OBITUARY

Mr. Stephen Joseph Ferrari

August 3, 1952March 1, 2019
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Stephen J. Ferrari, age 66, passed away at home into the arms of Our Lord Jesus, surrounded by his family on March 1, 2019. He was born on August 3, 1952 to Isadore Theodore and Agnes (Marchetti) Ferrari. He was survived by his beloved son Christian, brother Bob, sister Lynne, dearest June, nephews Robert and Michael, aunt Carol and many cousins whom he greatly loved.

Stephen was a Railroader and worked for many years for Amtrak as an E. T. Lineman, where he made lifelong relationships and had recently retired. He so loved his place on the river in Towanda, PA, where he fished as eagles flew overhead, with his son, family and friends. He was an avid fan of all Philly Sports Teams, particularly the Eagles and Flyers. Steve loved classical rock, and one of his favorite bands was the Rolling Stones. He was also a great Harley Davidson Motorcycle enthusiast and welcomed long rides on country roads that brought him much joy. Stephen also enjoyed his daily long walks with our family pet dog. He really loved Marley.

Stephen had great faith in God, had an incredibly gentle spirit, lived life to the fullest and so loved his son, family and friends. We all knew him as a very caring, helpful, kind and truly wonderful man. He will be dearly missed, but we know that he is in heaven with Our Lord, in whom Stephen had always placed his trust and greatly loved.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Thursday, March 7, 2019
REMEMBERING

Mr. Stephen Joseph Ferrari

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karla didonato

March 7, 2019

Remembering Steve as such a kind man. Always a smile and hello. Thank you Steve for being so good to Kevin and all the neighborhood kids - as bad as they were (**smiles**). Countless rides, trips, food and advice. Too good to be gone so soon. RIP

Gloria Webber

March 7, 2019

Uncle Stephen had such a gentle, happy way about him that always made me feel good to be around. I will miss him very much.

Rev. Michael Marchetti

March 6, 2019

It is with sadness that I write these words to extend my sympathy and condolences to the family of my first cousin Stephen Ferrari. I have many fond memories of Stephen, Bobby, Linda, Auntie and Uncle Dodo. They played a significant part in my early formation and that of my five brothers. Places like Nuremberg, Andrews Avenue,
Mark Place, Mermaid Lake, Willow Grove Park, and Angela Park come to mind. It is my prayer that Stephen's soul finds eternal rest and that his loved ones find peace. Let us take comfort in the words of the Apostle Paul: Blessed be the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all consolation, who consoles us in all our afflictions.........2 Corinthians 1:3,4 God Bless You All ! Michael Marchetti, Fort Lauderdale, Fl

Joe Marchetti

March 5, 2019

I was deeply saddened to learn of my cousin Steve‘s passing. During our early years, we always looked forward to visiting Aunties home in Philadelphia and seeing our cousins Bobby, Steve, and Lynn. As children, their holiday visits to Nuremberg and the hardware store were always highly anticipated and exciting times for us.

I recall Steve living with us for a few months while he finished his high school degree at West Hazleton. It was a very special time. He was a “happy go lucky” young man who enjoyed life to the fullest. He made friends easily and always approached life with zeal and excitement.

He loved his family, and they loved him. I regret not having a chance to visit with him in recent times. May he rest in peace.

Penny Rodenbaugh

March 4, 2019

The Pictures Honoring Steve are truly Heartwarming. They show that he lived a full and happy life filled with Lots of Love. The memories with Christian and those especially close to him will always be here with us. There is Comfort knowing that Steve's Faith and Belief in God has taken him to a Special Place - The Way To Our Father:
Jesus' Words in St. John 14:1-3:
"Let not your heart be troubled: Believe in God, Believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many Mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I WILL COME again AND RECEIVE YOU UNTO MYSELF; THAT WHERE I AM, THERE YE MAY BE ALSO...".
How Wonderfully Amazing it must be to Meet Our Lord and Savior JESUS in Person. To feel HIS POWER and ALL ENCOMPASSING LOVE and to "Let not your heart be troubled" forever more?
Steve, your journey here is over but, not forgotten; you will be missed. You can rest now Dad; Brother; Dear friend Steve; Uncle; and, Sister in Christ. In our hearts and minds You Will Always Be.
Thank You Heavenly Father and Lord Jesus for Your Grace and Glory to our Steve.
I Love you June, Christian, and Rob.
Your Friend and Sister In Christ,
Penny

Henry Marchetti

March 4, 2019

Steven was a very special and unique person, gifted with a friendly, likable personality! He opened up my world of classical music to a whole new world of rock stars like Janis Joplin, etc. who I began to listen to and appreciate. My life experiences were far from Steven's experiences of working around trains and enjoying motorcycle trips, but I will always remember Steven as being present to his family in all their needs. He was a good, kind, person and a dedicated worker for Amtrak over many years in all kinds of weather. Steven was indeed loving and supportive of all his family! Henry (Rico) Marchetti

Philip Edwards

March 4, 2019

My Loved friend we will be less of a society with out you. Your true friendship over the last fifty years will continue in our hearts and souls for eternity.. I beleave what Horace Greeley wrote to be so true (Only One Thing Endures And That Is Character) We all will carry your character with us, how could we forget your smile , your generosity , your true friendship but most of all the. Kindness you showed to every person you ever met. Gods speed Steven we Love you.

Debbie Rosenstein

March 3, 2019

Steve was a such a wonderful, kind and caring man who will be greatly missed. There was never a time when I was in his presence that he wasn't smiling or laughing which was contagious. He loved his family and was always there to help anyone who needed it. Rest in Peace Steve.

Mike Rosenstein

March 2, 2019

I knew Steve since I was a young kid and I NEVER heard him say a cross word, nor can I remember his ever being in anything but a friendly mood. If he started laughing; you couldn't help but join him......that's how I will choose to handle this. Instead of crying or getting sad about it, think about those times and crack up......remember those times; not his final days/months.

Gloria Santivasci Robinson

March 2, 2019

Stephen was a wonderful man who always had a beautiful smile and a kind, giving heart. If ever you needed someone, he was there; selflessly giving of his time to all he knew.
Stephen was always there for my family throughout his life. He brought so much comfort and joy to my childhood with his easygoing presence and sense of humor. He never judged. He cared and loved dearly his family.
One of my fondest memories of Stephen is my 10th birthday. He gifted me a beautiful gold necklace with a small brown butterfly on it. I absolutely loved that necklace.
Uncle Stephen, I will always remember you. I will always be grateful for the happiness you gave myself and my sisters when we needed it most.
I will miss that smile very much! Thank you for all of the great memories, love, and kindness! ❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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