The Rev. James Paul Stevenson, Class of 1968, died at home in West Pittston, Pennsylvania, on January 25, at the age of 71. At the time of his death, he was surrounded by his loved ones, wife, Judy Stevenson, and son, Ian Andrew Stevenson. Stevenson was born in Bethlehem, son of the late Rt. Rev. Dean Stevenson and Doris Quier Stevenson. He was a graduate of Emmaus High School, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Lehigh University before attending General; he also received a master's degree from Marywood College in Christian education and mathematics.
He began his ministry at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre, and from there continued to serve The Episcopal Church as rector of St. James Episcopal Church, Pittston; Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre; and Trinity Episcopal Church, West Pittston. Following his retirement, he continued serving the Church as priest-in-charge at Prince of Peace, Dallas; Grace Episcopal Church, Kingston; and St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Scranton. Stevenson was a mathematics teacher for several years in the Wyoming Area School District. He also worked for a number of years in human resources for Diversified Information Technologies.
Stevenson was a member of the Lehigh University Alumni Association, St. Stephen's Pro-Cathedral, Fox Hill Country Club and the West Pittston coffee klatch, where he particularly enjoyed lively discussions with wonderful friends. Throughout his life he enjoyed reading, college football, gardening and bridge.
Jim is survived by his loving wife, Judy Moss Stevenson; son, Ian Andrew Stevenson; sister, Ruth Graffius and her husband, Bill; brother, the Rev. Frederic Stevenson and his wife, Mary; and sister-in-law, Ellen Moss Quinn and her husband, the late Martin Quinn; nieces, Blair Quinn-Wullschlager, Beth Stevenson and Alison Graffius; and nephews, Daniel Stevenson and Nathan Stevenson.
The funeral service was held January 29 in St. Stephen's Pro-Cathedral, Wilkes-Barre. Interment was at West Pittston Cemetery following the funeral service.