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Former Councilman Bill Stevens Passes Away

Doylestown Borough's Bill Stevens served 15 years on borough council.

Former Doylestown Councilperson Bill Stevens passed away on Sunday after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

William H. "Bill" Stevens III served two stints on borough council, the first from 1989 to 2001. In early 2010, he was appointed to fill a vacancy on the board created when council member John Buckman died.

From 2010 to the end of 2011, Stevens was the lone Republican on council.

In 2011, he stood for re-election, but was defeated by Democratic challenger Kevin Kelly.

A U.S. Army veteran, Stevens was the longtime chair of borough council's finance committee He also was a member of the borough's youth advisory board.

Stevens lived in Doylestown Borough for 33 years, and was involved with several organizations, including American Legion Post 210, Guardians of the National Cemetery, Bux-Mont American Legion Baseball League and Doylestown O35 Softball League.

Details regarding funeral services are not available at this time.

Kevin Kelly December 31, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Bill Stevens was a class act and fine man. I truly admired and respected him. I will miss him deeply as will the Borough of Doylestown.
Joan Doyle December 31, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Bill Stevens was a dedicated public official. He was a council member that always made thoughtful decisions for the community. It was a privilege to serve with him and his passing is far too premature. I came to respect him for his wise advice and viewpoints and always enjoyed his stories. RIP, Bill.
Kevin Manero December 31, 2012 at 08:49 PM
As an ambassador for American Legion Baseball, Bill Stevens was as steady and poised a leader as there is in local baseball. He commanded the Bux-Mont American Legion Baseball League with consistency, dedication and professionalism. He gave of himself for the good of the countless baseball players that have come through the Bux-Mont area. All players and coaches have lost a great baseball man to whom they owe a large debt of gratitude, but these players and coaches, perhaps without even knowing it at the time, have also gained so much from the time and effort he dedicated for all of us.
Jessica Stevens Darling January 01, 2013 at 02:37 AM
Thank you for your kind words. I'm so proud of everything my Dad achieved. He was truely amazing.
Jessica Stevens Darling January 01, 2013 at 02:38 AM
Thank you! My Dad was amazing!
Jessica Stevens Darling January 01, 2013 at 02:39 AM
Thank you for your kind words. My Dad will be missed by many people!
dave stever January 01, 2013 at 04:20 AM
The volleyball world will miss Bill. He was a class act !!!
Brian Michael Randall January 01, 2013 at 05:24 AM
As a fellow Army veteran and USA volleyball official, I will miss his leadership and friendship that he was able to impart on me and others. Thanks for your service to both community and country. Rest in peace Bill.
Steve Ruane January 01, 2013 at 10:52 AM
A True Gentleman and tremendous Leader for our town and local sports community. His leadership allowed those around him to flourish and grow. He will be sorely missed, but he has set a standard for us to carry on! Nothing less than our best will Do. Rest in Peace my Friend.
Brad Hedrick January 01, 2013 at 03:20 PM
Bill was a reassuring presence on Borough Council. Fanny Chapman Pool embarked on significant growth and needed upgrades during the 1990’s and early 2000's, and Bill was a friend of the pool. He believed in the ability of the Board to set its own course and meet its financial obligations, while having the support of Borough Council. Bill served his community well, and his service lives on. He will be missed and long remembered.
Tom Jarret January 01, 2013 at 03:37 PM
I had the privilege to serve on Council with Bill, and always found him to be a reliable and experienced colleague, as well as a friend and mentor to "the new guy". I am very sorry for your loss, and I think its very appropriate to see the description "class act" over and over. He really was that.
Henry Leong January 01, 2013 at 05:19 PM
To Jean, Julie, Jessica, & Tim, Thanks for sharing Bill with us! He was a great mentor, friend, & always gave good advice & set the standard for us to follow. The volleyball community will continue to share the many skills (officiating & coaching) he instilled in us to honor him forever.
Lori Colonna January 02, 2013 at 01:25 PM
Only knew Bill through volleyball the last five years but he was truly a gentle giant and a born leader.
Glenn Kochanowicz January 03, 2013 at 03:56 PM
I am an NCAA and PIAA umpire that worked with Bill. Bill was one of the best and most respected umpires around. He was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. He helped me establish myself as a new umpire and taught me the ropes He continued to offer encouragement and advice to me as i developed as an umpire over the years. Bill's comments, insights and mere presence at our PIAA meetings will be sorely missed. When Bill Stevens spoke...... Umpires Listened! May Bill rest in peace. Best regards, Glenn Kochanowicz

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