Steven Massey
1949 - 2016
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On the morning of Aug. 25, 2016, Steve passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Steve was born in Frederick, Okla., on Sept. 16, 1949. He was the first born of Clarence and Ann Massey. In 1967, he graduated from S.H. Rider High School in Wichita Falls,Texas. Steve served honorably in the United States Marine Corp from 1970-1974, attaining the rank of Sergeant, and in the Reserves from 1974-1976. Steve was awarded the Purple Heart for meritorious service in Vietnam. Following his military service, Steve pursued a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering at Texas Tech University, graduating in 1976. There, he met his wife, Pamela Jeanne Picquet. They were married in 1976, and at his passing were 10 days shy of celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. They have three beautiful children together: Robin, Catherine and Alan. Steve often regaled his friends with stories of their adventures and bragged about their accomplishments. He was so proud of them. Until his death, Steve enthusiastically pursued his passion for golfing, fishing, skeet shooting, bird hunting and flying his Cessna. When not at play, Steve found success in the oil industry. He began his 25 year career with Atlantic Richfield Company in Channelview, Texas. He then transferred to the North Slope in 1984; to Midland, Texas, in 1991; and to Bakersfield, Calif., in 1993; returning to Alaska in 1996. He retired in 2001, following the sale of ARCO. Retirement was short-lived with no fishing or golfing to be done thru the winter. Steve soon joined Michael Baker International. Following a year with Michael Baker, Steve spent five years with General Electric. Steve enjoyed the next seven years developing new fields for Eni Petroleum and his last three years with BlueCrest Energy, attaining "First Oil" in Alaska with both. Steve was on the AOGA (Alaska Oil & Gas Association) Board and was a member of The Alliance and The Petroleum Club. Steve was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Massey. Steve is survived by his mother, Ann Massey; uncle, Jim Danley (Sheila); his wife and children, Robin Leigh Glover (Sean), Catherine Gale Massey (Andrew Russo) and Alan Michael Massey (Lena); and grandchildren, Dallas and Emileigh Glover. He is also survived by his siblings, Gay Williams (Larry), David Massey (Marilyn), Carol Jackson (Byron) and Scott Massey (Carla); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Funeral to follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Crestview Cemetery, Wichita Falls, Texas, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ASYMCA Combat Fishing Tournament at Armed Services YMCA, P.O. Box 6272, JBER, AK 99506, www.thankthem.org; or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at pancan.org. Arrangements are with Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
Published in Anchorage Daily News on Aug. 31, 2016.
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August 26, 2020
The other day playing golf I remembered something Steve said one time while playing at Eagleglen that still makes me laugh. He said "When you're kissing that driver I know I'm in trouble, but when you start calling me names I know I've got you." He was master at miracle par saves which was usually the cause of the "names". Wishing we could have another round in Scotland together!
Brian Richards
Friend
December 4, 2016
Erica and I came to know only today about our friend Steve and we are so sorry, also for coming late with our warmest condolences to Pam and her family. Steve will always be a beacon in joy of life to us. My son Federico played with him and Pam on his 3 years old age and Steve sometimes used to tell us how similar was to his son Alan. Steve is a pillar to us that we will never forget.
Marco, Erica, Clara & Federico
Friend
September 13, 2016
I am so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Steve was one of the first engineers I met at Channelview in 1981 when I first started work. I valued all our time working together in Alaska as well, mostly at FS1. Steve and I would visit in each other's offices, talk work, shoot the breeze, etc. A great guy, a sharp engineer and an old friend. RIP Steve. My condolences to all the Massey family.
Gene Connick
September 11, 2016
Dear Pam,

Whenever I saw Steve's name on my list of patients I knew that I was going to have a great day! He was always "Mr. Massey" to me and it reflected the deep respect that he commanded within me. I will miss him and his wonderful stories. It is because of him that I will have to go turkey hunting--he had such a good time that it almost felt like I was right there in the blind with him as he told me the tale!! We talked about whatever he was doing at the time, family, business, hunting, oil/gas industry--and he was such a wealth of information! I admired his success and still seek to emulate his accomplishment of continually striving for excellence.
As a decent and kindly gentleman I think a little piece of Mr. Massey lives on inside of me and many others. Steve would be proud to know it and too humble to repeat such a statement. He is missed already. I am sorry for your loss Pam. He was a keeper that you had to let go...

Sincerely,
Bob Skala
September 6, 2016
Steve was a great guy to work with and an even better golf buddy. I had the good fortune to play many fun rounds of golf with Steve in Alaska and other places including The Old Course. He always said he loved it when I started calling him names because he knew he had me beaten. He will be missed. Love you Pam.
Brian Richards
September 6, 2016
Pam and family, He's gone too soon!
We were so sad to hear of your loss and wish you comfort in the days and months ahead. It was always so much fun hanging with you and Steve during our Anchorage days. Fond memories!
Lorrie Fuhr
September 6, 2016
Our condolences to the Massey family. Steve was easy to like and always a gentleman. He is fondley remembered on and off the golf course. Thank you for sharing him with us. God bless Steve and the extended Massey family. He will always be surrounded by love.
The Smith Family
September 6, 2016
He was a good man and a good friend. I enjoyed the golf together as well as the working relationship. He had a great sense of humor that I will miss. Our deepest condolences to Pam.
Kris Fuhr
September 6, 2016
There's a not I can add to the accolades already mentioned. I was lucky to have worked for Steve at Prudhoe and to get to know him somewhat. We enjoyed lots of time hanger flying with the other pilots at the Gas Plants. RIP Steve.
Paul Andrews
September 5, 2016
My deepest sympathies to Pam and family in hearing of Steve's passing.
Toby Ventura
September 4, 2016
Steve made working at Prudhoe Bay even more fun. His quick wit and dry sense of humor made the time fly by. Bill Patteron
September 4, 2016
Steve was the great mentor of my career. What a privilege it was to learn from him. Pam, I am so sorry for your loss. Ryan and I are praying for your family.
Laura Nofziger
September 4, 2016
I enjoyed the years working with Steve on the North Slope. He was a great mentor and coworker. My condolences to his family.
John Gillespie
September 4, 2016
Pam, so sorry for your loss. Steve and I spent lots of time together in the cockpit and I recall those times with a smile. He was a good student and a good pilot. Rosemary and I are thinking of you and the kids. JDSnell
John Snell
September 3, 2016
"For if we have faith that Jesus died and rose again, so too God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep in death through Jesus."- 1 Thess 4:14

Condolences from Austin, Texas
September 3, 2016
Steve will be missed. Our thoughts are with his family.
E & J Silva
September 3, 2016
I knew Steve through work in the oil business but more so on the golf course or trips to the valley and the great conversations we had. I got to play with him in his last round. I will miss him and his wit and his charm.
Steve Barnett
September 2, 2016
Steve hired me for the job I am about to retire from. A great boss, a great guy, always had a smile and I was always glad to see him. He'll be missed by many.
David Earl
September 2, 2016
I was very fortunate to work with Steve for a number of years with Arco Alaska. My condolences to his family. He was a good man.
Wayne Swann
September 2, 2016

Words seem inadequate to express the sadness I feel about Steve's passing. I have many fond memories of Steve, fishing and on the golf course. With sincere sympathy to you Pam and the family.
Lissa Scott
September 2, 2016
Pam and family, our hearts broke when we heard about Steve. We have so many good memories of you and Steve at your house, fishing on the Kenai and working on the slope. He is a great guy and a good man. Although our hearts break now we will all meet again. We love you so much. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless You, Matt and Debbie....
Matthew & Debbie Knickrehm
September 2, 2016
I had the privilege & the pleasure of knowing Steve for the past 17+ years and he was one of the finest gentlemen I've ever met. His kindness, wisdom, intellect, love of his family, his zest for living and experiencing all life had to offer was unparalleled. I always looked forward to talking with Steve and every time we spoke, the conversation invariably lasted 45 to 60+ minutes because we had so much in common and so much to cover from Pam and the kids, who he loved and cherished so much, to his work projects, to flying, hunting and fishing, to his golf tournaments it was a treat to be able to share in his experiences and I am truly honored that I was able to call him a friend. I will miss him & I just hope that I was able to make as much of a difference in his life as he made in mine.
I hope that Pam, Robin, Catherine & Alan can find peace in knowing what a terrific man Steve was, and can cherish their memories with him now that the Father has called him home with what is the most appropriate phrase in the case of Steve's life: Well done my good and faithful servant.
Mike Ohlman
September 2, 2016
I was within the one who had the lucky chance to work with Steve during his staying with Eni in Anchorage. He was a truly professional and a man who you were looking for as an example of integrity and kindness, making the working environment a peaceful place to live. My deepest condolences to everyone who is feeling the deep sadness of this moments.
Silvestro Di Palma
September 2, 2016
The McCrackens and Masseys lived in University Park Wichita Falls where our parents became good friends, especially through my and Steve's participation in the WF Tennis program and Rider HS tennis team. He was a year older and a top notch player and friend. Sorry for your loss. Praying for the whole family...
Jimmy Mccracken
September 2, 2016
Our deepest sympathy for Steve's family. Knew his business and loved his family; proud father and grandpa. He will be missed.
JC Hogenson
September 1, 2016
Sad to learn this...Steve was a joyful person and I was very happy to meet and know him in Alaska some year ago. My respect and sympathies to the family. Kind regards
Ferdinando ABRAMO
September 1, 2016
Steve always made me feel like I was at home. A good man, he will be missed. Our condolences to Pam, Robin, Catherine and Alan.
David & Judy Hopkinson
David Hopkinson
September 1, 2016
Steve was top notch human being and really cared those who worked for him.
Pat Eaves
September 1, 2016
We will always remember his love for life. RIP. Maurizio, Cecilia and Daniele Grandi.
September 1, 2016
We are so saddened to learn of Steve's death. He was a dear friend and will be missed by many. Our condolences to Pam and his family.

J.R. And Jean Calkins
J.R. and Jean Calkins
September 1, 2016
Our deepest condolences and prayers for Steves family.
Steve was my boss and such a great guy who could bring out the best in people.
Steve always had a smile and a motivation to be the best he could be at whatever it may be. He brought that out of many of us as well.
We'll keep the lights on down here Steve no worries. Rest in Peace my Friend.
Scott Hime
August 31, 2016
May the everlasting light of Your love shine on Steve. We will always remember our time with him. He will be missed.
Cindy Bailey
August 31, 2016
Steve was a wonderful man and a class act who I worked with at Eni. He was always a joy to work with and one to be emulated. He was always a joy to work with as you always knew you'd be great with a smile and leave with a good laugh.
William Miller
August 31, 2016
A shining light that will be missed. Steve was indeed a great person to work with. My deepest sympathies to all his family and friends.
Kirsten Ballard
August 31, 2016
Steve in the 1989 Prudhoe Yearbook
Steve was a valued colleague at Arco Alaska, a great role model, and a genuinely kind man.
Gail Galleher
August 31, 2016
Steve was my friend of 20 years, and my boss for the majority of them. He showed respect for everyone and never was there a negative word about him. He will be missed by everyone that has had the privilege to have known him. R.I.P. Steve!
Larry Burgess
August 31, 2016
Robin, I did not meet your dad, but I know you and your kids loved him dearly. He will always be with you all, just in another light. Take care.
Nancy Sander
August 31, 2016
Never met Steve face to face - but he was one of my favorite clients. Such a humble, kind, bright, and authentic man. He will be missed.
Ellen Hunt
August 31, 2016
What a loss- Steve was such a good man; quiet, humble and funny at the same time. We were fortunate to have met and spent time with him and Pam. He is certainly smiling down on them from Heaven now. Deepest condolences to Pam and all of his family.
Bill and Susan Richardson
August 31, 2016
One of the most humble, honest, easy going people I ever had the pleasure to meet. He will be missed. My prayers to the entire family.
Michael Shamburger
August 31, 2016
Thank you for your service to your country. RIP
L. Groh
August 31, 2016
My Sincerest condolences to the Massey Family. Steve will be forever missed. I've had the true pleasure of working for Steve since the start up of ENI and what a truly wonderful leader of men and women he was. I feel fortunate to have had him touch my life. God Bless
Rick Kennedy
August 31, 2016
All of my love to Pam, Robin, Catherine and Alan. Our hearts are there with you.
Steve was an incredible man.
Carla Massey
August 31, 2016
He was my friend, boss and truly a great guy. Warmest condolences to family.
Robert Province
Friend
August 31, 2016
We had so much fun with Steve and Pam on the beach on the Big Island in January. It's a happy memory that makes us sad at the same time. Steve was just the nicest guy who always had a kind thing to say, on the golf course, at work...whenever you saw him. Heartfelt condolences to the family as we know your hearts are broken. All of you are in our thoughts, as is Steve. He will be greatly missed.
Nancy Joseph
August 30, 2016
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Your extended family in Minnesota will keep you all close in prayer. We are so very sorry for your tremendous loss. God Bless
Diane(Mike) Picquet Pietrzak
Family
August 30, 2016
Steve was a great friend as well as a great golf partner. I was very fortunate to have him in my life, as both friend and golf partner. I offer my sincere condolences to the Massey family,
Mark Palmatier
Friend
August 29, 2016
Steve was a great person to work with and he was a man of integrity. A person that represented the oil and gas industry will.
Dan Gleason
Coworker
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