Stephen Douglas Minnis


Stephen Douglas Minnis, 66, of Meadville, passed away Friday, September 6, 2019, at Marquette Hospice House.
Stephen was born in Meadville, on April 14, 1953, a son of the late Robert W. and Norma Jean (Schreck) Minnis.
On December 8, 1997 Stephen married Rose Ann Farkus Bergamasco; she survives.
In 1973 Stephen began his 30+ year career with the former PPG Industry, which later became known as PGW. He was employed as a Packer/Operator until his health began to decline, forcing an early retirement. He was a 1971 graduate of Meadville High School. He was a member of Conneaut Lake Sportsman's Club and the PPG Trap Shooting Team. A huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan, Stephen also enjoyed shooting trap, playing softball, camping, hunting and spending time outdoors. He loved listening to music from the 1970's. Stephen will be sadly missed.
In addition to his wife, Rose Ann of 21 years, Stephen is survived by two children Michelle Elnyczky (Bill) of Pittsburgh, Stephanie McKay (Shawn) of Espyville, two step children Dee Darcangelo Henry (Greg) of Meadville, Tony Darcangelo (Gretchen) Hermitage, five grandchildren Laura, Mark, Cameron, McKayla, Zoey, three sisters Cindy Splitstone, (Don) of Linesville, Bonnie Edwards (James) of Lock Haven, Anita Becker (Rick) of Little Valley, NY, two brothers Richard Minnis (Joyce) of Conneaut Lake, James Minnis (Carolynne) of Paso Robles, CA, many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Stephen was preceded in death by a son Michael Minnis, an infant brother Thomas Minnis and his beloved dog, Maunchie who brought him great joy.
A Private Celebration of Life Service will be held at a future date.
A special thanks to Dr. Andra Fee and the nurses of Marquette Hospice House for the wonderful care they provided. A special thanks also to Stephen's friends and coworkers at PPG/PGW for the love and support given. Finally thank you to Ms. Sara King of Hospice of Crawford County for all the guidance provided.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Stephen's memory to Marquette Hospice House C/O Hospice of Crawford County, 766 Liberty St., Meadville, PA 16335.
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Amy Leveto
Sep 15, 2019
Steve was a very kind and warm man, always making me feel at home whenever around him. I am sorry for your loss.
Judie Buchanan
Sep 11, 2019
Steve was a wonderful friend. I had many great times with him. He had a great sense of humor, and enjoyed having fun. His easy going laid back personality is what I will remember and miss the most about him. Rest in peace Steve, catch ya on the other side!
Cindy Miller
Sep 11, 2019
Visiting with him , he was a Special man.
Denise Ross
Sep 09, 2019
Sending prayers and wish you peace at this time. May God bless you the family during this time of sorrow. Love you Stephany May your Dad finally be at peace in the arms of God.
Ken Schaeffer and Roxann Good
Sep 09, 2019
Turk will be missed God bless
Anette & Jason Roberts
Sep 09, 2019
On earth or in heaven Steve is an asset. I will love you forever.
Picture is of Steve Minnis & his ex wife Donna Schaeffer with my daughter Shelby Roberts. They are Shelbys godparents.
Jeffrey Foster
Sep 08, 2019
Steve is a great man, He would give anyone the shirt off his back at anytime. He will be sadly missed.
Karen M. Zuchero Finken
Sep 08, 2019
Sad to see High School Friend passed. To his Family, his Wife and Children, my deepest condolences.
Daniel P Byers
Sep 08, 2019
Prayers of comfort and peace to Rose and the family during this difficult time.