Charles E. Stevens

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PIQUA — Charles E. Stevens, 81, of Piqua, died at 7:38 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at his residence. He was born Aug. 11, 1932, in Toledo to the late Frank and Lydia (Beason) Stevens. He married Ann L. German Dec. 18, 1975, in Troy; and she survives.

Other survivors include a son Jeff Stevens of Columbus; a daughter Pamela Feldman of Ponte Vedra, Florida; five grandchildren; and his loving pet Boomer. He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Mr. Stevens was a graduate of St. Wendelin Catholic High School in Fostoria, earned his Bachelor's degree from the Ohio State University and pursued his master's degree at the University of Dayton. He was a radio personality with the local WPTW radio station, and guest appearances in other venues and ultimately retired as a technician trainer from the Whirlpool Company in Dayton, a position which would allow him to travel all over the country. He served as a spy in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He attended Greene Street United Methodist Church. With a passion for Theater, he found himself performing on many stages with many groups including the Piqua Players and Troy Civic Theater, both as a director and performer. Following his retirement he enjoyed being a proofreader for the Piqua Daily Call newspaper and as an adjunct professor at Edison Community College teaching classes on communication. His willingness to make a positive difference was evident with his years of service to Piqua as a city commissioner and mayor from July 16, 1979, to Dec. 31, 1987, and additional efforts on many local and county initiatives.

A service to honor his life will begin at 1:30 p.m. Monday April 28, 2014, at the Forest Hill Cemetery with Pastor Kenneth Stewart and Hospice Chaplain Edward Ellis co-officiating. The Veterans Elite Tribute Squad will provide full military honors. Visitation will be from 24 p.m. Sunday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Piqua Salvation Army, 129 S. Wayne St., Piqua, OH 45356. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through

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Published in Piqua Daily Call from Apr. 24 to Apr. 25, 2014
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