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Robert J. Stever

March 22, 2020

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Robert J. Stever, 81, of Carbondale, died Sunday, March 22nd at the Regional Hospital of Scranton.  His wife is the former Margaret Willis.

Born in Philadelphia, son of the late Arthur and Elizabeth Marshall Stever, he was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church, Carbondale.  He was a graduate of East-West High School, Philadelphia, and Lackawanna College, Scranton.  He was a US Air Force Veteran and a member of the American Legion Post 221, Carbondale.  Prior to retirement, he was employed as the physical education director at the Greater Carbondale YMCA.  After retirement, he was employed by the ABC Market, Carbondale.  Bob also enjoyed bartending at Chico’s Bar, Mayfield.  He was a former member of the Carbondale Blues baseball team.  He was a former member of the United States Olympic Swim Team, and he carried the Olympic torch through Philadelphia.  Bob enjoyed playing cards with his friends.  He was an avid Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, and 76ers fan.

Also surviving are his children: Michael Stever and companion Jackie Newhart, Kingston; Carol Daniels, North Carolina; Virginia Tuttle and husband Robert, Mayfield; Robin J. Stever and companion Ryan Picchi, West Wyoming; 10 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a sister: Barbara Wolfe; and two brothers: Arthur and Raymond Stever.

Due to current public health policy, a memorial service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by the Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, Inc., 55 Lincoln Avenue, Carbondale.

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