Philip C. Stager II
86 of Portage, passed away on November 12, 2019 at home. He was born on July 27, 1933 in Portage. He was the son of Chester Sr. and Anna (Novotny) Stager. Phil is preceded in death by his parents, his wife: France' M. (Mastaler) Stager and his siblings: Chester Stager Jr., Betty Rusnak, Leona Scott and Joanne Smith. Phil is survived by his loving children: Philip "Michael" Stager III and his wife Sue (Myers) of Cassandra, Antony Stager of Tioga, PA and Suzanne Nagy of Portage. He is also survived by his loving grandchildren: Stephanie Schrift, Amanda wife of Jon Helsel, all of Portage and Mary and Seth Stager both of Tioga, PA, and his great grandsons: John and Mason Helsel both of Portage. Phil is the brother of Gary Stager and his wife Karen (Trusick) of Portage. Phil served his Country proudly in the United States Army. He was a Veteran of the Korean War. Phil and his brothers carried on the legacy of Stager's Store, which was founded by their father, Chester Stager, Sr. The Store and the Stager Family continue to serve Portage and the surrounding communities. Phil enjoyed his family, friends, hunting, fishing, traveling and spending time at camp. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 at 6 P.M. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 509 Caldwell Avenue in Portage. Committal will be private to the family. In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to Local Portage Organizations. The Stager Family is being served by the Matthew R. Decort Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc. of Portage.
Published on November 13, 2019


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Michelle (Mastaler) McClenaghan
Nov 18, 2019
Sorry for your loss. Prayers to all the family.
Jim Skutch
Nov 18, 2019
My condolences to the the Stager family.
Pamela (Yaskowitz) Lort
Nov 18, 2019
Have hope in tomorrow; have faith in the everlasting; and take comfort in the love of friends and family. Wishing the family strength and peace.
Vicki sculthorpe
Nov 15, 2019
Was a wonderful man.he is truely going to be missed .
Judi Alexander
Nov 14, 2019
What a wonderful sweet man. He will be sadly missed. So sorry for your loss. 🙏😢
Candy smolk
Nov 14, 2019
One of the greatest guys I ever knew.... May you RIP Mr. Stager.
Marilyn and Melvyn Sheppard
Nov 14, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Prayers are with your family and friends. Phil was a very nice man, always wanting to help others.
Nov 14, 2019
A true gentleman who will be missed by many. One of my fondest memories of Phil was years ago when he gifted my daughter a Valentine monkey Webkin while her and I were grocery shopping. She is now a teenager and she still has that stuffed animal and is a proud employee of Stagers store. Love ya Phil! ❤
Heather and Skylar Barto
Nov 14, 2019
He was a nice guy. I'm definitely going to miss talking to him when he was walking around the store. I'm so sorry for your loss you guys are in my prayers.
Bob Kearney
Nov 14, 2019
Phil had a heart of gold. Always was so polite and asked how my family was doing. He will be missed. Prayers to all the Stager Family.
Shelly Klock
Nov 14, 2019
Phil was an awesome man. Kind and gentle soul. Always looked forward to seeing him at Stagers and listening to his traveling stories. He will be missed. Prayers for family. RIP Phil!