Lawrence Francis Ciupak passed away peacefully on May 6, 2022. He was born in 1934 to Louis and Joyce Ciupak in Toronto, Ontario, and grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario.
In 1954, Lawrence called Stella Krupa on the telephone, introduced himself and asked her on a date. They wed in 1959, and she was the love of his life and his best friend and partner during their 62-plus year marriage. In addition to Stella, his greatest joys were his children, Tom (Kathy) Ciupak, Susan Ciupak, and Karen (Mark) McConnell, and his grandchildren, Olivia Ciupak, Claire Ciupak, Chloe Ciupak, Matthew McConnell and Megan McConnell (Richard Parsons).
Lawrence graduated from the University of Buffalo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, and spent his career as a mechanical design engineer. He had a gift for drawing and art, and loved to design and build furniture. He could fix anything, and spent many of his visits to his children on improvements for their homes.
He also loved golf, vodka, licorice, bowling, golf, beer, jigsaw puzzles, model trains, model planes, crossword puzzles, playing on his computer, and did we mention golf? His favorite activity was golf, especially after his retirement, with Stella, his son Tom, his son-in-law Mark, and his grandson Matt. Lawrence was a kind man who loved to talk and laugh, and he made friends with everyone he met.
Lawrence is survived by his wife Stella, his children and grandchildren, his sister Gerry Pogoda, and his brother Norman (Lorraine) Ciupak. His family will love and miss him every day, as to us he will be the “head of our herd” forever. Rest in peace Dad.
Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 13, 2022 at 10:00 AM at St. Ignatius Chapel, 4715 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix. Family welcomes all to a luncheon following services to be held at 2211 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix.
We are so sorry for you loss. May your memories help comfort you during this time. Sending hugs and prayers to the entire Ciupak family.
Clark, Cyndi and Nicholas Badie
Our hearts go out to you in this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
May God bless you,
Steve and Patti
Susan, Karen, Mark, and all your family,
We are sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We like the obituary – your dad sounds like a very special man.
Karen Curosh and Bob Coltin
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
May God Bless you and bring you comfort.
Dear Susan, Karen and Family:
My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
Gareth John Green
Deepest condolences to Tom and family on the passing of your father. Gareth John Green
Marlene Sheremetta (nee Burch).
My Heartfelt Condolences & Prayers of Healing to The Cuipak Family (Stella).
So sorry for your loss. Lawrence was the best they ever came. God Be With You Stella and
with Your Children….In Jesus Name. AMEN
My long lost family NORMIE & GERALDINE. (SO SORRY FOR THE LOST OF YOUR BROTHER LAWREMCE. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AS WELL. From Erie St. St. Catharines. Never To Be Forgotten.
Please get my email and email me please and thanks . Marlene Sheremetta (Burch) 7 Erie St. then
(NORMIE and GERADINE) both of you please get my email address and email please.
Auntie Stella, Karen, Susan, Tom & Family ~
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Dear Uncle Lawrence.
My deepest sympathy, you are all in my thoughts.
Take care of yourselves.
June Beland (The Late Walter( NEE BURCH
Im sending my Prayers and Condolences to Geraldine (sister of Lawrence) and the whole family.
Sorry to hear the loss of your brother Lawrence.
Hope you Gerry still remember me from
7 Erie St. St. Catharines, Ontario. Canada MANY YEARS AGO
We sure share a lot of memories. My husband Walt past away 1 year ago.
He would have been 90 Next Feb.
You can get my email from my sister Marlene as she has given it out.
God Bless and Healing to the Cuipak Family of many.
Blessing from June Beland (BURCH)
Now residing in Kalispell, MONTANA.
(living you my sisters email for now.)