Richard I. Stevens, Sr.

By on November 6, 2013

94, WWII veteran, attended St. Luke’s UCC

Richard I. Stevens, Sr., 94, a resident of Ephrata Manor, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 at the home.

He was the husband of the late Jean H. Snyder Stevens who died in 2003. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Henry H. and Anna M. Irwin Stevens.

Richard had worked as a proofreader at Lancaster Press for 40 years and then at Tapsco in Akron for three and a half years. He was a graduate of the Boys High School in Lancaster and served in the U.S. Army with the 139th Army Air Force Base Unit during World War II.

He was a member of St. Luke’s United Church of Christ in Lititz, the International Typographical Union and was a member and past commander of the Knights of Malta Martin Luther Commandery No. 13. His interests included gardening and baking.

Surviving is a son: Richard I. "Rick," Jr., husband of Randee Stevens of Harrisburg; two granddaughters: Abigail Stevens of Conshohocken and Molly Stevens of Harrisburg; a sister: Eleanor L. Stevens of Ephrata and a brother: Charles H. Stevens of Decatur, Ga. He was preceded in death by a daughter: Karen L. Stevens and by two brothers: Robert H. and Harold L. Stevens.

A funeral service was held Nov. 2 at the Chapel in the Mausoleum at Conestoga Memorial Park, Lancaster.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 222 N. Broad St., Lititz, PA 17543.

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