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LETAVEC, Stephen A.

Age 81 of Kettering, OH, and formerly of Republic, PA, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021. He was born on February 5, 1940, in Brownsville, PA, to the late, Stephen L. and

Julia (Smyksy) Letavec. He is survived by his loving wife,

Monica A. (Maleta) Letavec; son, Stephen (Kimberly) of Louisville, KY; daughter, Sandra (Michael) Mee of Springboro; grandsons, Brian and Justin Mee, also of Springboro. Stephen also leaves brother, Joseph (Antoinette) of Beavercreek;

sisters, Mary Kay Brophy of Dayton, Anna Mae (John) Makela of Knoxville, TN; brother-in-law, Ronald (Sara) Maleta; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Stephen served in the US Navy and went on to graduate from California State Univ. (PA), received his masters from WSU (Dayton) and also attended Miami University of Oxford. He taught in Canton, OH as a teacher. He was an elementary teacher, Guidance Counselor and was the Assistant Principal for the Kettering City School District. He enjoyed visiting his children, attending his grandsons sporting events, camping and fishing. His loving family will miss him. The family would like to thank family, friends, Hospice of Miami Valley and the Oak Creek Terrace staff for all the wonderful care and support. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am on Friday, February 26 at St. Francis of Assisi, Centerville. Stephen will then be inurned at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be

given to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Arrangements entrusted to Westbrock Funeral Home, Kettering.

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Published in Dayton Daily News on Feb. 21, 2021.
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February 27, 2021
Monica, we extend our Deepest Sympathy to You and Your Family on Steve's passing. Steve was a dear friend and classmate. May he Rest In Peace! God Bless!

Steve and Your Redstone High School Friends,
John and Robbi (Roberta Koziol) Slusarick
February 27, 2021
Condolences to the whole family, especially Mary Kay and Joe. Steve was a nice guy and very popular at Redstone High School. He will be greatly missed. May your sadness be a short story but your memories a full length novel.
Joe and Maryann Swinglish
February 27, 2021
My deepest condolences to Monica and the family on the tragic loss of such a great man. A dear friend and classmate who will be deeply missed. The absence of he and Monica at our class reunions was always noted and while I haven't seen either in a while both are part of our lives, the Redstone Class of 1958.
Peter G Zigarac
February 22, 2021
Dear Monica, Stephen, and Sandra
We feel sorrow for the passing of a dear friend, Stephen Letavec. While he worked at Van Buren Jr. Hi several of us spent many Saturdays hunting in the hills of Southeastern Oh. We also fished by charter boat on Lake Erie. At school there were times when Steve and I would find a place and time to just talk about what ever was on our mind. The Letavec family and the Baker family made a camping trip to the east coast. Steve did the planning about the places to visit and Thurman kept the cars running. It is our hope that good memories of your life spent with Steve will give you support and comfort in the difficult days ahead. Jan and I have both gone through the trying time of the loss of a oved one. There will be better days ahead. Jan and Thurman
Jan and Thurman Baker
February 21, 2021
Karen and l feel great sorrow with the reading of Steve’s passing and offer our sincerest condolences to you Monica , Stephen, Sandy and brother Joe. Steve was a great family man, friend and honest , dedicated educator. I have cherished memories from school and huntin and fishin trips together. God Bless y’all ,and Steve , Rest In Peace.
Jim Schnapp
Jim Schnapp
February 21, 2021
I try to keep up with my Kettering friends, of which I consider both you and Steve. Steve was a really good man and educator at Kettering Middle School. We lost a good one.
I am thankful I knew Steve and you and now am so glad to hear you have people to take care of you. I am thinking of you, and of Steve.
Dave Gray
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