Steven Richard See died Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at the home of Trey Duffy and Kitch Barnicle, in San Luis Obispo. From 1973 to 75 he attended Cal Poly as a graphic arts major and earned his AA from Cuesta College in 1982. He accompanied Cuesta''s jazz/vocal ensembles to the Montreux International Jazz Festival in July 1982. His interest in concert promotion began at Cal Poly as president of the ASI Concert Committee. In the ''˜70s, he published "Obispo Magazine and Musician''s Directory." He was the lead singer for "Tink and the Babylonians." Cambria Hoot, followed by Hoot Roadshows, was born in the ''˜90s when Steve began producing acoustic concerts in Cambria. He was a radio DJ at local radio stations and also worked as a postal clerk in Morro Bay and San Luis. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge in San Luis. Steve will be remembered most for his generous heart, sharp wit and sharing his love of music. Steve is survived by his mother, Catherine See; brothers Michael, Jeffrey and Randall; sisters Theresa Christensen, Linda Reed and Terry McDonagh; and various nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard See. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 6, 2010, at Unity Chapel, 1165 Stubblefield Road in Orcutt. A celebration of his life will follow at 4 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Lodge, 520 Dana St. in San Luis. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Marian Hospice, 506 E. Plaza Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93454.
Published in San Luis Obispo County Tribune on May 20, 2010.