him out of the driver's seat last year. But he could still often be seen in the passenger seat of caretakers' cars as they pulled into the shrine driveway. Steve supported the shrine in countless ways, especially making sure that the many grassy acres of the shrine grounds were mowed. Whenever we asked him for wood for monastery projects, he would interrupt us before we could finish our request, saying, "Just give me the dimensions!" We will miss his smile, humor, stubbornness and love. May God grant to His servant, Stephen, blessed repose and eternal memory!
Viewing, Sun. Jan. 29, 2-4 p.m. & 6-8 p.m. at Russell Sly Funeral Home, Middlefield, Ohio (Parastas service at 3 p.m.). Viewing, Mon. Jan. 30, 10-11 a.m., at St. Joseph Byzantine Catholic Church, 8111 Brecksville Rd., Brecksville, Ohio, followed by the Funeral Liturgy at 11 a.m. Interment at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon, Ohio. Obituary