Robert Stevens

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SIDNEY — Robert J. Stevens, 68, of 653 Ridgeway Drive, Sidney, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at 3:02 p.m. at Wilson Memorial Hospital.

He was born on July 25, 1945. in Detroit, Mich., the son of the late Jay and Louise Stevens.

On August 15, 1970, Robert married his wife Dahlia, who survives along with two daughters, Mrs Joshua (Sandra) Smith, of Mattoon, Ill., and Julie Stevens, of Troy, Mich., and grandchildren, Charis, Maria, Constance, Merlin, Bonaventura and Digna Smith. Also surviving is one sister, Carol Stevens of Commerce Township, Mich.

Mr. Stevens was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. He retired from Amos Press as an editor for Cars and Parts Magazine.

Robert was an avid vintage car collector and was a member of the Champaign County Cruisers, AACA, Shelby County Historical Society, and was a former softball coach for the IUTIS Club Softball Program, the Sidney Electric Softball League, the Shelby County Church League, and the Shelby County Co-ed League.

Robert was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Diana Circelli officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service at the church. Burial will take place at Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley, Mich.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest that contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project or S.C.A.R.F. in memory of Robert J. Stevens. Envelopes will be available at the church.

Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Stevens family at our website,

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Cromes Funeral Home Inc
302 S. Main Ave.
Sidney, OH 45365
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Published in Sidney Daily News from Jan. 2 to Jan. 3, 2014
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