Stephen Fedasz, age 89, of Sherrodsville, Ohio, died peacefully early Friday morning, April 20, 2018 in the Community Hospice Truman House at New Philadelphia following a lengthy illness.
He was born June 9, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was the son of the late Charles and Anna Wyko Fedasz. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
He proudly served his country as a member of the Merchant Marine in World War II, and operated as a paratrooper with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Methodist by faith, he was a member of the Sherrodsville American Legion Post #660, the Carrollton Masonic Lodge (his prior membership with the Orange Lodge at Leesville), and the Tadmor Shrine at Canton. He was a 32nd Degree Mason with the Scottish Rite, Valley of Canton and a member of the Carroll Chapter Order of Eastern Star at Carrollton (formerly Orange Chapter, Leesville). He was a loving husband, dad, and grandpa who will be missed by his family, neighbors, and friends.
He is survived by his wife Ruth J. Vaughan Fedasz, whom he married February 3, 1952, three daughters and a son, Mrs. Tina (William) Phillips of Conotton, Ohio, Mrs. Ann (Dr. Brian) Dunlap of Coshocton, Ohio, Mrs. Jennifer (Dan) Weed of Tolland, Connecticut, and Stephen J. (Stacey) Fedasz of Westchester, Ohio, his nine grandchildren Mrs. Jenny (Aaron) Fuerst of Columbus, Ohio, Cory (Kacey) Phillips of Westlake, Ohio, Matthew (Shawna) Phillips of Green, Ohio, Lucas Dunlap of Canton, Ohio, Andrew and Stuart Dunlap, both of Coshocton, Joseph Fedasz of Westchester, and Daniel Weed of Tolland, Connecticut and Madeline Weed (fiancee Wes Talbot) of Alexandria, Virginia, and two great-grandsons Grant and Reed Fuerst, both of Columbus, and an expectant great-granddaughter sometime this coming July.
Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 P.M. Sunday, April 22, 2018 in the Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville with Rev. Kenneth Ogg officiating. Calling hours will be held Sunday, from 12:00 Noon until time of services at 2:00 P.M. in the funeral home. Contributions in Stephen's memory may be made to Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Avenue S.W., New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663. To leave an online condolence message please visit the funeral home website.
Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County
761 Commercial Avenue S.W., New Philadelphia OH 44663