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Stephen Eugene Stefan Jr.

1988 - 2020
Stephen Eugene Stefan Jr. Obituary

Stephen Eugene Stefan Jr., 32, of Middleport, lost his courageous battle against acute lymphoblastic leukemia Sept. 16, 2020, at his residence in Billings, Mont.

Born March 13, 1988, in Pottsville, he was a 2006 graduate of Pottsville Area High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in communication, a mass media broadcasting and creative writing minor at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science in communication studies and strategic public relations at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

He was employed by AmeriCorps Community Development (2015-16), Red Lodge, Mont.; Office of Public Assistance (2016-17), Montana, and was last employed from 2017 by Montana State University as an academic counselor.

Stephen is survived by his parents, Stephen Sr. and Ilona Harvilicz Stefan, Middleport; partner, Yvonne Johnson, Billings, Mont.; sisters, Mary Stefan, Middleport, and Kari Beury, Minersville; niece, Marley Zimmerman, Minersville; nephews, Sidney and Thomas Zimmerman, both of Minersville.

Office of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at Thomas J. Bartashus Funeral Home, New Philadelphia, with the Rev. James Carroll as the celebrant. Friends and relatives may call from 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home until the time of service. Burial will be in St. Mary's Byzantine Cemetery, Tuscarora.

Published in Republican & Herald from Sept. 21 to Sept. 22, 2020
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