Stephen R. Holup, Jr., 72, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully with his loving wife and son by his side on Friday September 13, 2019 at Uniontown Hospital.
He was born December 5, 1946 in Uniontown, a son of the late Stephen Sr. and Jessica (Perielli) Holup.
Stephen was a graduate of North Union High School in the Class of 1965 and went on to Penn State Fayette where he studied for 2 years until he was drafted into the Vietnam War where he served in the United States Army in Thailand.
Once he returned from the war, Stephen was employed through Hills Department Store as a district manager for many years and then through Family Dollar as a district manager.
He was a member of the Sons of Italy, Fairchance.
Previously he was a member of St. Mary Roman Catholic Church and when he was married to his loving wife Kathy, he became a longtime member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville.
Stephen enjoyed watching sports, especially the Steelers and Pirates.
Stephen is survived by his beloved wife, Kathy A. (Mayros) Holup; son, Shawn Steven Holup and wife Jade(Leung) of Pittsburgh; aunt, Louise Katalinic of Fairchance; several cousins; numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law, James Mayros and wife Chuckie of Goldsboro, NC and Larry Mayros and wife Kathy of Vanderbilt; sister-in-law, Donna DeBellis and husband Sam of Pittsburgh; 2 godchildren, Lori DeMarco of Vanderbilt and Austin Mitchell of Raleigh, NC and special dog, Cocoa.
In addition to his parents, Stephen was preceded in death by his brother, John Holup; sister, Peggy Boyer; niece, Carol Childs; nephew, Larry Mayros, Jr.; father-in-law, John Mayros and mother-in-law, Sophia (Mazurik) Mayros.
Family and friends will be received in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME, INC. 418 North Pittsburgh Street Connellsville, PA 15425 on Tuesday from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm and again on Wednesday from 8:30am until 9:30am when Prayers of Transfer will be held.
A Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville at 10am with Rev. Fr. Daniel Carr as Celebrant.
Committal will follow at St. John R.C. Cemetery, Connellsville with full Military Honors held by the V.F.W. 21 and the American Legion Post 301 and 762.
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