Stephen R. Miola—4/19/2015

Steven R. Miola, April 19, 2015, of Lansdale.  Beloved husband of Paula Sarday, passed away on April 19, 2015.  Loving father of Anthony, Steven and Joseph.  Also survived by mother Annette, twin brother, Robert, as well as nephew and godson Daniel, nieces Sr. Fiat, Sr. Panagia, Rose, and stepson Shawn.

Steve was born on August 30, 1951 in Brooklyn, New York, attended Archbishop Molloy High School and Manhattan College, and then continued studies at Temple University, obtaining a Masters and Ph.D. in Biometrics. In his later years he also was near completion of a Masters in Theology at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.  He was employed at Merck for 38 years in the Research and Marketing Divisions, most recently acting as a Senior Principal Scientist in Research.

For the last 10 years Steve was an active and devout member of the religious family of the Incarnate Word.  He showed unyielding support for the religious sisters and priests and their missions in spiritual and material ways, also creating numerous pieces of beautiful artwork for the order.  His generosity led him to become a Knight Commander in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem dedicated to the preservation and propagation of the Catholic faith in the Holy Land through prayer and charitable undertakings.

He began his years serving on the altar in Queens and ended them serving on the altar in Philadelphia with the Confraternity of St. Stephen, a guild of Latin Mass altar servers.

Relatives and friends are invited to the viewing at Corpus Christi Church, 900 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale, PA 19446, on Friday, April 24th, 2015, between 9 and 11 a.m., followed by his Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment St. John Neuman cemetery.

Donations in Steve’s memory may be given to the Institute Servants of the Lord (http://ssvmusa.org.  Address: Provincial House/ 28  15th St. SE/  Washington, DC 20003).

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