Stephen Nevin

Stephen W. Nevin

1930 - 2018

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Obituary of Stephen Nevin

Stephen William Nevin, known to family as “Goon”, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday October 23rd, 2018. Beloved husband to Mary Maccaroni and the late Patricia Joan Nevin (nee O’Brien).  Loving father of Charles (the late MJ), Deborah (Michael), Stephen Jr (Susan), Geralyn (Brian), Timothy (Missy), Matthew (Maryann), Daniel and the late Laura. Dear step-father James (Carol) Maccaroni, Nicholas (Debra) Maccaroni, and Gloria (Simon) Webb. Loving grandfather of Chuck Allen, Mark Nevin (Bonnie), Margie (Jay) Johnstonbaugh, Karl Beckett, Stephanie (Jon) Ramirez, Jillian (Will) Barkley, Daniel Beckett, Christopher Nevin, Sean Callaghan, Madisyn Nevin, Bobby Nevin, Lauren Nevin, Erin Nevin, Ava Nevin, Cole Nevin, Beth (Peter) Poopat, James (Jennifer) Maccaroni, Lisa (Mark) Cunningham, Megan Maccaroni, Matthew and Katie Webb. Cherished great grandfather of Joshua and Emma Nevin, Aiden, Shane and Landon Johnstonbaugh, Olivia and Noah Beckett, Brody Ramirez, Julian and Ana Poopat, and Clare Cunningham.

 

Born in Brooklyn, New York to Robert and Mary, Steve had one sibling, the late Eleanor. Soon after graduating from High school Steve was drafted into the Army in 1950 during the Korean war. He served his country proudly and was stationed in Germany. Steve was an avid baseball player. He pitched for the Army Baseball team until his release from service in 1952. He came home and went straight to Florida where he attended the University of Florida on the GI Bill. He again excelled on the mound and was recognized by a Scout from the St. Louis Cardinals farm system. He was signed to a minor league contract and began pitching for their AA affiliate in Florida. His baseball career was stopped short when he was struck in the head by a line drive during batting practice.

He relocated with his wife Patricia to Philadelphia where they started their family. In 1971 they packed up the station wagon and moved to Cherry Hill, NJ. There, he and Patricia taught their children the meaning of hard work, unfaltering love, and true kindness. He worked at Eastern Business Forms for several years and then moved on to Office Electronics Inc before his retirement. He loved his Philly sports teams. The Phillies were his passion and he never missed a game. Steve married Mary after the passing of Patricia and moved from the Cherry Hill family home to Berlin where he remained until his passing.

Retirement suited Steve, he took up golf and was soon playing regularly with his buddies Eddie and Reggie. They also enjoyed playing the occasional game of poker (which he had taught his kids at a very early age). The Nevin Christmas Eve celebration was an incredible tradition. Steve and Mary introduced the “Club Nev” line of clothing which took off in the family. Each Christmas a new item was added from sweat suits to jackets to hats each adorned by the “members”.

Steve was extremely proud of his Irish heritage and he and Mary made the trip to the Emerald Isle together. He was a religious man, being part of local churches and teaching his family the importance of religion but most importantly, he was a loving man, showing everyone around him what true love really is. His kind, caring, brilliant smile could brighten even the darkest day. The world is a better place because he was part of it. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing Monday morning 9:00AM-10:30AM and at St. Simon Stock Parish Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church 178 W. White Horse Pike Berlin, NJ 08009. Funeral Mass 10:30AM. Interment with military honors will take place at Calvary Cemetery Cherry Hill, NJ. In lieu of flowers contributions to St. Simon Stock Parish at the above address would be appreciated. For additional information or to email lasting condolences;COSTANTINOFH.COM.

 

 

I lay my head to rest, 

And in doing so, 

Lay at your feet,

The faces I have seen, 

The voices I have heard,

The words I have spoken,

The hands I have shaken,

The service I have given,

The joys I have shared,

The sorrows revealed,

I lay them at your feet, 

And in doing so,

Lay my head to rest.

Monday
29
October

Viewing

9:00 am - 10:30 am
Monday, October 29, 2018
St. Simon Stock Church/Our Lady Of Mt. Carmel Church
178 W. White Horse Pike
Berlin, New Jersey, United States
856-767-2563
Monday
29
October

Funeral Mass

10:30 am
Monday, October 29, 2018
St. Simon Stock Church/Our Lady Of Mt. Carmel Church
178 W. White Horse Pike
Berlin, New Jersey, United States
856-767-2563
Monday
29
October

Burial

12:00 pm
Monday, October 29, 2018
Calvary Cemetery
2398 Marlton Pike W
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
856-663-3345