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Dr. Leonard A. Stept

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Dr.  Leonard A. Stept Obituary
Dr. Leonard A. Stept, of Shadyside, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 6, 2016, at age 80. Dr. Stept is survived by his wife, Kathy, and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Dr. William Stept, and his uncle and mentor, Dr. Raymond Stept. Leonard was born to the late Reva and Abe Stept in Johnstown. He attended Westmont High School, W&J College, and served as a Captain in the Air Force. Dr. Stept received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh and completed his residencies and fellowship training in surgery and urology at Allegheny General Hospital, Western Pennsylvania Hospital and New York University Upstate in Syracuse, N.Y. A consummate health care professional, Lenny made a name for himself by practicing as an expert in general urology. He was an assistant professor of urology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His hospital affiliations were through UPMC Hospitals, comprising St. Margaret, St. Clair, Magee-Women's Hospital and Shadyside. Throughout his career, Dr. Stept contributed his expertise and knowledge to many health organizations in Pittsburgh and internationally including recent travel to Zambia, Africa to treat patients and educate medical professionals. After his volunteer work in Africa Lenny stated, "This was a life changing experience that I could not have gotten in any other venue." He was active in many local charities and nonprofits including serving on the boards at the Pittsburgh Zoo and Catholic Charities. Lenny was also actively involved with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He was an enthusiastic supporter of the arts and enjoyed traveling, accompanying the Symphony with his wife, Kathy, throughout Europe. Lenny loved Pittsburgh, and in particular Shadyside Village, where he was well known and adored by neighbors and business owners. Working to serve others up to the last day, Lenny died "with his boots on" having just retired from his medical practice hours before he was called. He had performed a literal lifetime of dutiful service with more than 53 years in the medical profession caring for the health of others. Lenny was loved by all who knew him and will be missed by his many friends, relatives and patients. His memory will forever live in the hearts and minds of those he touched.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL INC., 5509 Centre Ave., Shadyside. Visitation one hour prior to services from noon to 1 p.m. Interment will be private.
Donations can be made to Rodef Shalom, Catholic Charities and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. www.schugar.com.
Published in Trib Total Media, online only from June 9 to June 11, 2017
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