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Merritt C. "Smokey" DeStevens

January 18, 1928 June 11, 2019
Merritt C. "Smokey" DeStevens
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Obituary for Merritt C. "Smokey" DeStevens

Merritt C. “Smokey” DeStevens, 91, of Bradford, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.

He was born on January 18, 1928 in Hazel Hurst, a son of the late Giovani and Vincenzia DeStevens.

He was a 1946 graduate of the Smethport Area High School.

On September 19, 1953 in the St. Bernard Catholic Church he married Magdalene L. Iaderosa who survives.

He was a U.S. Army veteran who served during the Korean War.

He was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church and the La Stella Lodge. He volunteered with the Italian Festival and at the Bradford Regional Medical Center for many years. He was an avid fan of Penn State Football and the New York Yankees.

He was employed for 25+ years at the former Airco Speer Electronics prior to working at the Bradford Regional Medical Center; where he retired in 1993.

In addition to his wife of sixty five years, Maggie DeStevens of Bradford he is also survived by one son, Carmen (Robin) DeStevens of Olean, NY; one daughter, Ann (Gary) Wolfe of Grand Rapids, MI; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one great grandson and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by one son, Donny DeStevens, two sisters and six brothers.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the St. Bernard Catholic Church with a Mass of Christian Burial to immediately follow at 11:00 with the Rev. Stanley Swacha, senior associate pastor as celebrant.

Entombment and committal services will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery.

He will always be remembered by those that knew him as a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.


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Visitation

Saturday

15

Jun

10:00 AM 6/15/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6/15/2019 11:00:00 AM
St Bernard Catholic Church

95 E Corydon St.
Bradford, PA 16701

St Bernard Catholic Church
95 E Corydon St. Bradford 16701 PA
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday

15

Jun

11:00 AM 6/15/2019 11:00:00 AM
St Bernard Catholic Church

95 E Corydon St.
Bradford, PA 16701

St Bernard Catholic Church
95 E Corydon St. Bradford 16701 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Saint Bernard Cemetery Final Resting Place

432 W Washington St.
Bradford, PA 16701

432 W Washington St. Bradford 16701 PA
United States
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