MICHIGAN — Mr. Stephen Joseph Echan, of Michigan, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Michigan.
Born in Duryea, he was a son of the late Stephen John and Matilda Poskonski Echan. He served as equalization director, in charge of personal and real estate property taxes, in Saginaw County from 1966 to 1993. Prior to that, he worked as a property appraiser for residential, industrial, agricultural and commercial properties.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He and his wife, the former Sandra Strobel, were married on Nov. 20, 1981.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are niece, Sandra Schimmel, Duryea; nephew, Stanley Nazarchuk, Duryea.
Funeral services were held Wednesday in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Local arrangements were by the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea.
A luncheon for family and friends will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at Arcaro & Genell's, 443 S. Main St., Old Forge.
To leave the family an online condolence, please visit the funeral home's website, www.piontekfuneralhome.com.