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Dana J. Stevens

November 22, 1971 ~ February 19, 2023 (age 51) 51 Years Old


Dana J. Stevens, 51, of Coudersport passed away February 19, 2023, at UPMC-Cole, Coudersport. 

Dana was born on November 22,1971 in Coudersport. He was the son of Marilyn (Zamberlan) Plivelic of Austin and the late Russell D. Stevens. Dana married his long-time companion, the former Timecka Dubots on May 21, 2022. 

Dana was a graduate of Austin Area High School, Class of 1989. He was a member of the Carpenters Union and worked with numerous construction companies in the area. Dana also worked for S. Wilson Enterprises.

Dana was a Firefighter for 35 years and was a life member of both Austin and Coudersport volunteer fire departments. Dana performed many duties within Coudersport’s organization from Captain, Board Member, Rescue Squad and Apparatus Committee Member. Dana was the building/construction manager when renovations were done on the station a couple years ago. 

Dana fought a long, hard and triumphant battle with carcinoid cancer. The one piece of advice that Dana wanted to leave everyone with was this: “Make sure that you are your biggest healthcare advocate!! Know your body and find a doctor that is going to help you fight! Most importantly, have a strong support system.” You can support his last wish by being your own and biggest advocate! #danastrong 

In addition to his wife and mother, Dana is survived by sons, Derek and Dane Stevens, both of Coudersport; his brother, Patrick (LeAnne) Stevens of Austin; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his father, Dana was preceded in death by a sister, Debbie Sue Stevens. 

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Dana‘s life on Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 11a.m., at the Coudersport Fire Station, 171 Port Allegany Rd, with a luncheon to follow. The family suggests memorial contributions in Dana’s name be made to the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 161, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to the Austin Volunteer Fire Department P.O. Box 328, Austin, PA 16720.

The family has entrusted Dana’s arrangements to the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East St., Coudersport to share your fondest memories of Dana, or to sign his guestbook. Please visit

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Celebration of Life
March 12, 2023

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Coudersport Fire Station
171 Port Allegany Rd
Coudersport, PA 16915


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