Roland S. "Rip" Stevens, 74, of Ulysses, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, in his home.
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Born Dec. 3, 1937, in Hector Township, he was the son of Howard and Mayme B. Snay Stevens.
On Nov. 8, 1975, in West Bingham, he married the former Charlene M. Baker, who survives.
He was employed by Sunnydale Farms, Rankin Dairy, Corning Glass Works, and worked on construction. He was a member of the Lighthouse Community Church, formerly Galeton Assembly of God and God's New Beginnings Church in Harrison Valley.
Surviving, besides his wife, Charlene, are: three sons, Wayne R. (Amy) Stevens, Kingsport, Tenn.; Jeffrey S. (Sue) Stevens, Troupsburg; Howard C. (Regina) Stevens, Lexington, N.C.; three step-sons, James (Sheila) Lowe, Galeton; Michael Lowe, Sabinsville; Jonathan Lowe, Westfield; a step-daughter, Dawn Lowe, Ulysses; 28 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ray C. (Joyce) Stevens, Galeton; a sister, Audrey (Melvin) Lowrey, Gaines; an uncle, Milton Snay, Coudersport; an aunt, Mary McPherson, Sunderlinville; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Gary S. Stevens, in 1999; three sisters, Beverly Neefe, June Flynn, and Wilma Lowe; and three brothers, Lowell Stevens, Ivan "Jeff" Stevens, and infant, Lester Stevens.
Friends called Sunday, Dec.. 2, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ulysses. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday in the Ulysses United Methodist Church. Rev. David R. Brelo and Rev. John Knudson co-officiated.
Burial was in Parker Hill Cemetery, Sunderlinville.
Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, c/o Charlene Smith, 893 Simonds Hill Road, Westfield, Pa. 16950 or Christmas House, 1 Water Street, Coudersport, Pa. 16915.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from Dec. 3 to Dec. 11, 2012