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Donald Steppling

Donald J. "Don" Steppling

Saturday, July 13th, 1929 - Friday, December 4th, 2020
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Donald Joseph Steppling, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away on December 4, 2020 at his home in Warrington.

Don was born on July 13, 1929 in Lawrenceville, PA, where he attended Central Catholic High School and the University of Pittsburgh. He met his wife Catherine (Kitty) Butler of 69 years in Pittsburgh at a local dance and spent his life making her happy. Together they raised seven children, Ken, Karen (Dave) McKean, Patricia, Nancy (Larry) Ejzak, Linda Wirth, Carolyn (Greg) Palermo and Cindy (Rob) Lah in Allison Park, PA, before moving to North Carolina and ultimately to Bucks County, PA.
He will be welcomed into heaven by his beloved son, Ken and his son-in-law Gary Wirth, as well as by his parents, Anthony and Helen, three brothers and three sisters. In addition to his children, he leaves behind a sister, Anna Marie (Chuck) Staub, his brother-in-law Francis (Hoffy) Hoffman (Rita Butler), 11 grandchildren, Brad (Melissa) McKean, Tim (Jenna) McKean, Stephanie (Charlie) Bigelow, Zachary (Brooke) Ejzak, Tyler (Sierra) Ejzak, Shelton Wirth, Allison Wirth, Spencer (Maddy) Palermo, Mikala Palermo, Luca Lah and Helena Lah, five great-grandchildren, Miles, Max, Addilyn, Jack and Elliott, and more grand-dogs and cats than can be counted.
Don was a drafting engineer who worked on large public works all over the United States, including the Washington, D.C. subway, the Hoover Dam, and the Fort Pitt Tunnel in Pittsburgh. He loved handball, golf and the Steelers. He treasured spending time with his family, and the highlight of his year was the biannual reunion/vacation in North Carolina, which started with 17 people and blossomed into 35. His laugh was infectious and he welcomed every person like a future friend. He was always quick with a joke, a handshake and a scotch. He loved music; the morning of each of his daughter’s wedding he played and sang Going to the Chapel.

Don’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Cyril of Jerusalem Catholic Church, 1410 Almshouse Road, Jamison, PA on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 11:30am The family will receive friends at the church from 10:15am until 11:15am, when words of remembrance will be begin. Internment at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church in Pittsburgh, PA., will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Doylestown Hospital Hospice,, 595 West State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 or Catskill Animal Sanctuary,, 318 Old Stage Road, Saugerties, New York 12477.
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  • Visitation

    Monday December 7, 2020 | 10:15am - 11:15am
    Monday December 7, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am
    St. Cyril of Jerusalem Church
    1410 Almshouse Road
    JAMISON, PA 18929
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Words of remembrance will begin at 11:15am
  • Service

    Monday December 7, 2020 | 11:30am
    Monday December 7, 2020 11:30am
    St. Cyril of Jerusalem Church
    1410 Almshouse Road
    JAMISON, PA 18929
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Rebecca Blevins

Posted at 09:19am
I’m so sorry to hear of Great Uncle Donalds passing. He will be greatly missed and I hope you all are doing ok. We love you and are thinking of you.

Rebecca, Jeremy, Parker and Alec Blevins

Nancy Steppling Ejzak Posted at 09:19pm

Thank you Tebecca. We are doing okay. We appreciate you reaching out to us. Love to you too.

Linda Steppling Wirth Posted at 07:19pm

Thank you, Rebecca! This means so much to us.

Robert Krupit

Posted at 10:44am
Matt and I were so sorry to hear about Uncle Donald. The last time we saw him was at my Mothers funeral. It was good to see him after so many years. I wish all of you peace in this difficult time.

Nancy Posted at 02:34pm

Thank you, Roberta. We will miss him.

Linda Wirth Posted at 08:18pm

Thank you so much. He definitely fought a good fight. Our family was so fortunate to have him as long as we did. ❤️

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