Harold Stevanus Obituary, Death – Cresaptown – Harold Arthur Stevanus, 83, of Cresaptown, Maryland, passed away peacefully at his home on September 1, 2023. He was surrounded by his loved ones as he embarked on his final journey, leaving behind a legacy of love, family, and cherished memories. Harold was born on December 15, 1939, in Cresaptown, MD, to the late Arthur and Elsie Stevanus. He was a beloved husband, first to the late Wanda June (Sisk) Stevanus, and later to the late Pauline Shirley (Huffman) Stevanus.
His life was marked by love and partnership, and he shared his heart with those he held dear. In addition to his parents and wives, Harold was preceded in death by his sister, Pauline (Stevanus) Winters, creating a void that will forever be felt by his family. Harold’s memory will forever live on through his loving family. He is survived by his two children, Cheryl Reecher and Mark Stevanus, and his two step-children, Keith Williams and Bret Williams.
His sister, Freda (Stevanus) Crowe, and his brothers, Fay Stevanus and Ray Stevanus, will continue to carry his spirit forward. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, who will forever cherish their special moments with their beloved grandpa. Harold spent the majority of his life in Cresaptown, where he was a pillar of the community.
A 1957 graduate of Allegany High School, he worked diligently throughout his life, driving a truck for companies like Wilson Welding & Supply, Celanese, and Hilltop Fruit Market. Beyond his career, Harold had a passion for restoring antique cars, attending car shows, and tinkering away in his garage, where he created cherished memories and shared his expertise with those who shared his interests.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects and celebrate Harold’s life at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, located at 15205 McMullen Hwy SW, Cresaptown, on Friday, September 8, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow, with Pastor Harold McClay Jr. officiating the ceremony. Harold will find his final resting place in Sunset Memorial Park, a serene and fitting tribute to a man whose life was filled with love and light.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to the Cresaptown Volunteer Fire Department, a cause that was close to Harold’s heart and a way to honor his memory by supporting the community he held dear. In this way, we can carry forward the spirit of a man who touched the lives of so many with his kindness, dedication, and love. Harold’s memory will forever remain a beacon of inspiration and warmth in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know him.