Marathon community mourns loss of former fire chief

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The greater Marathon community mourns the loss of one of its own this weekend.

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Robert Stevens was a lifelong area resident and member of the Marathon Fire Department & Emergency Squad, where he twice served as chief.

He also led a professional career over the years that included work for Grumman Boats, United Parcel Service, Salisbury Fire Equipment and Cortland County Buildings and Grounds.

In his spare time, Bob was a faithful and devoted follower of the Marathon Central School athletic program.

A 1959 graduate of Marathon HS, he later spent time serving his country in the Army from 1966-68.

On Friday, he passed away at the age of 78 at Hospicare of Ithaca, surrounded by family including his wife of nearly 60 years, Gwen.

The family will receive friends at the Marathon Memorial Chapel on State Route 221, Marathon on Saturday, July 11, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Private memorial services will be held at the conclusion of visitation.

Additional information can be found here.

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