Dr. William J. Stept
May 16, 2014

Visitation Information

May 18 2014 - 10:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, 5509 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Funeral Information

May 18 2014 - 11:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, 5509 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

STEPT, M.D.  WILLIAM JOSEPH: Of Fox Chapel, died, at the age of 81, on Friday, May 16, 2014.  He was survived by his wife, Janet Stept, and predeceased by Esther Siegle Stept.  He was the beloved father of Dr. Larry Stept (Elaine), Glenn (Shaun), Mark (Pesha), the late Bonnie Stept-Myers (Scott), and Jimmy Gillespie (Lori) and twelve grandchildren  and the brother of Dr. Leonard A. Stept (Kathy).  He was born to the late Reva and Abe Stept on December 25, 1932, in Johnstown, PA.  Dr. William Stept attended Westmont High School, in Johnstown, PA.  He graduated college from the University of Pittsburgh and received his medical school diploma from the University of Pittsburgh Medical School.  He trained for his anesthesiology residency at UPMC under the tutelage of Dr. Peter Safar.  He received his fellowship in pain management from the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Stept began practicing medicine in New Kensington, and subsequently moved his practice to Shadyside Hospital.  During his tenure at Shadyside Hospital, he was Chief of the Medical Staff, Chief of the Anesthesiology Department, and  Chief of the Pain Medicine Department. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Sunday at 11 AM. Visitation one hour prior to services (10 - 11 AM). Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Shadyside Hospital Foundation, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, or a charity of choice. www.schugar.com 


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Glenn Stept Family: I am saddened to hear of your recent loss. I have many fond memories of Dr. Stept - His humor--quick wit--and generosity of spirit~ May your precious memories of many wonderful years be a comfort.

By Leigh Kennedy - May 20, 2014

Jan, We were so sorry to hear about Bill, we will not be able to come this morning because our little great-granddaughter is making her first Holy Communion. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Steve and Sis

By Steve & Sis Orlando - May 18, 2014