Steven was born in Syracuse on June 1, 1949, and grew up in Central New York. He graduated from West Genesee High School in 1967, enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1968 and was honorably discharged in 1971. He then went on to earn an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Auburn Community College. He worked as east coast sales representative for Welch-Allyn and Tri-Mech Solutions for many years.
Steven was predeceased by his parents Albert and Virginia, his brother Larry and nephew Joseph.
He is survived by his wife Diane, the love of his life and her children Peter (Melinda) Hawley, Anne Hawley, and Rachel (Jason Updegraph) Hawley, who affectionately called him “Stevie-Gee.” His survivors include his grandchildren Skylar, Eve, Petra, Jaxon, Elise, Quinn, and great-niece Amelia who so loved her JaJa. He also leaves behind his brother Jim (Wendy) Mueller, sister Wendy Mueller and several nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.
Steven was an avid fisherman and hiker. He loved Skaneateles Lake and the Adirondacks. As a member
of the Adirondack Mountain Club, he adopted a lean-to on Cranberry Lake; keeping it clean and litter free for others to enjoy. One of his proudest accomplishments was the solo completion of the Northville/Placid Trail.
Steve loved the music of the Blues and could be found at many live music venues around the area. He often traveled far and wide to see his favorite blues guitarists. He enjoyed listening to John Hammond, John Prine, Albert King, and Robert Johnson to name a few. He was a big Stevie Ray fan.
Calling hours for Steve will be held on Monday, April 24th from 4 to 6 pm at Robert D Gray Funeral Home,
In lieu of flowers a donation can be made in Steve’s name to the Mottville Fire Company, 4149 Frost
Street, P.O. Box 9, Skaneateles, NY 13152, or CNY Cat Coalition, P.O. Box 6182, Syracuse, NY 13217 Attention: Skaneateles Cat Rescue.
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