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James "Jim" Marlin Stepp, Jr.

November 9, 1958 ~ August 29, 2018 (age 59)

James “Jim” Marlin Stepp, Jr.

Dedicated Husband and Loving Father -

James “Jim” Marlin Stepp, Jr., age 59, of Carlisle, passed away while being comforted by his loving family on Wednesday, August 29, 2018.  Jim was born on Sunday, November 9, 1958 in Harrisburg to Fern Elizabeth (Sanderson) Stepp and the late James Marlin Stepp, Sr. 

Jim’s survivors include his wife of 11 years, Sharon Kay (Hoover) Stepp; his sister, Brenda L. Snyder and her husband, Leon, of Lebanon; his four children: Christine M. Williams and her fiancé, Keith Hillard, of Harrisburg, Cynthia “Cindy” L. Gonzalez and her husband, Max, of Middletown, James “JR” R. Stepp and his wife, Teresa, of Boiling Springs, Joseph L. Stepp and his fiancé, Franchesca, of Lancaster; his two step-sons: M. Daniel Rider and his wife, Mindy, of Carlisle, M. David Rider and his fiancé, Melinda, of York; his 13 grandchildren: Alexandra, Jordan, David, Logan, Kayla, Jaylen, Tommy, Niecey, Mindy, Lilly, Tommy, Tyler, Dylan; and his five great-grandchildren: Lai’Lony, Pay’Tyn, Da’Kari, Kai’Syn, Dai’Vion.

Jim attended Cumberland Valley High School as part of the class of 1978.  He retired from Phil Mentzer & Son, Inc. Epoxy Applications in Mechanicsburg.  Jim attended the Mechanicsburg Church of the Brethren.  He loved baseball and played the sport most of his life as a left-handed pitcher.  Jim enjoyed coaching his grandsons’ Little League.  He was an avid fisherman that loved to spend hours trying to reel in the perfect catch.  If Jim wasn’t playing baseball or fishing, he could be found betting on horse racing.  He also liked to watch all different types of sports, especially Pittsburgh Steelers football, Philadelphia Phillies baseball, and NASCAR racing.  Jim was a hard worker but his real passion was his family.  This was where he was able to put in a great deal of dedication and perseverance.  Jim was most proud of his children, all of whom melted his heart.  He was softened by his grandchildren and their presence in his life. 

All are welcome to join Jim’s family at his viewing on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and for his gathering of family and friends on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. with a service to begin at 1:15 p.m., all at Mechanicsburg Church of the Brethren, 301 Gale Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; with Pastor Del Keeney officiating.  Jim’s family invites everyone to join them for a time of food and fellowship at his church following the service.

Contributions in celebration of Jim’s life can be made to Cumberland Valley Little League, 1267 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs, PA 17007.

Jim’s family has entrusted his care to Myers – Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Jim’s full obituary, view his memorial video and picture, and sign Jim’s official guest book at

Donations may be made to:

Cumberland Valley Little League
1267 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs PA 17007

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