Boryczka, Stanley B.

Stanley (Stan) B. Boryczka, age 70 (aka Dad, Papa, Butch, Big Guy, Jacko, Stan the Concrete Man, and Stan the Man) passed away peacefully surrounded by family on November 20th, 2022, at Thomas P. Perciak Family Residential Hospice, in Strongsville, OH.

Born August 23rd, 1952 in Cleveland, OH, to Stanley R (Chuck) and Frances S (nee Kruczek), he grew up in Seven Hills, OH and was a 1971 graduate of Normandy High School.  He married Marie (nee Zimmer) on May 11th, 1973 in Brecksville, OH.

Stan worked for 24 years at the Aluminum Smelting and Refining, Certified Alloys company, and then went onto start his own business, B&H Construction, with his cousin Tom Haberny, in 1997.  His mathematical mind and jovial demeanor helped drive the company’s success over the past 25 years.  During this time, B&H poured millions of yards of concrete and he was still working and lining up jobs about a month before his passing.

In his spare time, you could find Stan at dinner with Marie and their many, MANY friends, at the Jack Casino, Terry’s Pub, at a golf course, wintering in The Villages, FL or napping on the couch.  However, his favorite thing to do was just hanging out with his family and grandchildren.  He had the biggest heart and would help anyone who needed it and could be counted on for a good story, great advice and a laugh!!

Stan is survived by the best wife (his words) of 49 years Marie, daughters Tina (Brian) Topka and Amanda (Ricky Heang) Boryczka; son Jason Boryczka; grandchildren Ava and Troy Topka, Riley Robertson and Alexander and Cameron Heang; in-laws Donna Cancilliere, Elizabeth St Andrassy, Bill Zimmer and Bobby (Donna) Zimmer; niece Danielle Horvath; great-nephew Evan Van Vorhis; lifelong friend Gary (Barb) Mikoch; many loving nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, loving sister Jeanne Zerga, brother Allan (who passed in infancy), sister-in-law Kathleen Pucci and brothers-in law Peter Zerga, Tony Cancilliere, Mike Pucci and Bill St Andrassy.

Stan’s life will be celebrated with a Catholic Mass on Monday, December 5th, 2022 at 10:30am at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 923 Pearl Road, Brunswick, OH with Father Bob Stec presiding.  A luncheon will be held immediately afterwards at St Ambrose’s Hilkert Hall.  Burial will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to St Ambrose’s Christmas flower fund in honor and memory of Stan.

He was loved by many and his big heart, great smile and big laugh will be missed by all.  As he told his family – he is off to his next adventure.  Rest in Heaven Big Guy.  Go Browns!

Posted in Obituaries.


  1. My blessings and prayers go out to you and your family on this day to find strength and comfort for your loved one. Someone once told me that those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday……unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear, Thinking of you.
    Love ,
    Jimmy and Ruby Tyree

  2. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. You’re in my thoughts and prayers. Just remember, he will be with you always !! Thinking of you, Amanda, and your family.

    Love .
    Susan Suhoza

  3. Amanda,

    We’re thinking of you in this challenging time. May you find comfort in the good memories.


    Hinda Cohn

  4. I learned about the loss of Stanley yesterday. I am very sorry about this difficult time for all of you. As a teenager I worked for Stanley at Aluminum Smelting, stacking bricks in the furnaces and pouring concrete, and replacing the rooftops. Stanley always kept me safe at work. As I work with the youths now in at Allied Security, Penn Station and Domino’s, I am able to pass some of the things Stanley taught me down to them. My heart hangs heavy in my chest.

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