LINCOLN, John Steven 55, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2014, after a courageous battle with colon cancer.He was at home surrounded by his loving family.John was born and raised in St. Petersburg. He graduated from Boca Ciega High School, Class of 1977 and the University of Florida with a degree in pharmacy in 1983.He worked at Bayfront Health for the past 33 years, first as a pharmacist and then as a manager of physician informatics. It is here that he met his bride, Cathie.They were very happily married for 25 years. John loved his family and friends passionately, and shared his love of water sports and traveling with them. He was a fan of every sport imaginable, but above that, an avid Florida Gator supporter. He will always be remembered for his passion, humor, easy going style, and most of all for his dedication to his family. John is survived by his loving wife, Cathie; sons, Tyler and Justin; devoted parents, Betty and George; sister, Debbie Grobmyer (Jim); brother, Gary (Karen); sisters-in-law, Sharon Mainguy of Boston, MA, and Michelle Mainguy of Leominster, MA; nieces & nephews, Steven Lincoln (Shannon); Tom Grobmyer, Michael Mainguy, Lily Mainguy, Lynn Denson (Bruce), Jimmy Grobmyer (Lisa), Alex and Jon Botts of Providence, RI; aunt, Bea Stanney; several great-nieces, nephews and cousins. All are invited to share in a Celebration of Life which will be held at First United Methodist Church on Saturday, Aug. 2, at 2 pm.Later that evening, at 6 pm, friends are invited to the family residence to share memories and continue the Celebration of Life. The family would like to thank everyone at Florida Cancer Specialists and Suncoast Hospice for their love and excellent care, as well as their many friends who have been so supportive during this difficult time. For those who choose to do so, donations can be made in memory of John to Tampa Bay Watch or Suncoast Hospice.
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times from July 27 to July 28, 2014