Wayne Stevens


Wayne A. Stevens of Warwick, NY passed away on June 15, 2018, following a brief illness. He was 68 years old.

Born in Brooklyn, NY on October 6, 1949, to parents Alexander S. Stevens and Frances Cacy,
Wayne was raised by the late Edgar “Elrae” and Marilyn Quackenbush of Warwick.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1968-1971.

Wayne was married to Catherine (nee Quackenbush) Stevens.

He retired as Orange County 911 Dispatcher #7 in 2014.  Wayne currently worked as an Assistant Building Inspector for the Town of Warwick. He was the owner of Stevens Plumbing and Heating from 1991 through 2014.  Simultaneously, Wayne was the area sales representative for Firehouse Apparatus/4 Guys Fire Apparatus.

Wayne dedicated his life to the Warwick community.  He served as a volunteer fireman for 47 years, serving various capacities over the years including: Fire Commissioner, Chief, President of the Raymond Hose Company, Vice President of the Warwick Fire Department, and Co-Chair of the Raymond Hose Company Building Committee, which was built in 2004.  Wayne served as Fire Investigator, known as “FI-6”, for many years serving Battalion 6 and the surrounding area.  He also was the official Warwick Fire Department Santa Claus for over 40 years.  He was a member and Past President of Battalion 6 Past Chiefs’ Association and a member of the Orange County Fire Chiefs’ Association. He was a member of Tri-County NYSBOC.

Wayne leaves behind his loving wife of 46 years; two daughters, Cynthia Coleman and her husband Mark of Pine Bush, and Melissa Stevens of Warwick; four grandchildren, Travis, Grace, Gavin and Addison.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick. A Funeral Service will be at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20 at the funeral home, with burial in Warwick Cemetery immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Wayne’s memory to Backpack Snack Attack Program, 16 Maple Avenue, Warwick, NY 10990 or the Raymond Hose Company, 200 West St. Ext. Warwick, NY 10990.           

Arrangements were made by Lazear- Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, NY. To send an online condolence, visit


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Dear Cath & family, Very saddened to hear of your loss. Keeping you and family in my prayers. Audrey
Audrey Rea
The Gillen Family is so very sorry for your loss..
Something made me read the obituary. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss. XO
Hilda Ellis
To the family of Wayne Stevens – I first met Wayne when we began selling 4 Guys Fire Trucks twenty some years ago. Wayne & I became good friends as we spent many hours together at sales meetings, trade shows and at the factory. Wayne and I would often share a room together and spend hours talking about our wives and family. Wayne was oh so proud of all of you. Wayne was a giant teddy bear with a keen sense of humor. We shared stories about 911 dispatching, selling trucks and being past fire chiefs. I will miss him dearly. It's not been the same without him. May God be a source of great comfort in these most difficult of times. Rest in peace my friend. Frank Riccobono Regional Sales Representative Firehouse Apparatus, Inc.
Frank Riccobono
Great man with a Great Heart he will be missed by many ! Your family is in my prayers!πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜ He is with his place in heaven ! We'll all see him again! God takes the best for his angels!
Sarah Addison
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