PETER ALBRO STEPP(1951 - 2014)

Peter Albro Stepp, 63, of Lee's Summit, MO, passed away May 8, 2014. This is a profound loss for his family and army of friends. Pete was a kind and tenderhearted man and a loyal friend to so many. Pete truly had a gift for serving, and always found a way to show his love for others. Pete was born to Albro and Barbara Stepp on May 2, 1951. He had a deep love and devotion for his parents during their lifetimes. Pete had an idyllic childhood growing up in Kansas City. He graduated from SM East and the University of Kansas with honors in psychology. He was a proud member of Sigma Chi and an enthusiastic Jayhawk. Pete served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. Pete's professional life was centered in the insurance industry for 30 years. He was very committed to his clients and quickly became friends with many of them. Pete's current company affiliation was with the Bukaty Companies. He was an active member of the Lee's Summit United Methodist Church. One of the things that brought Pete much happiness was his association with the Salvation Army for over 25 years. He devotedly delivered meals each Thanksgiving and Christmas and participated in 'shut-in Sunday' and the Christmas bureau. Pete was an avid sportsman, spending hours fishing and hunting with friends. He also had a lifelong love of horseback riding and boating which he did whenever he had the opportunity. Golf was one of Pete's favorite hobbies, one he enjoyed even on his last day with us. The center of Pete's life was his family. Pete and Pam were married for 10 years and their relationship was the highlight of his life. Through love, devotion, and faith, they found their lives transformed. His family delighted in the happiness found within this union. One great privilege of their marriage was his relationship with Pam's son, Joe and wife Leslie. Pete became 'Papa' to three beautiful grandchildren, Charlee, Anabelle and Rigley, with twin boys arriving in August. His love for all of them was beyond measure. Thankful for having Pete as a brother are his siblings: brothers Dan (Jane), Tim (Debbie), and sister Amy (Lee) Greif. His niece and nephews also celebrate Pete: Carolyn (Chris), Morgan (Crystal), Samuel, Nathan (Maggie), Jonathan, Connor, Alex and Macauley, and three greats: Parker, Madelyn and Xaiden. Pete claimed the promise of the resurrection in Jesus Christ, and we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that Pete is rejoicing in Heaven today, reunited with the souls of his parents, grandparents and many loved ones. With this assurance, we can celebrate Pete's remarkable life and be thankful for the impact he had on each one of us. Services will be on Wednesday, May 14, at 2:30 p.m., at the Lee's Summit United Methodist Church, 114 SE Douglas St., Lee's Summit, MO. Memorial reception following the service. Private family interment will take place at Johnson County Memorial Gardens. The family suggests memorial contributions to The Salvation Army/ Holiday Meals, 3637 Broadway, KCMO, 64111, Attn. Ed Fredenberg. We love you, Pete. Arr: Johnson County Chapel, 11200 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66210. (913) 451-1860 

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Johnson County Funeral Chapel & Memorial Gardens
11200 Metcalf Avenue Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 451-1860

Published in Kansas City Star from May 11 to May 12, 2014