Steve C. Steve
WOONSOCKET- Steve C. Steve, 88, of Blackstone St died March 24 at Trinity Healthcare. Many thanks are to be given for their kind, attentive and accommodating care.
He was born and resided his entire life in Woonsocket. Son of the late Christy Steve (Scudreanu) and Anastasia (Geanacou) Steve who emigrated from Veroia, Greece.
Steve worked from a young age at Tiger Market, and Geanacou's Market in Woonsocket. He shoveled coal at in the mills at night with his father, and. also worked at U.S. Rubber making and testing barrage balloons, and inflatable tank decoys for the Ghost Army. He also worked as a supervisor when the production turned to Keds Sneakers and shoes after the war effort.
He served in the United States Army during WWII.
Steve's interest and passion was learning about electronics. In 1972 he was one of 11 to complete a one year Electronic Mechanic employee retraining course once the UniRoyal Plant closed at William Davies Tech School, where he learned television and radio repair during the transition from tubes to transistors; he enjoyed learning the technologies of color T.V., Hi-Fi and Stereo. Steve would spend many hours working on electronics for local friends and shops. He loved to play both baseball and football as a boy. He was an ardent Yankees fan, but loved all sports, sportsmanship, and promoted attending youth games.
Steve loved to walk many miles each day, and would meet or gather with others to talk or "Sidewalk Superintend" the many projects throughout the city and surrounding areas. He was very strong physically, and in his prime, could be counted on to carry more than his share of the work.
Steve was devoted, and became a dedicated caregiver of family members for many years, including his beloved Mother "Mia", and his Sisters Flora and Ida. He was an inspiration and example of steadfastness, schedule, routine and determination.
He was predeceased by his parents, Christy and Anastasia Steve, and his siblings Timothy, Flora, James Steve and Ida Tegovich of Woonsocket, RI, and Peter Steve of Leverett, MA. He is survived by nieces, Christine and Elaine Tegovich of Arizona; nephews, Steven Tegovich of Woonsocket and Gregory C. Steve and his wife Kathryn and their children, Jacob C. and Kaitlyn Steve of Shutesbury, MA.
His Funeral Service will be held on Thursday March 27 at 12: Noon in St. John the Baptist Romanian Orthodox Church, 501 East School St., Woonsocket, RI 02895. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery on Mendon Rd. immediately following. Relatives and friends are invited; calling hour will be held on Thursday morning from 10 - 11 A.M. in the S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1583 Diamond Hill Rd., Woonsocket, R.I. Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his memory may be made to St. John the Baptist Romanian Orthodox Church at the above address and will be appreciated.