Haines, Stephen Scott WATERFORD Stephen, aged 55 years old, died suddenly of a heart attack on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Waterford and entered into eternal rest. He was dearly loved and will be sadly missed by his family, friends and coworkers. Steve was born in Pittsfield, Mass. on August 17, 1957, the only son of Rena Nadeau Haines of Pittsfield and the late Maurice Haines. He was the son of a carpenter, learned a lot from him, and was always at his side. Steve was handy and mechanical and was sought after for his practical advice on repair work. As a child, he loved his dog, Sandy, who would gulp down Steve's hamburger when he wasn't looking. Steve loved to go fishing with his dad and camping with his family and friends. He enjoyed gardening, especially growing tomatoes for his world-class pasta sauce. He graduated from Pittsfield High school in 1975 and attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute from 1975-76, and Berkshire Community College from 1982-83 majoring in basic and advanced computer programming. He was very adept at math and could calculate long lists of calculations in his head, in a humble way. Steve lived in Waterford and worked as a quality control testing lab technician for GE Plastics in Pittsfield, GE Silicones in Waterford and later Momentive in Waterford. He loved to crack jokes and had a healthy sense of humor. In Waterford, they called him Smiley, and at his job, he was Doctor Steve. In 1990, he was part of a team that was named Technology Team of the Year at General Electric, where he received outstanding performance appraisals. Steven enjoyed alpine skiing, riding his motorcycles, and traveling. His wife, the former Marlee Manns, a nurse whom he married on October 1988, died in 2001 at age 48. Besides his mother, he leaves two sisters, Joyce Raftery of Belmont, Mass. and Judy Martinelli of Pittsfield. The memorial service will be on Saturday, May 4, at 2 p.m. at Christian Assembly, 850 Williams St., Pittsfield, by the Rev David McIntosh. At the memorial testimonies and stories about Steve are welcome.
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Published in Albany Times Union on May 2, 2013