Cumberland Times-News

May 20, 2013


Cumberland Times-News

— LAVALE — John R. Stevens, 88, of LaVale, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2013 at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.

Born Oct. 10, 1924 in Gilmore, to Roy Steven and Elizabeth Lynch; he is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Evaray (O’Neal) Stevens; and a brother, Francis Stevens.

Mr. Stevens was a retired supervisor from Kaiser Refactories; a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, he was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, a life member of V.F.W., and a fourth degree member of Knights of Columbus, Mount Savage.

Surviving is his daughter, Marsha Manske and husband James, of Freeport, Ill; five grandchildren, John Birmingham and wife Stephanie, Davis Ill., Melissa Williams, St. Louis, Mo., James Manske II, Freeport, Michelle Manske, Freeport and Scott Manske, Freeport; seven great-grandchildren, Lauren Birmingham, Luke Strawhacker, Evan Strawhacker, Brandon Williams, Brianna Williams, Drew Manske and Olivia Manske; three sisters-in-law, Maxine O’Neal, Rawlings, Peggy Sween and husband Neil, Frostburg, and Dottie Smith and husband John, Mount Savage.

A funeral Mass will be held at St. Ambrose Catholic Church on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 10 a.m.

Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

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