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Richard I. Stevens, Sr.

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On October 29, 2013 @ 2:16 pm In Obituaries | 5 Comments

Richard I. Stevens, Sr., 94, a resident of Ephrata Manor, died Monday, October 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 proof reader 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 will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 12:30 P.M. at the Chapel in the Mausoleum at Conestoga Memorial Park, 95 Second Lock Road, Lancaster, PA. Friends may call at the chapel on Saturday from 12:00 Noon until the time of the service. 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.

Condolences for the family of “Richard I. Stevens, Sr.”

Condolence from Barb Noble on October 30th, 2013 9:25 am

Your Dad was a very kind gentleman. Karen always spoke lovingly about him.

Condolence from Jane Markert on October 30th, 2013 9:30 pm

Dick was a very special person and father and grandfather and brother. He was always kind, caring, always had a smile for me when I saw him, and loved his family so much. He is a church friend as well to so many people. My sincere sympathies to your entire family. Janie

Condolence from Carol Craley on October 30th, 2013 9:30 pm

I remember meeting your Dad when he and Karen visited a quilt show in Vermont and an old friend of your Dad’s in Maine. They stopped to visit me and we had a lovely lunch together in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. I am so sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Dale Glendening & Robert Gray on November 1st, 2013 12:36 pm

Dear Rick, Ellie, Charles,
grandchildren and friends,

We are thinking about you
as you move through time
of loss. We pray that your
faith will sustain you, and
that God and our Holy Spirit
will comfort you. We share
a meditation upon which to
reflect. Peace be with you.

Dale & Robert, Decatur, GA


Do not hurry
As your walk with grief;
It does not help the journey.

Walk slowly,
Pausing often:
Do not hurry
As you walk with grief

Be not disturbed
By memories that come unbidden.
Swiftly forgive;
And let Christ speak for you
Unspoken words.
Unfinished conversation
Will be resolved in Him.
Be not disturbed.

Be gentle with the one
Who walks with grief.
If it is you,
Be gentle with yourself.
Swiftly forgive;
Walk slowly,
Pausing often.

Take time, be gentle
As you walk with grief.

Come now
Live in us.
Let us stay in You,
Since if we be all in You,
We cannot be far from one another,
Though some may be in heaven
And some upon earth.

Adapted from a passage in David Elginbrod
by George MacDonald

Condolence from Luke Callaway on November 3rd, 2013 4:36 pm

My sympathy in the passing of your loved one. The peace of The Lord be with you now and always.

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