We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Kader-Neff Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
Timothy J. "Tim" Stem, 64, of Howard, surrounded by his loving family, passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2022, at his home. Born on August 19, 1957, in Bellefonte, he is the son of Barbara K. (Davis) Stem of Beech Creek and the late Richard G. Stem, Sr. On July 14, 1979, at the Howard United Methodist Church, he married Julie K. Heverly, who survives at home.
Tim was a 1975 graduate of Kent County High School in Worton Maryland. He joined the United States Army and retired after 20 years in the National Guard, earning the rank of 1st Sergeant E8. He was employed at the Bellefonte Armory, in the maintenance department, retired after 30 years of service and also worked at the Tavern Restaurant in State College, in the maintenance department, retiring after 26 years.
Tim excelled in wrestling during his school years. He wrestled for seven years. He was the regional champ in ninth grade at the Park Forest Middle School in State College, and regional champ in 11th grade at Kent County High School, in Worton, MD. His career was 72 wins-14 losses.
Tim was an excellent carpenter. He was always helping family and friends with home projects. He volunteered for many projects at his church. No matter what he was doing, his family took precedence . He loved to spend time with them, especially the grandchildren.
Tim is survived by his mother, wife, two daughters: Lacy J. Miller and her husband, Aaron, of State College and Leslie H. Johnson and her husband, Rex, of Howard and six grandchildren: Avery Miller, Emma Miller, Julia Johnson, RJ Johnson, Garrett Johnson, and Lilly Johnson.
He is also survived by his brother, Richard G. Stem, Jr. and his wife, Lois, of Beauford, SC; four sisters: Donna J. Unangst and her husband, Rick,of Milton, PA, Christine S. Curlett and her husband, George, of Kennedyville, MD, Deborah A. Tran and her husband, Vic, of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Robin L. McKinney and her husband, Greg, of Barclay, MD.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, from 10/11am at the Howard United Methodist Church. Memorial service will follow at 11am at the church with Pastor Craig Rose officiating. Burial with full military honors will be at Schenck's Cemetery in Howard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Howard United Methodist Church, 144 W. Main St. Howard, PA 16841.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kader-Neff Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc, 135 W. Main St. Howard, PA 16841