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David Stepanovich Stevens

David Stepanovich Stevens, 86, of Boca Raton, FL passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on February 25, 2023. He was born to Nick and Mary Stepanovich on July 21, 1936 in Indiana Harbor. 63 years ago, he married the love of his life, Nada Chelar Stevens.

David graduated from East Chicago Washington High School, Dartmouth College and then Indiana University Law School. After receiving his law degree, he served in the military as an Intelligence Officer at the United States Army Headquarters in Fort Monroe, VA. After serving his country, he became a highly respected lawyer serving the community.

David and Nada, as avid travelers, explored the world, formed cherished friendships and created treasured memories. David, a consummate host, was known for his culinary talents and entertained friends and family with BBQ, steaks, lamb, and many creative dishes.

David was also known for his generosity. He was a longtime supporter of many charities and was deeply committed to his Serbian heritage. He was actively involved in the church and community, and was a devoted supporter of Lifeline Humanitarian Organization.

David is preceded in death by his parents, Nick and Mary, and his sister, Natalie. He is survived by his devoted wife Nada, sister Dawn Krstich (Chuck), his brother Donald Stepanovich, his nieces, Maria (Sava) Pavkovich, Lisa (Jim) Varnum, Dawn Radich-Kotz (James), Danielle Frank (Tim), Lana Manikowski (Jack) and by his great-nieces and nephews, David, Alexandra (Pete), Kate (Jim), Benjamin, Natalia, Nicholas, Katarina, and Zachary.

David leaves an incredible legacy of love, kindness, generosity, a deep devotion to family, an appreciation of the creative and performing arts, as well as of  delicious food!

A private funeral service will be held for the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lifeline Humanitarian Organization-Chicago in David’s memory:  444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60611 or