Anthony J. Stavenski, Jr.

Anthony J. Stavenski, Jr., 80, of Phoenixville, PA, passed away on Friday, August 18, 2023, in Phoenixville Hospital. He was surrounded by his three children, who held his hand until he breathed his last. When his beloved wife of 58 years, Robin, left this world last November, he whispered to her “walk slow, I’ll catch up.” He kept his promise, and no doubt they are together again.
Everyone who treasured knowing Anthony called him Tony. Though Tony’s heart always dwelled in his childhood home in Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, his working life and most of his years raising a family were spent in Phoenixville. After a lengthy career as an electrical engineer, Tony’s second act was as a math teacher in the Phoenixville Area School District. This was the job that he valued most, and he was always happy to know that he had helped so many young people learn about his favorite subject, math.
A lifelong learner, Tony had a Bachelor’s  degree in Electrical Engineering from LaSalle University and a Master’s degree in Educational Strategies and Development from Wilkes University.
Above all, Tony enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was never without a story to share. Everyone who knew him was impressed by his joyful personality and interest in just about everything. He always wore a smile, and even in the face of his wife’s lengthy illness he kept a positive attitude.
Surviving Tony are 2 daughters: Lizabeth Stavenski-Bell, wife of Eric of Birdsboro, PA, Tammy Bennick, wife of Ed of Nazareth, PA; 1 son: Anthony J. Stavenski, III, husband of Tess of Elizabethtown, PA; and 3 grandchildren: Alia Bell, Hannah Stavenski, and Samuel Stavenski. He was predeceased by his parents and his two sisters, Ann Sakowski and Rita McDonnell. And, he was predeceased by his best friend and love of his life, Robin.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 25, 2023, at Immaculate Conception BVM RC Church, 905 Chestnut St. Douglassville, PA 19518, at 11:00AM. A visitation will be held from 10:00AM-11:00AM at the church prior to mass on Friday. Burial will be private at the family’s convenience. He will, at long last, be back home forever in Mount Carmel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities at

Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. Birdsboro, PA is in charge of arrangements.