Obituary Notice: Stephen M. Pastir

Obituary Notice: Stephen M. Pastir (Provided photo)

Stephen M. Pastir, 70, of Philipsburg died Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey.

He was born Nov. 27, 1947 in Philipsburg, a son of Stephen P. and Anna E. (Evanchick) Pastir, both of whom preceded him in death.

He was a 1966 graduate of the Philipsburg-Osceola Area High School. He served from 1967-1972 with the U.S. Army Reserves, Clearfield.

He was employed throughout his working career with the Office of Physical Plant with the Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus. He retired in 2005 after 38 years of service.

He was a member of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Philipsburg, where he served for many years as a junior warden and as a member of the Vestry.

He also served for many years on the Philipsburg Cemetery Board.

He was married May 2, 1970 in Philipsburg to the former Joanne Kanour, who survives at home.

He is also survived by one daughter, Bethann Martin and her husband, Shawn of West Decatur; one son, Gregory S. Pastir and his wife, Amy of Point Pleasant, NJ; four grandchildren, Steeler Gromoll and Tyler Pastir, both of Point Pleasant, NJ, and Hunter and Matthew Martin, both of West Decatur; two sisters, Dorothy Vaughn and Patricia Sankey, both of Philipsburg; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A Requiem will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Philipsburg, with the Rev. Fr. Robert McKay IV officiating.

Friends will be received from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, 719 E. Spruce St., Philipsburg.

Military honors will be accorded by the Philipsburg Independent Honor Guard. Burial will be in Philipsburg Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 170, Philipsburg, PA 16866 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook and share memories at

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