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Tuesday December 1st, 2020
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Tuesday December 1st, 2020

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Cephas A Stair

Cephas A. Stair, age 81, of Market Street, Mifflinville, died unexpectedly at his home on Friday evening, November 27, 2020.

Born in Nanticoke on February 19, 1939, he was the son of the late Cephas and Dominica C. (Meskonis) Stair. He resided in Mifflinville since 1967.

Cephas attended the Millville Schools and went on to graduate from Bloomsburg High School in 1957.

He was a truck driver, last working for Consolidated Freightways, retiring in 2002. He previously was employed by Ferguson Trucking and Cooper Jarrett Trucking.

Cephas attended the Mifflinville United Methodist Church and was a member of Teamsters Union Local 229 of Scranton.

He loved attending carnivals, going to Knoebel’s Grove Park and traveling.

His favorite music was country music and 50’s music which he listened to on satellite radio.

Cephas served with the U. S. Army Reserve Unit 814 in Bloomsburg during the 1960’s.

Surviving are his wife, the former Janet L. Davis, with whom he observed their 53rd wedding anniversary on March 11, 2020, a son Shawn H. Stair, a sister Joan E. Cawley of Bloomsburg and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a. m. in the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market Street, Bloomsburg, with the Rev. Dr. R. Kenneth Gunter pastor of Mifflinville United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Mifflinville Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 10-11 a. m.

In lieu of flowers, friends may remember Cephas with a contribution to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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Our deepest sympathies go out to Shawn and his family. I so enjoyed seeing your dads big smile when I saw him at Mifflinville UMC.
The photo memorial was beautiful!

Jeff & Stephanie Iseman Dec 9 2020 12:00 AM

Janet and Shawn I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many memories of him and all of you. He was loved by so many people. Praying for you all at this time.

Paula Naylor Dec 3 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about his passing. Met him and his wife and Son at Knoebels and many carnivals. Very nice man. He will be missed. Hugs and prayers for his family. Donna Mordan.

Donna Mordan Dec 3 2020 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to your family, especially Joan. We shared many happy times in your family home when we were in high school. May peace be with you.( Ann Lidgard/Anna Kashner)

Anna kashner Dec 1 2020 12:00 AM

Such a kind, gracious, and gentle man, Im honored to have met him. I enjoyed going for pizza at the Berwick Golf course with Janet, Steve, Shawn, and sister Joan. It will always be a fond memory.
My condolences to his wife, son, and sister, Joan. Steve had a warm smile that put people at ease. You are blessed to have had him in your lives.

JoAnn Lindsey Nov 30 2020 12:00 AM

My condolences to Janet, Shawn, and sister Joan. Steve was a gentle, kind, and happy man who made others feel happy just by being in his presence. Im glad I had the opportunity to meet him, even if for a short time. Ill remember going for pizza at the Berwick Golf course and other restaurants with Steve and his family and I will miss his seat at any table.

JoAnn Lindsey Nov 30 2020 12:00 AM

No finer man has ever walked the face of the earth than Cephas A. Stair. He was kind, gracious, loving, and filled with the joy of life.
We had wonderful times with Ceph & Janet when they would visit us in Florida. Thought he had several illnesses, he wanted to be sure that each day was a new grand experience.
Ceph loved his wife and adored his son. Not only did he touch Janet & Shawn, he made each of us that were in his presence feel good. He was a believing, serving Christian & demonstrated these principles on a daily basis.
In conclusion, we would say, Ceph rest comfortably in the bosom of Abraham -
Janet & Shawn, remember his irrepressible love & he is sending it to you this very moment.
Linda & Harold OFlaherty

OFlaherty Linda Nov 28 2020 12:00 AM

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