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Roy Stonesifer

Mr. Roy Meade Stonesifer, 90, of Chicago, Ill., died Sunday, April 8, at his daughter’s residence, 228 Shenstone Drive, Riverside, Ill.

He was the husband of the late Bernice Pasco Stonesifer. Born April 18, 1910, in Emmitsburg, he was a son of the late Mahlon and Annie Fuss Stonesifer.

Mr. Stonesifer moved to Chicago in 1929 and worked for the American Can Co. for 42 years. He loved hunting, fishing, and returning to Emmitsburg and Thurmont to visit relatives.

He was a member of St. Symphorosa Church and St. Symphorosa Supper Club. He was the last member of the Stonesifer family.

Surviving are one daughter, Cecilia Straka and husband Edward; four grandchildren, Lisa Simo and husband Mark; Renee Lebegue and husband John, Mark Straka; and Michael Straka and wife Jennifer; four great-grandchildren, Spencer Lebegue, Jason Straka, Ryan Simo, and Brenden Straka.

Mr. Stonesifer was preceded in death by one son, Donald Juskiewicz; six sisters, Emma Bollinger, Annie McNair, Carrie Stonesifer, Helen Myers, Marian Eyler and Ruth Copenhaver; and four brothers, Robert, Leonard, Edgar and Carroll Stonesifer. .

Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 11, at Central Funeral Chapel of Chicago and St. Symphorosa Church.

Bearers were Rodman Myers, Dallas McNair, Allen Bollinger, Mark Simo, Michael Straka, Mark Straka, John Lebegue, and Gary Hocksprung. Interment was in Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

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