Condolences for CDR John Wayne Stevenson, USN

Eugene A. Razzetti posted on 2/14/21

John and I commanded ocean-going minesweepers together in the late 1970s. Under John's command, USS FIDELITY introduced mine hunting and neutralization tactics and equipment that still exist today. We became a stronger, more capable, Navy, because of John. Rest in Peace, Shipmate. Gene Razzetti, Capt. USN (Ret)


Eugene A. Razzetti posted on 2/14/21

John and I commanded ocean-going minesweepers in the late 70s. John commanded USS FIDELITY. "Fido" was the R&D platform for the Mine Neutralization Vehicle, and with John in command, a new mine hunting and neutralization capability was developed; one that still exists today. A formidable weapon sails the seas; one that John first taught to walk. Rest in Peace, Shipmate. Gene Razzetti, Capt. USN (Ret)


Brenda Stevenson posted on 2/12/21

John you will be truly missed, your smile and our morning conversations in Lynnhaven Cove will forever be in my heart. SIP


Vincent Pasquarelli posted on 2/12/21

My deepest sympathies to the Stevenson family and John, may you “Rest in Peace” shipmate. In all my 28 years of Naval service, the best were having you as my N11 Department Head at COMNAVSURFLANT! Thank you for all the wonderful memories and “fair winds and following seas” always, Vinny


Clinton posted on 2/12/21

You will be greatly missed Uncle John from one sailor to another Fair winds and following seas


Laurie Brisley posted on 2/11/21

I have many fond memories of Uncle John. Silk pajamas from Japan and other moments will be cherished. May he rest in peace.



Carol Heischober posted on 2/11/21

John's smile will be greatly missed!


Carol Heischober posted on 2/11/21

John was such a happy man and would always provide interesting conversation. His smile will be greatly missed by all who knew him!


Valerie Sarao posted on 2/11/21

I am heartbroken at the loss of our John Wayne, he will be missed and not one day will I not look for him walking down the halls of Marian manor doing something for someone always staying busy and making a difference..words can't even express how much the loss will be felt by so many ..our condolences to the family. With loving memories always..xoxo



Allayne Dalesio posted on 2/11/21

John will be missed by so many. I will miss his laugh, his smile and his daily visits. He was an incredible man and an incredible friend to so many residents and staff at Marian Manor. Sending my sincerest condolences to all of his family during this difficult time.


Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 2/10/21

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of CDR John Wayne Stevenson, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Navy Veteran, CDR John Wayne Stevenson, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †


June Harris posted on 2/10/21

John is deeply missed here. He gave so much of himself to everyone. He was always busy with chores and concerns of other residents. I believe he really enjoyed them. My sympathies go out to all who love him. May God grant you all peace and comfort through this difficult time of loss.


Susan Brisley Strangia posted on 2/10/21

My childhood memories of Uncle John were of this tall man of military bearing who smelled of pipe tobacco and loved to laugh. May the happiest memories warm his family’s hearts.