Stephen K. Stephenson of Westford, MA

1942 - 2022

US Veteran USAF


June 25, 2022
Dolan Funeral Home


June 25, 2022
Dolan Funeral Home

Stephen Kent “Steve” Stephenson, age 79, of Westford passed away on June 22, 2022. Steve was loved and will be missed.

Steve leaves behind his wife, Linda Walsh Stephenson, of Westford, MA; his daughter Jan Stephenson Kelly, her husband Jonathan and their children Teagan and Spencer of Scituate, MA; his son John Stephenson, his wife Katelyn (Rosa) and their children Kiernan and Connor of Great Falls, VA; and his daughter Jill Stephenson and her husband Andrew Fitzgerald of New York, NY. Steve is also survived by his siblings Deborah McIntyre, Carol Donahue, Stephen Lee Stephenson, and William Stephenson. He is predeceased by his father Will Stephenson, mother Chrystene Parker, and stepfather Donald Donahue.

Born in Columbus, Ohio on September 28, 1942, Steve was raised in Slaterville Springs, New York. He was a graduate of Ithaca High School, class of 1960. Steve spent four years in the United States Air Force, including a year learning to repair electronic cryptographic equipment, a year in Misawa, Japan, and three years as a cadet at USAF Academy. He earned his Bachelor of Science in 1969 and Master of Engineering (Electrical) in 1971 from Cornell University. Steve’s 30-year career included industrial and engineering computer systems sales and systems engineering. In 2001, Steve became a high school math teacher, earning his Master of Education degree from UMass Lowell in 2004. He taught Calculus and Precalculus at Lowell High School until 2013. Steve authored “Ancient Computers, How a Line Abacus was Used 2500 BC – 1600 AD” (ISBN 1490964371). His interests included cosmology, science, math, computers, abacuses, and history. Steve believed in celebrating the lives of his ancestors through genealogy. He gave great big bear hugs and enjoyed good Scotch whisky.

A funeral service is scheduled for 9:00 am on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex Street, North Chelmsford, MA. Visitation from 9-10 am and brief ceremony at 10 am will be held at the funeral home, followed by burial at Pine Grove Cemetery in Westford. Donations may be made in Steve’s memory to the Greater Boston Food Bank.

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