“Daddy’ll fix it”
That was the phrase that we all said, at least once a day. No matter what it was, Daddy would fix it or would offer advice on how to do it. He might get to it that day, or it might take a few weeks or months or years, but he would fix it, and always better than it was before.
He would go to work all day and come home and work on everything that needed fixed when he got home. Sometimes it was stuff we broke, sometimes it was stuff he was building. He liked to take his time and make sure it was done perfectly, frequently stopping to take breaks to take a step back & stare at it, carefully planning out what he was going to do next.
Which is why we are all still in shock and disbelief that he had to leave us so suddenly and so soon. The man who would plan everything from how many miles he got out of that last tank of gas he bought to exactly how many 2x4s he would need to finish building the camp in Tidioute.
We are all completely shocked, devastated, broken and speechless. Just waiting and hoping that this is a dream and that he will come home from work, and fix everything.
Eric A. Stofan, Sr. passed suddenly on August 21, 2018, Age 55. Eric was a resident of North Fayette Township and formerly of Rosslyn Farms, PA. Beloved husband of Mary Catherine (Lesniak) Stofan; Loving father of Mollie (Chris) Himes, Eric Jr. (Amanda), Catherine, Alex and Kristen Stofan; Son of Verna and the late Andrew P. Stofan; Brother of Lori (Gary) Roveson and Gary Stofan. Family and friends will gather at Holy Trinity Church 5718 Steubenville Pike Robinson Township, PA 15136 on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 9:45 for a 10:00 am Mass of Christian Burial. Interment in St. Columbkille Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Joseph M. Somma Funeral Home, Robinson Twp.