John Robert Stefl

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | August 22, 2023

John Robert Stefl, 89, of Elizabeth Township, passed into eternal life on August 21, 2023 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 5, 1933 in Mt. Pleasant and was the son of the late Rudolph Albert  and Mary C. (Klamar) Stefl.  John started his career with 28 years at Fort Pitt Steel in McKeesport working in maintenance, where he served as both Vice President and Union Steward.  After closure of the plant, he worked in construction until retirement.  With his wife, he delivered Meals on Wheels for Elizabeth Township for over 20 years; and for many years, he was able to provide his family, friends and Meals on Wheels clients with vegetables from his prolific vegetable garden.

He is survived by his wife, June Elaine Stefl; children, Gregory T. (Maura), Timothy S. (Barbara), and Jeffrey S. (Mary) Stefl; grandchildren Zachary Stefl (Alysa), Hannah Stefl (fiancée Adam Gidley), Erika Mascia (Matt) and Brittany Leasure (Brian Wilson); and great grandchildren Logan Wilson, Mia Mascia, Levi Wilson, Camille Wilson and Henry Stefl.  In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his brother Raymond A. Stefl and his sister Mary Ann Garchar. Per his request, there will be no visitation.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor can be made to the Elizabeth Township Meals on Wheels, 100 Timothy Dr, Elizabeth, PA 15037.  Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director Condolences can be made at

Originally published August 22, 2023.

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