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Obituary for Stephen Jacob Menich

Stephen Jacob  Menich
Menich, Stephen Jacob
Passed away September 17, 2015.
Born in Gakova, in the former Yugoslavia in 1924, he emigrated to Canada permanently at age 11 with his parents and has been a resident of Kitchener Waterloo since.
He is predeceased by his wife, Eve (nee Messmer) in 2011, and is survived by his two sons, Stephen (Mary Ellen) and Richard (Toni).
Stephen served in the military in WWII and used his benefits to attend the University of Toronto from which he graduated with a BSc. in Engineering. He joined Sutherland-Schultz, eventually becoming president and owner. Upon the sale of Sutherland-Schultz, he became a partner in Trimaster Manufacturing in Guelph.
Stephen's passion for volunteering and community involvement was sparked after his university graduation and maintained throughout his life. He volunteered in many organizations, serving as chair on numerous committees. He and his wife, Eve, logged many hours running, walking and travelling.
His interest in fitness and sports led to many years with the Kitchener Sports Association as a volunteer, as president of the Kitchener Beavers Professional Hockey Team in the early 1960's and as a president of Kitchener Minor Hockey.

He was selected as a citizen of outstanding merit, and awarded the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship in 2002. He and Eve were honoured at the 11th Annual Mayor's Dinner and also inducted into the Waterloo County Hall of Fame.

Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday and 2-4 p.m. on Sunday at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener (519-749-8467). Memorial services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday, September 21, 2015 in the funeral home chapel to be followed by reception. Cremation has taken place.

As expressions of sympathy, donation to the Kitchener Sports Association, The Working Centre, or the United Way of Kitchener Waterloo and Area would be appreciated (cards available at the funeral home).

Visit www.henrywalser.com for Stephen's memorial.
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