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“Robbie, so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was my Pee Wee hockey coach in 1962. He was such a great , patient teacher and gentleman that I tried to...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Ted Van Sickle - Cambridge, MA


2 of 15 | Posted by: Jay Gledhill - Dover Foxcroft, ME

“Dear Steve, Robbie, and Jorie - Your dad ( and Uncle Jim ) set me on a course of life appreciating hard work and hard play. From my first...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Jeff Helm - Scituate, MA - Friend

“What a great person. It was always a treat to visit Steve and get to know such a great family man ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Murray Williamson - Edina, MN

“I'm so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He was always so sweet to me and had such a warm smile. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Lynn...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Lynn Eaton - Pembroke, NH

“steve-ftorek-was-one-great-guy--a-pioneer-back-in-1960-in-needham-youth-hockey-steve-came-to-the-rink-witha-smile-and-left-with-a-smile-he-was-one-of...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: tom parlato - friend

“We are sorry tp hear about the passing of Steve. He has been a friendly support of the athletes and athletics in Needham.We had both of his children...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Carol and John Bamberry - NH

“sorry to heAR OF THE LOSS OF YOUR DAD, RICHIE TOLD ME YESTERDAY ON THE PHONE. MANY NEDHAM HOCKEY MEMORIES OF THE FTOREKS AND EARLIER IN LITTLE...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“TO Steve, Robbie, JORIE & FAMILY So sorry for your loss.My prayers and Thoughts our with you all.I have many great memories with grandad that I will...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Mark DeCola - New Haven, CT

“Dear Steve, Robbie and Jory and Family, Linda and I have such warm memories of your Dad. Robbie, I remember when we played baseball together he ...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: paul & Linda zaffini - concord, NH

“So sorry for your loss .Our thoughts & prayers are with you.Sincerely, Deb & Stu Irving ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Deb& Stu Irving - BEVERLY, MA

“To the Family, We were sorry to learn of the passing of your Dad. Please accept our condolences. All of you will be remembered in our prayers. ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Bob and Carol Giumetti - Needham, MA

“Mr. Ftorek was a teacher and mentor to me and many other aspiring young hockey players in Needham. Mr. Ftorek used to call me Snow Shoes. He would...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Scott Godfrey - Gaithersburg, MD

“So sorry for your loss Steve, Rob & Jorie...what a good man Dad was...he sure helped me when I was younger and I will always remember that. He loved...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Tom Mellor

“Jorie, only good memories at this sad time. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Jeanne Lynch - Waltham, MA


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Stephen J. Ftorek passed away peacefully on November 24, 2017, two weeks shy of his 98th birthday. He was predeceased by his wife Ruth, the love of his life for 61 years. He was also predeceased by his parents Stephen and Louise Ftorek, his sister Annie, brother Willie, and his precious granddaughter Anna. He is survived by sons Stevie (Tessa) of Eastport, ME and Robbie (Wendy) of Wolfeboro, NH and his daughter Jorie (Patti) of Binghamton, NY. He was the proud Grandad to seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Steve was born in Canton, Ohio and proudly served in the Coast Guard during World War II. Building his own home in Needham led to a fulfilling career in carpentry with his brother-in-law Jim Barton. Steve also coached Needham PeeWee hockey, spending many hours at Tabor rink and making several bus trips to Quebec. His devotion to watching his family play hockey was one of the greatest joys of his life. After retirement, he enjoyed summers at Lake Wentworth in NH, where he swam, water skied, rowed and golfed late into his life. Steve was always willing to lend a hand to any and all who needed it. Visiting hours will be held in the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave, Needham, on Tuesday, November 28th from 5-7 pm. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Joseph Church, 1360 Highland Ave, Needham, on Wednesday November 29th at 10 AM. Interment with Military Honors to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. Thank you to the staff at St Patrick's Manor in Framingham and a special thank you to his caretaker Jayne. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Steve's name to St. Patrick's Manor, 863 Central St., Framingham, MA 01701.

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