Stephen A. "Steve" Trout, 74, of Mansfield, went from his wife's loving arms to his Lord and Savior's open arms on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, surrounded by his loving family in the Williamsport Regional Medical Center, Williamsport.
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Born on Feb. 25, 1938, in Philadelphia, he was the son of William and Catherine (Dowling) Trout. Steve is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara (Staufenberg) Trout.
Steve was a United States Navy veteran serving in peacetime. Prior to his retirement, Steve was employed as a plumber in Philadelphia then after moving to Mansfield was a counselor in the diagnostic unit of North Penn Comprehensive Health Services. He attended the Bakerburg Community Church. Steve loved his family and lived his life to honor the Lord. He was an avid gardener and loved hunting. He enjoyed sports, especially his favorite teams, the Phillies and the Eagles.
In addition to his wife, Barbara, Steve is survived by his children and their spouses, Deborah and Charles Murphy of Mansfield, Dawn Trout of Mansfield, Stephen and Susan Trout, Jr. of Philadelphia, Suzanne and Frank Ameigh of Mansfield, Rebekah and Dave Redell of Mansfield; two brothers, Robert Trout of Philadelphia, Bernard Trout of Maryland; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Mildred and Larry Fite of Philadelphia, Marge Macartney of Newport, Ruth Blair of Newport; 13 grandchildren, Ryan, Casey, Whitney, Jordyn, Matt, Zachery, Jesse, Danny, Alyssa, Madison, Mackenzie, Emerson, Lexi and four great-grandchildren, Isabel, Ella, Jameson and Easton. Steve was predeceased by four brothers, William, James, Thomas and Frank Trout and three sisters, Helen, Catherine and Mary.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service for Steve on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 4 p.m., at the Bakerburg Church with Pastor Dave Dressler officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bakerburg Church, 197 Gray Valley Road, Mainesburg, Pa. 16932. A private burial will be held in the Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 South Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family.www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com.
Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel
637 S. Main St.
Mansfield, PA 16933
Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from Dec. 10 to Dec. 18, 2012