On Thursday, March 15, 2007, Steve was reported missing from his return of an offshore fishing trip. His last known position was in the vicinity of the St. Augustine Weather buoy, approximately 40 miles East of St. Augustine.
Steve spent much of his life on the water, learning how to surf here in St. Augustine and traveling to California, the Bahamas, Costa Rica and the ultimate waves of the North Shore of Hawaii. His enjoyment of the water shifted to fishing on the family boat "Knothome."
As an avid fisherman, Steve was well known for his Kingfish Tournament participation and accomplishments. The lure of the sea drew Steve to spend some of his work time as a commercial fisherman. He also worked with his brother, Scott, in the ceramic tile profession.
He graduated with the 1991 class of St. Augustine High School and is survived by his parents, Bill and Karen Senecal; his brother, Scott Senecal, all of St. Augustine. Other survivors, from out of the area include his grandmother, aunts, uncles and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Augustine, with Solemn Vespers (Evening Prayer/Office for the Dead) on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at 7 p.m. Visitation with family will follow.