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Stephan Pahner

Stephan Pahner

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05/01/14 01:12 PM #1    

Nelson Abanto

Hi Folks,


With a little work, I found Steve's obituary from the Enquirer.  Here is an excerpt:

PAHNER Stephan C. Sr., died December 31, 2005, after his long struggle with Scleroerma. Husband to Jane and father to Jennifer and Stephan Jr. Stephan Sr., age 60 was born in Cincinnati, OH. He lived most of his working life in Rockville, MD where he raised his family and was active in the church and community. His 25 years working as a high-school marketing teacher in Montgomery County gave him the ability to reach out and touch numerous lives. He spent much of his spare time with his family, donating a great amount of time to scouting, church, tinkering with the stock market and co-leader of the Triangle Scleroderma Support Group. Steve was an honest and true man who wasn't afraid to speak the truth and share advice on many facets of life's troubles and tribulations. He had a unique way of interacting with others affecting and inspiring them to reach goals they may not have even known they had. Surviving are his wife, Jane Guentter Pahner, daughter Jennifer and husband Jimmy Dorff of Morrisville, NC, son Stephan C. Pahner Jr. and wife, Katie Simons Pahner of Arlington, VA, mother Margaret Sue Pahner, and siblings, Kim Deyer, Linda Meyer, Michael Pahner and Phil Pahner. - See more at:

May he rest in peace.

06/02/14 07:19 PM #2    

Philip Spiess

I knew Steve and his older brothers well through Scouts, church, and school.  His dad, Will Pahner, ran a well-known pharmacy in Clifton, where Mr. Counts, our dubious driver's ed teacher at WHHS, worked on Sundays.  We used to go over there after church on Sundays (it was around the corner) and harrass Mr. Counts.  His dad saved me more than once, particularly after our end-of-the-Senior-year Band Water-Skiing party at Ryland, Ky. [?], where I was having so much fun that I got terribly sun-burned and spent the weekend in the bathtub with Epsom Salts (or something) that Mr. Pahner brought over from his store.

Steve, as has been noted, was a good-natured, easy-going guy.  He started out in my sister's class down in the grades, but switched to ours.  Went on many Scout hikes and overnights together.  His older brother, Mike, was a card.  I also knew his wife, Jane Guentter, and her family, well; among other things, she and I went to Mr. Gallus's dancing school together to learn ballroom dancing (she was a good dancer).

As Nelson says, "Rest in Peace."


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