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  • "Steve will be missed. He was a good father and grandfather...."
    - Mike Swann
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    - Gary Gregg
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    - Susan St Aubin
  • "Steve was always kind and so intelligent! He will be missed!"
    - Alicia Reeves
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    - John Floyd II
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Of Olney, Maryland, passed away January 2, 2016. Steve was born in Medford, Massachusetts on August 11, 1931. After serving in an Air Force band in Texas during the Korean War, he graduated from Merrimack College in Andover, Massachusetts in 1958. He was employed by the federal government in Boston, MA; Cary, N.C.; and Rockville, MD.
Throughout Steve''s life, he had an active music career. He played trombone and sang vocals in several Dixieland jazz bands in North Carolina, Hawaii, and Maryland. He was a long-time member and past president of the Potomac River Jazz Club.
He is survived by sons Steve of Lawndale, North Carolina, and John (Monica) of Rockville, Maryland, and daughter Elizabeth Johnson (Jay) of Lansing, Michigan. He had 11 grandchildren and four great-grandsons. He is also survived by Fran Welch, the mother of his children. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael. Memorials made be made in Steve''s name to St. Jude Children''s Research Hospital. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 5, 2016
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