Steve Peschek, age 55, passed away peacefully at his home in Bellingham Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Steve is now home in glory with his Heavenly Father after a long courageous battle with Sarcoma Cancer. Steven John Peschek was born October 4, 1961 in Seattle. He spent his formative years in Tacoma, where he attended St. Charles Borromeo Grade School and Bellarmine Preparatory High School. He attended the University of Washington and Western Washington University, where he graduated with a Business Degree in Finance. Steve spent his career in the health care industry. For the past 26 years he was employed at PeaceHealth, as the Reimbursement Manager for the Northwest Network, with responsibility for St. Joseph Medical Center and Ketchikan, Peace Island and United General Medical Centers. Steve was a committed Christian, who loved the Lord deeply and showed this in his daily life and relationships. He met his wife Grace in 2002 and they were married on May 24, 2003. Steve was a loving father, always there for his children. Steve enjoyed God's beautiful creation and the gift of participating in numerous triathlons and running races. In the past 7 years since his first cancer diagnosis Steve completed numerous triathlons and marathons, including two full Ironman triathlons. He often said "to give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift", a quote by Steve Prefontaine. Steve shared his love for running and triathlons with his children. Steve is survived by his wife Grace and his children Ben (Marlene), Maggie Thuman (Bryan), Adam, Cara, Cameron and step-daughter, Courtney Purpura. He is also survived by his parents, John and Vivian Peschek of Tacoma and siblings, Michele Peschek Clarke (Carlton), Mark Peschek (Mirela), Theresa Pfeiffer (Greg) and Maggie Liming (Ed), and many other relatives. Funeral services will be held at Christ Church Bellingham, 2826 Birchwood Avenue, on Saturday, October 29, 2016 1:00 PM, with burial following at Bayview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers family suggest donations to the Lighthouse Mission, 910 W Holly St, Bellingham, WA 98225. Please share your thoughts and memories online at, www.sigsfuneralservices.com
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Published in Bellingham Herald on Oct. 27, 2016