Henry E. Stevens, 102, of Fair Haven, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2022.
Henry was born on January 16,1920, in New Britain, Connecticut to Joseph and Bertha Stepanski. Henry earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. He enrolled in the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and graduated as a Lieutenant Junior Grade. Before shipping off on the USS Tuscaloosa to join the US WWII Pacific Campaign, Henry married Virginia Madeleine Rowe on August 23, 1944. Together they had six children.
Henry had a successful career in the corporate world after WWII. His position with Becton-Dickinson brought him to Fair Haven in 1975, where he remained a resident ever since.
After retiring in 1983, Henry enjoyed a rich life in Fair Haven, even becoming the Grand Marshall of the Fair Haven Memorial Day Parade in 2019, at the age of 99. On his 100th birthday, Henry became an inspiration for all of the students at Knollwood School as he greeted them in the halls!
Henry made many friends in the Fair Haven area including neighbors, firemen and fellow veterans. We thank you all for enriching his life!
Henry is predeceased by his wife Virginia, son James, and son Geoffrey. Henry is survived by his daughter, Caroline, of Ashburn, Virginia; son Ronald and his wife Birgitte of Los Angeles, California; Pamela Colucci and husband Robert of Tampa, Florida; daughter Deborah Stevens of Washington DC; grandson Joe Colucci and wife Deirdre and great-grandchildren Sierra and Matthew, all of Tampa, Florida.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 3rd from 4:00PM to 7:00PM, at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank, with words of remembrance at 6:30 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 4th at 10:00AM at The Church of the Nativity, 180 Ridge Road, Fair Haven, New Jersey. Burial will follow at the BG William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery, Wrightstown, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to the Church of Nativity, whose love and devotion to Henry in his last years was immeasurable.