We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at J&J Spratt Funeral Home
Stephen Procovich, 84, of New Brighton passed away Monday, July 25, 2022 at Good Samaritan Hospice surrounded by his loving family. Born on September 23, 1937 to Stanley and Mary Procovich, he remained a resident of Marion Hill his entire life with the exception of the 3 years he spent serving his country as a peacetime Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune. He married Lola Mae Roush and after he returned from the Marine Corp, the two of them built their house together. It was a labor of love and they finished it little by little as they saved their money for each new phase. They raised their two children, Debbie and Stevie, in that house and he was so very proud of it. His perfection shows in every detail. He and Lola shared their home for 60 years.
Many people have heard Debbie say that her brother is the smartest person she knows. That’s because he had the best teacher and role model in his dad. He always made time to help and teach Stevie and those life lessons have served him well.
In 1989 Debbie gave birth to the light of his life, his grandson Matthew Raymond Bevington. He and Lola helped Debbie raise Matt and to this day she gives them much credit for the fine man he has become. Pap was a teacher and a role model for Matt and they created priceless memories. They spent countless hours together and especially loved their times fishing together. Fishing was Steve’s favorite thing to do but he had many other hobbies over the years. He shot trap for the Beaver County Conservation League for years with Matt & Stevie. He was a life member of the Marion Hill-New Brighton Sportsman’s Club and a member of the Rochester Sportsman’s Club. In his earlier years he enjoyed hunting and loved spending time at his camp.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his daughter and son-in-law, Debbie & Lenny Rambo, his son and daughter-in-law, Steve & Jenny Procovich. 5 grandchildren, Matt Bevington and his fiancée Barb Curley, Chris (Brooke) DeRose, Christina (Jared) Noe, Alysha (JR) Csuy and Casey (Randy) Patton, 4 great-grandchildren, Kalyanna, Avery, Joanie, Russell and Logan who hasn’t arrived yet! Also, he is survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law Mary & Stanley Przybysz and Elizabeth & Charles Rader, his brother and sister-in-law Thomas and Mary Procovich, 15 nieces & nephews, many cousins & the same wonderful neighbors he’s had his whole life, and his faithful friend Norman Cox.
In addition to his parents and Lola, he was preceded in death by his brother Stanley Procovich Jr and nephews Barry Roush & Tom Roush.
The family would like to give heartfelt thanks to Mickie and the wonderful staff at Cambridge Falls where Dad had been a resident for the past few months. Your compassion and caring for him means more than you will ever know! You are angels on Earth! Also, love and thanks to Drs. Carl Sestito and Curtis Feldmeier for the wonderful care you have given to Mom and Dad over the years! The doctors and nursing staff (Janine) at Heritage Valley Beaver took such good care of Dad and we are so grateful!
As per Dad’s wishes there was no viewing or services. Private burial took place at St. Joseph Cemetery. If you would like to honor him a donation to the Beaver County Humane Society or your favorite charity in his name would be appreciated.
Arrangements were entrusted to J&J Spratt Funeral Home, New Brighton