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Mr. Francis X. Cebula, age 80, of Stamford, CT, passed away February 2, 2021.
Mr. Cebula was born in Jersey City, NJ, on February 28, 1940 to the late Estelle Cebula. He was raised by his beloved late aunt, Bertha Swan. He grew up in the Stamford area alongside his three (adoptive) sisters and one brother. Mr. Cebula attended JM Wright Technical High School where he studied lithography. He graduated in 1958 and went on to work in high-tech printing throughout his entire career. Mr. Cebula eventually retired from Interprocess Services at the age of 62.
Mr. Cebula spent his later years living his dream of RVing around the country. His first RV trip was through Alaska to the Artic Circle where he rode his Kawasaki motorcycle. This trip was the beginning of many years of RV travel. He crossed the country many times visiting numerous historic sites; in recent years, he drove up and down the East Coast of the United States, staying at camp sites along the way where he would work as a camping host, assisting park rangers and fellow campers. He especially enjoyed his stops in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. Mr. Cebula loved being outdoors and would often fish and kayak on his excursions. In March of 2020, Mr. Cebula left his life on the road behind and moved to be with his son in Fayetteville, GA, where he spent the remainder of his life.
Known as a jack-of-all-trades, Mr. Cebula was handy when it came to fixing just about anything. He could easily repair a car, paint and work on plumbing or electrical devices. He was even skilled at carpentry. He was happy to use his skills to help others and was often called on by neighbors when something needed fixing. He was a perfectionist when it came to his projects. Mr. Cebula stayed active throughout his life. He enjoyed his travels and loved riding his motorcycle. His fun and eccentric spirit will be dearly missed by family and friends.
Along with his mother and aunt, Mr. Cebula was preceded in death by his daughter: Janet Cebula; brother: Ray Swaitkowski; sisters: Victoria Hoeppner and Bernice Finney; brother-in-law: Hilbert Pierce; nephew: Robert Pierce. He is survived by his son: Ronald F. Cebula of Fayetteville, GA; significant other: Joan Dwight of Granby, MA; former wife of 33 years: Barbara Cebula of Norwalk, CT; nieces and nephews: Kenneth Pierce, Kevin Pierce, Beth Covino, Barbara Bittman, Robin Thompson, Mark Swaitkowski , Ray Swaitkowski, Marion Bechtle, Joan Swaitkowski, Wendy Swiatkowski, Ed Hoeppner, Susann Gann and his sister-in-law: Joan Swaitkowski.
A memorial service will be held in Mr. Cebula’s honor at a later date. The Cebula family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 1086 Hwy 54 West, Fayetteville, GA. Messages of condolence may be left at www.GeorgiaCremation.com.
Sylviana Levostre says
Accept my sincerest condolences, may his soul rest in perfect peace.
Xiaoqian Li says
Although I don’t know your daddy, I could tell he is a wise man with great personality from the introduction and the picture. Wish him Rest In Peace.
James buynak says
So sorry to here about frank passing away,I enjoyed knowing him for a number of years & working with him in the trade RIP frank.
Your dad looked like a very happy man. I didn’t know he was a Jersey guy.
I’m sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences to you and your family.
Robin Finney Thompson says
My deepest sympathy for losses you have endured this past year. I have fond childhood memories of your father at our family holiday parties and Boy Scout outings he took me and my sister too. Also he always came with my mom to pick berries in the summer. The summer he spent at my house he built me a closet organizer which was perfect and emptied my job jar. He could fix anything- or just make a new one! Hoping with time, a gentle peace will return to your life.
It hat summer will forever be dear to me.
Pete Romsky says
My uncle Frank was a great mentor jack of all trades . Always a handy man . I was truly blessed to have him as my uncle . All my uncles on Mothers and Father side were tradesmen. Thank you for your knowledge and passion to do it yourself way of life . love you and will miss you❤️
Susan Sodaro says
I am truly sorry for your loss Ron. Uncle Frank was a huge factor in all us kids growing up. He got to see the world in his own way.
I use to tell my kids I was going RVing and told my kids I was going to park in their driveways. EJ told me he wasn’t going to have a driveway. LOL, You were a great son to him and now Janet has a buffer for her and grandma.
Joan Swiatkowski says
Dear Ron and Aunt Barbara my heart goes out to the both of you. So many memories of your Dad, both in my childhood days and as an adult. He will be missed.
Marion Bechtle says
Franny will always haves special place in my heart, he was like the older brother I never had.I will cherish all the fun times we shared, especially his stopover stays in Virginia with me on his way through. He will be greatly missed I’m sending my love and thoughts to the family.
Henrietta & Art Adams says
Dear Estelle and family, So sorry to read of Franny passing. Our deepest condolences to you all. He will be missed but not forgotten . Think of all the fond memories with him. May he rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers for you and the family. God will give you strength and peace during this difficult time. Fondly, Henrietta & Art Adams.
Stacey Buynak Pelletier says
Ron, so sorry to hear about your Dad. I have so many fond memories of him hanging out with my Dad. May he rest in peace.
Estelle Pierce says
Dear Ron and Barbara, Gone but never forgotten! So many memories and happy times growing up with Fran and remembering special occasions and his made up songs when we did the dishes, I,ll always hold dear, give all are love ones hugs and my love, until we’re together again, I loved you dearly, Sis Estelle. In Memory- Those we love don,t go away, they walk besides every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed, and very dear. Rest In Peace ,Dear Fran.
dave offenhartz says
Sorry to have heard this news. I remember meeting your Dad when you and i drove down to atlanta for school one time….may the four winds blow you safely home….