LISBON - Walter John Stefanish, 73, was laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. as 17 members looked on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012.
Walt was born on March 1, 1939, in Sharon, Pa., the son of Michael John and Helen (Brysh) Stefanish, who preceded him in death.
Her graduated from Farrell HIgh School in 1957 and went on to receive his BA degree from Youngstown State University and his MA degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Walt served 20 years as an Air Force Officer, retiring as a Major. He then became Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Columbiana County in Lisbon for 25 years.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Carole Mitchell Stefanish; his daughter Dr. Heather Gallacher; his son, Major Mitchell (Wendy) Stefanish; his sister, Marilynn and brother-in-law, Dominic Barber; his sister-in-law, Patricia and husband Ross Arnfield; granddaughters Brooke and Brigette Stefanish; and several nieces and nephews and grandnephews.
Walt was a member of numerous military and civic organizations.
A special thanks to the Edward J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home for handling the arrangements.
Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and to send condolences.