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Daniel Joseph Stelbotsky

April 22, 1934 — August 21, 2021

AIKEN, SC - Daniel J. Stelbotsky, 87, of Aiken, SC passed away on August 21st, 2021.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, Joan S. (Paganelli) Stelbotsky.

     Born April 22, 1934 in Butler, PA, he was the son of the late Stephen and Carolyn (Quashnock) Stelbotsky.

     Dan served in the United States Air Force from 1955 to 1959 where he was stationed in Germany and Tacoma, Washington.  Upon his discharge, he then went to work for Armco Steel Corporation in Butler until his retirement.  He was also a radio disk jockey for WBUT in Butler for several years.

     He was a faithful communicant of St Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in Aiken where he served as a lector.  He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree.

     He enjoyed hunting and was an avid golfer.  He was a member of Houndslake Country Club in Aiken and He was fortunate to have been a patron at the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta Georgia several times.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Barbara J. (Stelbotsky) Lorris, and daughter Catherine Stelbotsky Willett.

     Dan will be lovingly remembered by his children, Michael Stelbotsky (Cynthia), Carolyn Saxton (Keith) of Lovettsville, VA, Elizabeth Baughman (Todd) of Warner Robins, GA and his son-in-law, Joe Willett of Moon Township, PA; his grandchildren Brian and Bradley Stelbotsky, Jackie Washington and Zach Saxton, Emma, Alex and Dylan Baughman and Grace and Jack Willett, as well as his 7 great-grandchildren.

     The family will receive friends Thursday, August 26th from 9:30 until 10:30 AM at Shellhouse – Rivers Funeral Home.

     A graveside service will follow in Calvary Cemetery with The Rev. Francisco Onate-Vargas as Celebrant.  Military Honors will be accorded by the United States Air Force Honor Guard.  The service will be livestreamed at ( 

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimers Association (  


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Thursday, August 26, 2021

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Aiken, SC 29803

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

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