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Chester Steffey, Jr.
Chester Steffey, Jr., age 91, of Kittanning, PA, died, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at West Penn Hospital.
He was born on March 30, 1929, in Bridgeburg, Armstrong Co., PA to Chester A. and Alice W. (Fink) Steffey.
Chester served in the US Army during the Korean War. After 40 years of service, he retired from Davison Sand and Gravel as an operator. Chester was a member of the American Humanist Association, and enjoyed hiking and fishing along the Allegheny River.
He is survived by his two sons, David Steffey and wife, Kelli, of Pittsburgh, and Adam Steffey of Kittanning; two daughters, Ila Jean Steffey of Kittanning, and Gloria Culpepper and husband, Bill, of Del Rio, TX; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Jack Steffey and wife, Myrna, of Kittanning; and former wife, Shirley (Gray) Tomsik of Kittanning.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
At the request of the family, services will be held privately.
"God made mud.
God got lonesome.
So God said to some of the mud, "Sit up!"
"See all I've made," said God, "the hills, the sea, the sky, the stars."
And I was some of the mud that got to sit up and look around.
Lucky me, lucky mud.
I, mud, sat up and saw what a nice job God had done.
Nice going, God.
Nobody but you could have done it, God! I certainly couldn't have.
I feel very unimportant compared to You.
The only way I can feel the least bit important is to think of all the mud that didn't even get to sit up and look around.
I got so much, and most mud got so little.
Thank you for the honor!
Now mud lies down again and goes to sleep.
What memories for mud to have!
What interesting other kinds of sitting-up mud I met!
I loved everything I saw!
I will go to heaven now.
I can hardly wait...
Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle
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