Harold Stevanus Obituary, Death Cause – Cresaptown, Maryland bid farewell to one of its most cherished residents on September 1, 2023, as Harold Arthur Stevanus passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home at the age of 83. Born on December 15, 1939, in the very town where he spent the majority of his life, Harold was a beloved son, father, and friend who touched the lives of many. Harold was the proud son of Arthur and Elsie Stevanus and grew up in the warm embrace of his family. He was deeply connected to his roots, and his enduring love for Cresaptown was evident throughout his life. His journey through life included two marriages, first to the late Wanda June (Sisk) Stevanus and then to the late Pauline Shirley (Huffman) Stevanus. Although he faced the heartache of losing loved ones, Harold’s resilience and strength carried him through life’s challenges.
In addition to his parents and spouses, Harold was preceded in death by his sister, Pauline (Stevanus) Winters. Despite these losses, Harold’s spirit remained unbroken, and he continued to find joy in the company of his family and friends. Harold leaves behind a legacy of love, family, and community. He is survived by his two children, Cheryl Reecher and Mark Stevanus, along with his two step-children, Keith Williams and Bret Williams. His family circle also includes his sister, Freda (Stevanus) Crowe, and brothers, Fay Stevanus and Ray Stevanus. Harold’s devotion to his family was unwavering, and he cherished the moments spent with his seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A proud graduate of Allegany High School, class of 1957, Harold’s early education laid the foundation for his future endeavors. He pursued a career as a truck driver, working for Wilson Welding & Supply, Celanese, and Hilltop Fruit Market. His dedication to his work mirrored his commitment to his family, and he was known for his strong work ethic and reliability.
Beyond his professional life, Harold had a passion for restoring antique cars. He found solace and satisfaction in bringing classic automobiles back to life, and he often showcased his prized possessions at car shows. His garage was his sanctuary, where he poured hours of love and craftsmanship into his projects.
To honor the life of Harold Arthur Stevanus, family and friends will gather at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, 15205 McMullen Hwy SW, Cresaptown, on Friday, September 8, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow, with Pastor Harold McClay Jr. officiating. This will be an opportunity for those who knew and loved Harold to come together, share stories, and find solace in their collective memories of a life well lived.
As we bid farewell to Harold, we remember a man who was not defined by the years he lived but by the love he shared and the impact he had on those around him. His legacy will continue to shine brightly in the hearts of his family and the community of Cresaptown. Harold Arthur Stevanus may have left this world, but his spirit will forever endure, reminding us of the power of love, dedication, and the simple joys in life.