Stephen Peterson
1949 - 2021
Jennings Funeral Home & Crematory
5750 Swift Road
Sarasota, FL
Peterson, Stephen
Jul 15, 1949 - May 12, 2021
Steve passed away at Sarasota Memorial Hospital after a short illness. He was a Navy corpsman with the 2nd Marine Division and was stationed in Pensacola, Florida between 1966-1969. On his return to Cuyahoga Falls and Akron, Ohio, Steve met and later married Sally W. Silver in September of 1979. While working in maintenance, Steve began attending cooking classes and began training himself to cook. With the guidance of Russ Vernon of West Point Market in Akron, Ohio, Steve became a "chef" for his family and friends. Moving to Sarasota, Florida in 1989, Steve and Sally discovered Morton's Market and the Ted Morton family. Their friendship enabled Steve to continue his hobby of cooking for family, neighbors and friends with seasonal gatherings and party-themed dinners. After 27 years as residents of Siesta Key they crossed the bridge and became mainlanders in 2016. Traveling was a favorite pastime before and after retirement, cruising on Holland America Lines, vacationing in the Turks & Caicos Islands and spending time on Siesta Key beach near their condominium. All of us: neighbors and friends along with family will miss his special "meals-on-heels" leftovers, his generosity, his kindness, and his sense of humor. Donations can be made to the Morton Culinary Education Fund (CMEF) through the Community Foundation of Sarasota County or to Morton's Gourmet Market on S. Osprey Ave.

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Published by Herald Tribune from May 19 to May 23, 2021.
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One of my finest memories of Steve was our Friday "lunches" at The Temple Tavern and taking our adopted old aunt for her errands. Met her walking in the street in a severe snow storm. After that it was a weekly adventure. I will miss you Steve
Dave Cronin
May 23, 2021
My deepest condolences and prayers to Sally and all who loved this great, funny man, Steve. So very happy to have had the blessing of being your neighbor if only for a short time. I’ll treasure the laughter and food and time together in Provo last summer with you both. Our loss is Heaven’s gain. Till we meet again.
Debbie Richardson
May 21, 2021
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