In Memoriam
Wayne Stephen, Wayne Concrete/Wayne Gravel Products

Once again, we sadly have to pass along the news of the passing of a beloved PACA member, Wayne Alan Stephen.

Winter Haven, FL.- Wayne Alan Stephen of Wellsville, passed away in his home in Winter Haven, FL., on Friday (January 26, 2024) after a long battle with cancer.

Wayne was born August 16, 1960, in Olean, he was the son of the late William N. and Norma (Joan) “Brundage” Stephen. On December 29, 1984, he married the former Lisa Moffatt in Bradford, PA.

Wayne graduated from Portville Central School; he was a member of the “legendary class of 1979”. In 1980, he started the Wayne Companies on a $500 loan. His companies employing nearly 1,000 people through the years. His company, now a corporation providing asphalt, gravel and concrete services, serving NY, PA, Florida and various jobs throughout the USA. The company and the legacy Wayne started will be carried on by his family.

Wayne always said he had no hobbies, but he loved spending time with friends and family. Wayne was a member of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels, numerous community clubs and several construction organizations. Wayne was most known for his quick wit, love of life, sparkling blue eyes, and his stand-alone strength and leadership. He also knew wherever he stood, he would be supported by his roots, his team, his family and life partner in business and life, Lisa.

Wayne is survived by his wife Lisa; his children, Garret (Clarice) Stephen of Davenport, FL., Angelyn (Joseph) Sempolinski of Canisteo, Grant (Skyler) Stephen of Wellsville, Layne Stephen of Wellsville; three grandchildren, Joselyn “JoJo”, Madelyn, and Mathis; siblings, Bill (Marlene) Stephen of Ceres, Jan Jadlowski of Portville, and Julie Bonhoff of Fort Myers, FL; loving cousins; nephews and nieces; in-laws, and work family; and his dearest friend, Mark Jaekle.

He was predeceased by his parents William and Joan; his grandparents; in-laws and a buddy, John Berardi.

The family will receive friends at the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State Street, Olean, on Sunday from 3-7 p.m. (February 4, 2024). A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday (February 5, 2024) at 1pm at Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels, Olean. Burial to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville.

Memorials may be made to Colleen Shea Children’s Foundation, 1086 Highway 315 Blvd, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 whose mission is to enrich children with disabilities.

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