Philip F. Stebler, Jr.
February 26, 2017
Age 88, of Cranberry Twp., on Sunday, February 26, 2017; Husband of the late Dorothy “Dotty” (Fennell) Stebler; Beloved father of Edward Stebler, Karen Nadrash (Richard), Dennis Stebler (Donna), Gary Stebler (Nancy), and the late Kenneth Stebler; Loving brother of Marianne Simile, James Stebler, and the late Edward Stebler; Proud grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of 17. Friends will be received Wednesday 6-8PM and Thursday 2-4 & 6-8PM at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME of CRANBERRY, 2678 Rochester Rd., (724) 772-8800. A Mass of Christian Burial will be in St. Ferdinand Church on Friday 11AM. Phil proudly served his country as a Marine during World War 2 and the Korean War. He attended both St. Vincent College and Duquesne University. Phil enjoyed a long career, serving as President of both Esser Costume Co. and Stebler Homes, where he developed homes in Fox Chase, Stone Mansion, and Antler Point. He also volunteered his time and expertise in a number of associations, such as the National Costumers Association, the Builders’ Association of Metropolitan Pgh, and the North Suburban Builders Association. In addition to industry associations, Phil contributed to numerous civic groups. He served on the North Hills School Board, the treasurer of the North Hills Secondary School Council, the past president of CODA (Concerned Citizens of Drug Abuse), a past trustee of PREP (Pittsburgh Recreation and Education Program), the founder and past president of the Pittsburgh Toastmasters #2955, the first vice president of the PA Jaycees and National Director of the US Jaycees. Phil was chairman of both the Marshall Twp. recreation board and the Marshal Twp. auditors. In the Cranberry Twp. area, Phil was very active in VFW Post 879, serving as chaplain, and briefly served on the Cranberry Twp. Advisory Panel. Although Phil dedicated much of his time to professional and civic duties, he still made time with his family to enjoy activities should as trekking (inventing and receiving a patent), boating, waterskiing, scuba diving, and snowmobiling