Donald L. Stevens, of Taylor, passed into eternal life peacefully at his home in Taylor on Saturday, Sept. 4. His beloved wife of 72 years, the former Stella Howe Stevens, passed away April 4, 2021.
Don, affectionately known as "Ole Boy," was born in Scranton and was one of two children born to the late LeRoy and Elizabeth Davies Stevens. A United States Army veteran, Don honorably served our country during WWII. Before his retirement, Don was an operating engineer working for the International Union of Operating Engineers of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware. During this time, he also instructed many apprentices. After he retired, he looked forward to Wednesdays, where he would meet his friends at McDonald's for coffee and then later in the day, his dear friend, Jeff Maier, would stop over for happy hour.
Throughout his life he greatly enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing and playing golf at Pine Hills in the senior league. His family was his pride and joy in his life, and the love and adoration he had for his wife, children and grandchildren was boundless. He will be remembered as a man of great character and intelligence who possessed a genuine kindness and a true care and concern for others.
He is survived by two daughters, Marsha Sledzinski and husband, Victor, Ledgedale; and Cathy Widdick and husband, Mark, Old Forge; a son, Jeff, Florida; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Thomas and his twin brother, Donny; and a sister, Shirley DiRienzo.
Family and friends are invited to attend Don's funeral which will be Friday at 10 a.m. in the Semian Funeral Home, 704 Union St., Taylor, by the Rev. Francis L. Pausell. Interment with military honors will be in Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, 4 to 6 p.m.
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