LaDUE, Stephen Scott "Stevie"
55, of Odessa, FL died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. He was born Nov. 15, 1961 in Oak Harbor, WA. He graduated from Leto High School and the Tampa Fire Academy.
After a 30-year career as a Tampa firefighter and paramedic, Stevie retired in 2015. While a fireman, he served faithfully and received an award for an act of courage and bravery that saved the lives of a father and his two children.
Stevie loved being on the water - swimming, surfing, skiing, and fishing. Other hobbies included cooking, gardening, hunting, and woodworking. The latter hobby developed into a secondary career in cabinetry.
Stevie is survived by his wife of 26 years, Cindy (Bentley); and three children, Elana, Niki, and Stephen of whom he was incredibly proud as a loving father. He is also survived by his mother, Linda (Ed) Benoway; his father, Stephen A. (Sheila) LaDue; sisters, Lisa, Chris, Carrie, Megan, and Nicole; and brother, Bobby; as well as a host of nephews and nieces, extended family members, and a very far-reaching circle of friends including his firefighting colleagues.
Stevie will be remembered for his ever-present smile, his love of joking and sharing good times, his generosity and willingness to always be of help to others, and his incredible seafood delicacies and dinners!
A memorial service will be held at 7 pm Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Blount & Curry Funeral Home on Bearss Ave. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm prior to the service. Memorial donations may be made in Stevie's name to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay.
Published in Tampa Bay Times on Sep. 10, 2017.