MAYHLE STEPHEN JAMES
29, of Pittsburgh, died Saturday, April 4, 2009, while acting in the line of duty as a Police Officer for the City of Pittsburgh. The son of Ronald Robert and Marjorie Robertson Mayhle, he was born April 3, 1980 in Indiana, PA. Stephen attended Indiana Wesleyan School and was a 2002 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in criminology. Prior to moving to Pittsburgh, Stephen was a resident of Knoxville, Tennessee where he and his wife owned and operated a landscaping business. He was a member of the Sarver Wesleyan Methodist Church. In his spare time, Stephen enjoyed golfing and baseball, and was a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Pirates. Mr. Mayhle has served as a Police Officer for the City of Pittsburgh for approximately two years and was a member of Pittsburgh Fraternal Order of Police. He was a man who loved his job and will be remembered as a devoted and loving husband, father, son, and son-in-law. Surviving is his wife Shandra Lynn Wallace Mayhle whom he wed November 18, 2000; two daughters, Jennifer and Brooklynn; parents, Ronald and Marjorie Mayhle, Indiana; father and mother-in-law Thomas and Kathy Wallace, Marion Center; two brothers, Jeffrey Mayhle, Indiana, and Jamie Mayhle, Salem, Ohio and his fiance Lynne Nevseta, Johnstown; paternal grandparents, Rev. Ronald R. and Ruth Mayhle, Knoxville Tennessee, and maternal grandparents, Paul and Dolores Robertson, Indiana; Shandra's maternal grandparents, Rev. William and Phyllis Blair, Indiana, and paternal grandparents Lawrence and Georgena Wallace, Marion Center; Shandra's maternal great-grandmother Erma Blair, Indiana; four nieces and nephews, Kenton, Vincent, Kendra, and Alyssa Gurnee, Albion PA; sister-in-law Julia Wallace Gurnee and husband Byron, Albion PA. Formal viewing will be held at the City County Building located in Pittsburgh from 3-9pm Wednesday, April 8, 2009 with funeral service to be held Thursday 1pm in the Petersen Event Center, Pittsburgh. Locally, friends will be received from 12-9pm, April 10, at the JOHN A. LEFDAHL FUNERAL HOME, Indiana, PA. A private funeral service, for family only, will be conducted on Saturday 11am in the Lefdahl Chapel with Rev. Daniel Mayhle officiating. Interment will follow in the Oakland Cemetery in Indiana which will be open to the general public.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Apr. 7, 2009.