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Albert Stepanovicz of Marietta GA died at 90 years old on 1/31/2014.  He is predeceased by his wife Mae Eilean Kennedy Stepanovicz and his parents Julius and Grace Stepanovicz. Services were held at Mayes Ward – Dobbins Funeral Home and interment at Mountain View Cemetery in Marietta. His surviving children and their spouses are Alan & Kathy Stepanovicz, Mary & Scott Ennis, and Rebecca & Jerry Austin. He is survived by several grandchildren: Rana Graham; Brian Stepanovicz; Dustin Townsend & wife Megan.  One great grandchild Brinton Burgess; Other grand children include John & Stephanie McMahan; Lorie & Kenny Martin; and Melissa & Jeremy Smith. Albert was an achiever throughout his life.  In school he was a class officer, Clerk for his class, he ran track, and was a life guard.  He graduated from the University of Toledo and the Conservatory of Music.  Al enjoyed music of all varieties. He also played the piano, keyboards, the harmonica, and spoons.   He enjoyed swimming, fishing, hunting, and camping.  His hobbies included the Morse code, ham radios, tinkering with cars, wine making, woodworking, reading, and playing music. In his earlier years, Albert (stage name was “Al Stephens”) played the 180 key piano accordion on 2 radio stations in Toledo OH. As high Marksman in the U.S. Army during WW II he was “Sergeant Step”. Al’s career in the Federal Government as a Certified Internal Auditor with the Defense Contracting Agency brought him and his family down to Marietta, GA in 1962.  His auditing teams audited Lockheed Martin and MARTA in Atlanta to name a couple. Albert was a dedicated man to his family and his church.  He held numerous positions at Faith Lutheran Church in Marietta. - Elder, Sunday School Teacher, Teller, Financial Secretary, and substituted when Pastor was out of town. After retiring from the government he was an Honorary Deputy Sheriff in Cobb County as a Probation Officer for the RYDC, where he counseled troubled youth. Albert was in the “Fraternal Brotherhood” of the Masonic Lodge and was Master of Kennesaw Lodge #33 in 1974.  As a Shriner, he accomplished both orders of the York Rite and Scottish Rite to achieve the 33 degrees. Albert Stepanovicz loved the Lord, his family, his friends, his church, and his country.

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