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Joseph Stevenson

Joseph R. "Sunny Rocco" Stevenson

July 4, 1928 January 2, 2019

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Obituary for Joseph R. "Sunny Rocco" Stevenson

EAST LIVERPOOL, OHIO – Joseph R. “Sonny Rocco” Stevenson, 90, of Midland passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Orchards of East Liverpool.

Joseph was born in East Liverpool, Ohio on July 4, 1928 a son of the late Rocco and Catherine Hapach Stevenson. He attended Midland High School. Joseph worked at Crucible Steel for 38 ½ years until his retirement on July 2, 1982. He was a member of VFW Post # 8168, American Legion Post # 481, Midland Sportsman Club and St Anthony Club.

Joseph was preceded in death by two brothers Nicholas and Robert V. Stevenson.

Surviving are his wife of 36 years, whom he married August 28, 1982, Bertha “Bonnie” Stevenson; two sons Michael J. (Gisele) Stevenson of East Liverpool and Robert J. Stevenson and his partner Dee Monac of Midland; daughter Patricia J. Moore of Columbiana, OH; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren and two sisters Ermenia “Minnie” Seybert of Moreno Valley, CA and Veronica “Dolly” (Duke) Miller of White Oak, PA.

Friends may visit Saturday afternoon at the Dawson Funeral Home where the family will be present from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Parish at St. Aloysius Church on Saturday at 12 p.m. with Fr. Scott Kopp as celebrant. Burial at Beaver Cemetery.

Immediately following the service, friends and family will gather at the Dawson Family Center for fellowship.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff at Orchards of East Liverpool and Hospice of the Valley for the excellent care Joseph received.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Dawson Funeral Home
    215 West Fifth Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio
    Saturday, January 5th, 2019
    10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Holy Trinity Parish at St. Aloysius Church
    West Fifth Street
    Saturday, January 5th, 2019
    Reverend Scott Kopp
  • Interment

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Beaver Cemetery
    Buffalo Street
    Beaver, Pennsylvania
    Saturday, January 5th, 2019
  • Reception

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 |
    Dawson Family Center
    220 West Fifth Street
    Saturday, January 5th, 2019
    Following the Service

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Cindy Miller

Uncle Sonny, I’ll always remember your smile, your jokes and the great time you and I had road tripping to Cousin Stevie’s house for the Football Hall of Fame games. I loved riding up there, just you and I, laughing about everything. Now you are back with Grandma and she is enjoying you. I love you Uncle Sonny and will think of you every time I see a fishing pole. Cousins Bobby, Michael and Patty Jo, my thoughts and prayers go out to you. Cousin Cindy
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