Retired Navy Cmdr. Sidney B. Stephens Jr., 67, a veteran of World War II and a configuration management specialist with Raytheon Co. in Arlington since 1972, died of a hematologic disorder March 31 at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center. He had lived in Silver Spring since 1966.
Cmdr. Stephens was a native of Philadelphia and a graduate of Villanova University and the Naval War College.
He joined the Navy during World War II and served in the Pacific as a submarine officer. Later assignments included command of a submarine and command of the Polaris missile facility in South Carolina. He was stationed at the Navy Department here when he retired in 1969.
Cmdr. Stephens was comptroller for George Washington University in 1970.
He was a member of St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Silver Spring, the Irish American Club and the Blackthorn Stick Dancers.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Clark Stephens, and a son Sidney B. III, both of Silver Spring; two daughters, Elizabeth Ann Stephens of Silver Spring, and Constance E. Proffitt of Cupertino, Calif.; a brother, J. Harmon of Niantic, Conn.; four sisters, Florence A. Reiff of Cape May, N.J., Virginia K. Kelley of Philadelphia, Joan T. Healy of Lafayette Hill, Pa., and Maria L. Moore of Arlington, and two grandchildren.