Stefan Nicolae Tandara


Stefan Tandara

Stefan Tandara

Stefan Nicolae Tandara, 69, passed away at his home on November 22, 2015.

Funeral Service will be 11:00 am Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS 913-856-7111. Burial will follow at Edgerton Cemetery, Edgerton, KS. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am Wednesday, November 25, 2015 before the service at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions may be made to Gentiva Hospice.

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Stefan was born September 8, 1946 to Charlotta (Petrescu) and Gheorghe Tandara in Drobeta Turnu Severin, Romania. He grew up in Romania and finished College of Electromechanical in Bucarest, Romania. He escaped the Communist regime in 1982. He was sponsored by a church in Kansas City, KS, moving to the United States in 1984. Stefan earned his US citizenship in 1989. Stefan married Karen Moore on September 5, 1997 in Olathe, KS. Stefan was a furrier for Alaskan Fur. He later drove a truck for Swift Transportation in Edwardsville, retiring after 10 years. Stefan was a member of the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church of Overland Park, KS. He had a wonderful sense of humor, enjoyed life, traveling and camping. Stefan loved his family dearly, and he will be missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Gheorghe. Stefan is survived by his wife Karen, of the home; children: Laura Tandara-Kuhns and Peter of Boston, MA, Adriana Sarris and Grant of Leawood, KS, and Lucian Tandara and Martha of Prairie Village, KS; former wife Urania Apostolou of Leawood, KS; step children: Kelli Demaline and Jody of Gardner, Tara Stoker and Joe of Gardner and Jeffrey Schick and Michale of Scranton, KS; brother Teodor Tandara of Orsova, Romania, sister Stefania Radescu of Drobeta Turnu Severin, Romania; 21 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

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