Tina M. Stief, 65, of Grove City passed away on Saturday, June 18th, 2022 in her home with loved ones after losing her long battle with frontotemporal dementia. She was born May 24th, 1957 in Reading, PA Berks County, a daughter of the late Robert H. and Kathleen (Masonis) Ladd.
Tina was a founding member of Years of Tears Foundation and an outspoken advocate for The National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children. She earned her Associates of Science degree while holding down a career as an Accounts Payable Manager for Johnson and Johnson, a part time job and raising her 3 sons. Tina instilled in her children the qualities of compassion, determinations and work ethic by demonstrating those qualities herself every day.
She is survived by her children: Kerry L. Snyder Jr. and his wife, Goldie M. Tackett-Snyder of Grove City, OH, Joshua A. Stief and his fiancée, Rebecca Smith of Blacklick, OH, her siblings: Pat Ladd of West Reading, PA, Robert H. Ladd Jr and his wife, Agnita Ladd , of Wernersville, PA, Mark A. Ladd of SC, 4 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and 10 nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Jason Eric Stief on October 14th, 2004 and her sisters, Kathleen M. Ladd and Paula Freeman,
If Roses Grow in Heaven
If Roses grow in heaven,
Lord please pick a bunch for me,
Place them in my Mother's arms
and tell her I love her and miss her,
and when she turns to smile,
place a kiss upon her cheek
and hold her for awhile,
Because remembering her is easy,
I do it everyday,
but there's an ache within my heart
that will never go away.