Stephen M. Puskar, 70 of Boardman, passed away peacefully Sunday evening July 26. Stephen was born September 10, 1949, in Youngstown, a son of Michael “Lefty” & Martha L. Gresh Puskar.
He was a 1967 graduate of St. Gregory Seminary and received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Associate of Science in Nursing form Youngstown State University.
After graduation, Stephen worked in the adolescent psychiatric dept at Northside Medical Center and helped get started the Discovery House Outpatient Clinic at Northside Medical Center. Stephen was a proud member of St. Dominic Church, where he taught C.C.D. and was a member in good standing of St. Dominic’s Knights of Columbus council # 13586 and St. Pius Assembly # 3116. He loved music, camping and rooting for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Cleveland Indians. Stephen leaves to cherish his memory, his wife the former Joan E. Ress, whom he married February 24, 1984, daughter Josie (Chuck) Kettering of Hubbard, brothers Michael (Cathleen) Puskar of Columbus and John (Mary Lou) Puskar of Canfield, Brother-in-law Ray McAtee and several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, Stephen is preceded in death by a sister Debbie McAtee.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated by Rev. William Rock, O.P., Friday July 31 at 10 am at St. Dominic Church 77 E. Lucius Ave. Youngstown..
Material tributes can be made in Stephen’s memory to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, 2805 Salt Springs Rd., Youngstown, Ohio, 44509.
Arrangements are by the Fox Funeral Home 4700 Market St. Boardman
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