Steve Allen Marranen

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Santa Fe-- Steven Allen Maaranen, age 72, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2019.
Steve, son of Matt Olie Maaranen and Odessa Pearl (Vick) Maaranen, was born in Santa Maria, CA and raised in Portland, OR. After attending at Clarmont Men's College, Steve served in the Army as second lieutenant. Following his military service Steve spent two years in England finishing the research needed to complete his PhD in political science. A cyclist from a young age, Steve was a two-time track cycling national champion in the 10-mile event and competed in Mexico City as a member of the 1968 Olympic Cycling team for the 4-man pursuit.
After marrying in Portland in 1969, Steve and his wife moved to Los Alamos, NM in 1980 where Steve worked for the Los Alamos National Lab. In his later years Steve enjoyed family trips to the Oregon coast, copious amounts of candy and sweets, and continuing his love of research by digging into his Finnish heritage.
He leaves his wife of 49 years, Denise Corine (Hinton) Maaranen; his daughters Emma Alexandra Maaranen and Sara Jane Maaranen; and his siblings Deanna Jaques and Michael Maaranen. He is preceded in death by his daughter Amanda Ann Maaranen.
Steve will be interned at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held for family later in the summer at his favorite spot on the Oregon coast.
Published in Los Alamos Monitor on June 19, 2019
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