Joseph George Steen, 81, died on August 24, 2013 in Fredericksburg, VA, of natural causes. Joe served in the US Marine Corps
during the Korean Conflict
. Following his military service, he obtained an undergraduate degree in Education from Frostburg State Teachers College and a master's degree in Vocational Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. He retired from the Maryland Department of Rehabilitation in 2000, where he had worked for 35 years as a vocational rehabilitation engineer. Joe was active for more than 40 years in local historic reenactment communities in MD and VA, as well as an active member of the Saint Andrew's Society of Baltimore and the Saint Andrew's Society of Fredericksburg, the Robert Burns Society of Annapolis, and Clan Ferguson of North America. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marjorie Lewis Steen; his four children, James, Michael, Amanda, and Andrew; and four grandchildren. There will be a service at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, September 6, at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville. Friends are invited to Joe's Life Ceremony from 3 to 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post 175, 832 Manhattan Beach Rd., Severna Park. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Joe's name to your local animal shelter.