Stephen D. Oliphant
December 31, 1933 - February 19, 2022

Funeral Information

February 23 2022 - 1:00 pm
West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation, Cemetery Lane, (Ross Township) Pittsburgh, 15229

STEPHEN D. OLIPHANT: It is with profound sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Stephen Duncan Oliphant Junior (December 31, 1933 - February 19, 2022), who peacefully passed surrounded by his loved ones. Born and raised in Beaver, Pennsylvania, Steve resided with his parents and older brother, the late Stephen, Dorothy (Thompson), and Robert Oliphant. Losing his father at the young age of 13, Steve developed a remarkable sense of independence, a trait which he valued and deliberately instilled in future generations of his family. During his years at Beaver High School, he remained an active community member and three sport athlete. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Washington and Jefferson College where he played football and held various leadership roles, such as his role as President of the Letterman’s Club. Following graduation, he served on the W & J Board of Trustees and as President of the Alumni Association, maintaining a connection to the institution he so deeply cherished. Professionally, Steve began his lifelong career in the steel industry at Jones and Laughlin Steel Company. While living in Cleveland he was active in the Civil Rights Movement chairing a community center. After leaving J and L Company he became President at Roth Steel Tube Company. Inherently entrepreneurial, Steve later founded various companies in the metal industry, including TubeTech, North American Steel Company, and Steel Tubing Sales. Steve gained immense satisfaction from his occupation, reluctantly lessening his workload during recent years to spend more time with his family and more significantly, his beloved wife. Later in life Steve pursued multiple interests, including teaching Political Geography at CMU Osher, refereeing JV football and exercising daily. He is survived by his beloved wife Judith Roscow with whom he shared a marriage filled with love and support. Such reflected the way in which Steve entered all relationships, conveying genuine kindness and interest in everyone he encountered. Steve is the father of Melissa Oliphant and Harriet Clift (Ray); the stepfather of Diana Terrill (Marc), David Roscow (Rachel), and Jonathan Roscow (Katy); and grandfather to  seven wonderful grandchildren who he adored. Graveside Service and Interment will be held on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 1 PM at West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation. Please contact Ralph Schugar Chapel at 412-621-8282 for shiva details. Contributions can be made to Washington and Jefferson College Class of 1955, Scholarship Fund, Department of Development, 60 S. Lincoln Street, Washington, PA 15301 or Sewickley Public Library, Children’s Department, 500 Thorn Street, Sewickley, PA 15143. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. 


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I am so sorry to hear about your beloved Steve’s passing. I remember when you told me that you met him at the CMU track when you and I worked at first site. What a wonderful man a wonderful marriage. May all of his memories be a blessing to all of us. Love Rachael & Bruce Rosen

By Dear Judy and family - February 28, 2022

Dear Judy, My heart goes out to you and your family. I cherish the wonderful opportunity that I had to work with Steve. In addition to his focus on his health, Steve was an amazing intellectual, interested and knowledgeable in all aspects of life from business to politics to sports and beyond. Steve's love, respect, admiration and appreciation for you was obvious. May he rest in peace. Sincerely, Ernie

By Ernest Tolentino - February 26, 2022

Judy and Judy’s extraordinary family: May peace cup your heart and hold it gently. Love to all of you, especially my dearest cousin Judy.

By Sharan Z Jayne - February 24, 2022

Dear Judy, My deepest sympathy & thoughts are with you. May you find solace & joy in the memories of your beautiful, loving relationship with Steve. Love, Lee Wolf

By Lee Wolf - February 23, 2022

Dear Judy, My deepest condolences to you and your family. Steve was a wonderful man and full of kindness. I am incredibly grateful my grandparents had you and Steve in their lives, as they greatly appreciated their friendship with Steve and yourself. May his memory be a blessing! Love, Blake

By Blake Zeve - February 23, 2022

Dear Judy, my deepest condolences for your loss. My prayers go for your husband, you, and the family. Peace and love, Jorge

By Jorge E. Delgado - February 23, 2022

Judy and family, we send our love, thoughts, and prayers. Stephen was such a warm, wonderful man and he will be greatly missed.

By Cynthia and David Shapira - February 23, 2022