Stephanie Garner/Komarek (Stephanie Pieper) Stephanie died October 4, 2020 at her home in Clearwater, Florida at the age of 79.
Stephanie was born in West Palm Beach Florida and was raised in Malone, New York. It was a small quaint town that she loved to visit until she no longer could.
Stephanie began a radio career at the age of nine and by the time she reached High School she had her own Saturday morning radio show on WICY called Sweet Sixteen. She would interview her fellow classmates and play all the popular 45 rpms. She attended The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York to study Fashion Design
She was a lover of life. Her essence will linger in the memories of those who knew her. She was a gracious friend, a loving mother, and devoted wife. The mere mention of her name will bring a smile to your face and you will most assuredly reply, “Stephanie knew how to throw a party!”
The beginning of her life was dedicated to her four children and the remainder of her life was her personal journey. Being a mother was something that she excelled at. It seemed it was her life’s purpose. After her last child left the nest, she built a rewarding career in Interior Design. She showed us that your life’s purpose never ends… you just make it bigger and better by using all the gifts God blesses you with.
Her strength through adversity was immeasurable as she defied the odds of her illness.
Stephanie is survived by her husband Bob Komarek. As they traveled the world, Stephanie often spoke of the beauty she saw on her travels, but nothing brought her more joy than talking about Bob, the love of her life.
She is also survived by her brothers, Jeff (Melanie) Pieper and Greg Pieper; Her children, Michele (Richard) Marks, Gretchen (Mark) Raymer, Matthew Garner, Allison (David) Bennett; 8 Grandchildren, Van, Kendall, Amanda, Dillon, Noah, Savanna, Canyon, and Madison; Great Grandson Brooks; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many close and dear friends.
A Celebration of Life will be October 17, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens 1750 Curlew Road Palm Harbor, FL 34683. 727-789-2000