Stephen C. Polczer, 82, of Bethlehem, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of the late Theresa M. “Teri” (Sebio) Polczer sharing 58 years of marriage. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Stephen and Josephine (Merlo) Polczer. Steve was a graduate of Liberty High School, class of 1958. He proudly and honorably served his country in the United States Army, stationed in Korea during the Vietnam War. Steve worked for the Bethlehem Steel for most of his life until retiring at 57. Steve and his wife “teri” enjoyed traveling and taking a great many cruises after they both retired. They spoke often of the glorious wonders and sites they both got to experience. He was an avid member of the Lehigh Valley treasure hunters club finding countless coins, rings and many items for over 50 years. He was an avid hunter spending much time with his sons and grandsons creating incredible memories. Steve was a diehard Philadelphia Phillies fan even when they were in last place. He would still stay up to watch them until 2AM. Thats how dearly he loved those Phillies. His other love was nascar racing. His dream was to see the Daytona 500 which he proudly got to see. Steve enjoyed every moment with his grandchildren and was the best babysitter anyone could ever have. HE was such a proud grandfather! His six great grandchildren loved him dearly as he loved spending time with all of them. He always spoke how blessed he was with his faith, family and friends. He will be remembered for his love, faith, strength , wisdom , courage, friendship and that strong pillar of his family. His awesome presence will be well missed by all who knew him.
Survivors: He will be lovingly remembered by his son Stephen J. Polczer of Northampton; sisters Joanne Ellis of Bethlehem and Annemarie Seman of Lower Saucon; grandchildren Kathryn, Stephen and Sean and 6 loving great grandchildren. In addition to his loving wife Teri, he was preceded in death by his beloved son David Polczer.
Services: A Funeral Service will be held at 12 Noon on Monday, May 1, 2023 at the Cantelmi Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 where the family will receive relatives and friends from 10 A.M. until time of the service. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Northampton Memorial Shrine. A memory tribute may be placed at www.cantelmifuneralhome.com.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.
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