Stephen H. Siebert, 90, a Coast Guard veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor passed away May 5, 2013 at Seaside Manor. Steve was born to Mary and Algernon Siebert just after docking in New York from England on the Mauretania on January 5, 1923 and raised in Staten Island, NY. He graduated from McKee High School and was an apprentice in the plumbing trade. In 1941, with the country at war, he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard. During his 20 plus years in service he sailed around the world including Europe and was in Hawaii the day of the Pearl Harbor devastation. Steve was also present when the U.S. dropped the H Bomb and the signing of the treaty. Serving more than 23 years he saw many areas of the world. Some of Steve's experiences included the harsh weather of Alaska to the sunshine of Puerto Rico. He also trained cadets at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. and on the USS Eagle. At that time he had his pilot license for helicopter rescue detail. He moved to Florida in 1969 with his wife June Olive Siebert 44 years ago, attended classes at Daytona Beach College and worked for Brinks. He worked for the City of Ormond Beach, FL as water plant foreman, retiring with over 20 years of service. Steve was a man who before becoming ill loved his truck and motorcycle. He belonged to many organizations and was past master of Masonic Lodge #270 in 1981. He was a Life Member of the Ormond Beach Elks Lodge #2193 and served many stations and activities. He was also active in the Masonic-Bahia Temple, York Rite, Ormond Beach Eagles, American Legion and VFW Daytona Beach and supported the NRA and Humane Society. He was a quiet man who now is in a better place, but will be greatly missed by family, pet Tuesday and friends. Survivors include his wife June; son Frederic Siebert; daughter Patricia McCormack; step-son Dean Deakins, all of Florida; and step-daughter, Nancy Siebert of New York City. Predeceased include his twin brothers Ralph of Staten Island and Algernon of Los Angeles and grandson Stacy McCormack. Funeral services were held May 18, 2013 at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home with honors rendered by the Daytona Beach Masonic Lodge #270 and ELKS of Ormond Beach. Interment was held Monday, May 20th at Jacksonville National Cemetery at 10:00am with full U.S. Coast Guard Honors. Donations in his memory can be made to a
. Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.volusiamemorialfunerals.com Arrangements are under the care and trust of Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, 548 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach, FL.
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on May 27, 2013