John Rollend Steadwell Sr.

John Rollend Steadwell, Sr. December 9, 1924 - July 2, 2012 Norwich - John "Count" Steadwell, Sr, 87, noted musician and U.S. Army veteran of WWII and Korean War, of Norwich, passed away peacefully with family at his side on Monday, July 2nd. Born on December 9, 1924 in New Haven, he was the son of late Howard and Katherine (Butler) Steadwell, Sr. He is survived by loving wife, Lillie (Walker); son, John Jr., daughter-in-law, Deidra (Tyrone) of Norwich; daughter, Ghei (Gay)Steadwell; grandchildren, Aisha Ruth, James Ruth III of Bloomfield; brother, David and sister-in-law, Lottie of Boston, MA. He was predeceased by brothers, James, Louis, and Howard, Jr., and Orrin. Graveside Service with military honors will be held in State Veteran's Cemetery, 317 Bow Lane, Middletown on Monday, July 23rd at 10:00am followed by Memorial Service at12:30pm at S. D. A. Church, 400 Harland Rd, Norwich. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at Doolittle Funeral Home, 14 Old Church Street, Middletown is handling arrangements.

Published in Norwich Bulletin on July 15, 2012