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Updated: 02/21/2014 08:00:01AM

Steve Bybel

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Steve Bybel, 89, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.

He was born Sept. 2, 1924, in Scottdale, Pa., to Nicholas and Mary (nee Pluta) Bybel.

Steve was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in World War II (PT Boat 480) as a Gunner’s Mate. He retired from Midwest Steel Corporation of Indiana. Steve then moved with his wife Eva Mae (nee Sanders) Bybel from their longtime home of Portage, Ind., to Port Charlotte in 1987.

He was a member of the Catholic faith. Steve enjoyed the Florida lifestyle for 27 years. He was an avid golfer, and enjoyed playing 18 holes of golf as often as he could.

Steve will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 65 years, Eva Mae Bybel; his sister, Helen Bitner of Pennsylvania; three daughters, Diana Lee (fiancé, James W. Redmon) Bybel of Port Charlotte, Valerie Jean Adams of Indiana, and Stephanie Blackman of Port Charlotte; four grandchildren, James K. Adams of California, Tina (John) Beth Yelen of Illinois, Steve Douglas (Adrian) Conner of Florida, and Shawn C. Adams of Florida; three great-grandchildren, Todd A. (Lori) Baker of Indiana, Amber Lynn Conner of Texas, and Easton Conner of Florida; and longtime friend, Jack Yurick. In addition to his parents, Steve was preceded in death by three brothers; and five sisters.

In accordance with Steve’s wishes, there will be no services, and his ashes will be scattered in the Gulf. In lieu of flowers, memorial bequests are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 992 Tamiami Trail, Unit C-2, Port Charlotte, FL 33953. Friends may visit to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family.

Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Charlotte Chapel.

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