Phillip Jay (Phil) Stevanus, 77, of Friedens, died peacefully on April 7, 2011, at Siemon’s Lakeview Manor Estate, Somerset, after a long illness. Born July 23, 1933, in Berlin, he is the son of the late Harry W. Stevanus and Leona (Deitz) Stevanus. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his twin sister, Phyllis Rae (Stevanus) Trent, who died April 21, 2010. Phil is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Nina G. (Bittner) Stevanus; daughters Beverly Coughenour of Somerset and Marcia Maust of Berlin; grandchildren Paula and Amanda Maust and Andy and Nathan Coughenour; sister Doris Barron and husband Wayne of Somerset; and many nieces and nephews. Following his graduation from Somerset Township High School in 1951, he served two years in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in Fort Gordon, Georgia. Phil worked for many years as a route salesman for IXL Creamery in Friedens. He retired in 1992 from the U.S. Postal Service in Somerset, where he was a letter carrier. Phil was a life member of Friedens Lutheran Church, where he served two terms on the Church Council, and he belonged to the National Association of Letter Carriers. He enjoyed camping and spending winters in Florida with his wife, and when he was at home he was busy shining his cars, tending his lawn and garden, supporting his grandchildren at their various school activities, and eating sweet treats with his family. Friends will be received from 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Friedens Lutheran Church, where a service will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m., Pastor Ed Devore officiating. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service. Interment at Somerset County Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Friedens Lutheran Church Community Ministry Center at 131 Main Street, Friedens, Pennsylvania, 15541, or Medi Home Health Hospice at 709 Franklin Street #101, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 15901. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home & Crematory, Somerset.

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  1. Ralph & Janet Bowers says:

    Our deepest sympathy in this trying time.
    We were sorry to hear of Phillip’s passing.
    Thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.
    Wilbur & Janet Bowers

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