July 8, 1939 - January 12, 2022
Stephen F. Harvey, 82, of Bangor, PA, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2022 at home, surrounded by his children. Stephen was the beloved husband of Barbara, who predeceased him in January 2019. At the time of Barbara’s passing, she and Stephen had been married for 53 years. After being diagnosed with Prostate Cancer over 20 years ago, Stephen continued to live his life to the fullest. Born on July 8, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late James and Frances (Connolly) Harvey. Stephen was a 1957 graduate of Holy Trinity High School in Brooklyn, NY and a 1976 graduate of John Jay College in New York City. Stephen proudly served his country from 1959-1961 as an Infantryman in the United States Army, stationed in Anchorage, Alaska. He was employed as a New York City Firefighter for Engine #210 in the Fort Green section of Brooklyn for 17 years, and was promoted to Fire Marshall, as an arson investigator in 1980. Stephen retired from the FDNY in July 1987. After retirement, he was employed part time as a ski instructor at Shawnee Mountain and as a tour guide to NYC for 20 years, taking vacationers into the city and regaling them with stories of his youth in Brooklyn and escapades as a firefighter. Stephen was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel RC Church in Bangor, PA; a member of the FDNY Retirees, Pocono Mountains Division, serving as President from 2004 to 2011; a member of the Knights of Columbus, Father De Nisco Council #3862, and a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles #1106. Stephen was the dedicated father to Jill A. Eckhardt (husband, Gary), of Pen Argyl, PA; Craig S. Harvey of Binghamton NY; Erica H. Burns (husband, Christopher), of Chester Springs, PA; Todd S. Harvey (wife, Patty), of Pittsburgh, PA; and daughter-in-law Catherine Harvey Carello, of Binghamton, NY. He was the dearly loved grandfather of Gary, Cory & Sara Eckhardt, Caileen, Connor, CJ, Claire & Aiden Harvey; Molly & Owen Burns; and Fionn & Cordelia Harvey; as well as identical twin great granddaughters, Chloe & Quinn Harvey, who brought him great joy. Stephen is also survived by his brother Kenneth Harvey (wife, Veronica) of Glendale, NY; as well as his Sisters-in-laws, Nancy Loporcaro (husband, Michael) of Hawley, PA, Rose Bizup (husband, Richie) of Lopez, PA and Roseann Pignatello (husband, Jim) of Chatham Twsp., NJ. Stephen is also survived by many wonderful nieces & nephews, who reside all over the county. In addition to his wife and parents, Stephen was predeceased by a brother, Robert Harvey, as well as Sisters Anne Dundon and Barbara Schubert. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday January 20th at 11:00 AM in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church Third & Garibaldi Avenues Roseto. Family and friends may call on Wednesday January 19th from 6 to 8 Pm and on Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:30AM in Fiore Funeral Home 230 Market Street Bangor, PA. Interment will take place at a later date at the convenience of the family, at St. Vladimirs Russian Orthodox Cemetery, in Lopez, PA. On Line condolences may be offered at www.fiorefuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, donations in Stephen’s name can be made to St. Vladimirs Russian Orthodox Church Building Fund at 211 Main Street, Lopez, PA 18628, or to the New York Fire & Police Widows & Orphans Fund at www.answerthecall.org, or to 156 W 56th Street, Suite 901, New York, NY 10019, in memoriam of Stephen Harvey.
Stephen F. Harvey, 82, of Bangor, PA, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2022 at home, surrounded by his children. Stephen was the beloved husband of Barbara, who predeceased him in January 2019. At the time of Barbara’s passing,... View Obituary & Service Information
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