SOUTH THOMASTON — Stephen O. Robinson, 59, passed away on Dec. 7, 2022, at his home with his wife by his side after a long and courageous battle with lung disease.

Steve was born on Feb. 10, 1963, in Rockland to Laura Ann Cousins and Oscar Robinson. He graduated from Georges Valley High School in Thomaston in the class of 1981.

Steve held many jobs after graduation, but Steve’s love of the ocean took him to Vinalhaven where he became a sternman and diver. Steve would often lie on the ocean floor, watch the fishing and ferry boats come and go and feel “the motion of the ocean.” Steve could often be found on the top of a mountain taking in the view of the islands or sitting on the beach listening to the crashing of the waves. His sense of humor and stories of life experiences always got everyone laughing, and he loved to tell everyone of his adventures. There were many.

Steve’s passing was like the way he lived, he wrote his own rules, he fought authority and if you told him he couldn’t do it — he was sure he could.

He was predeceased by his parents; his sister Karen Ann Robinson; Dwight Johnson; and his best friend Wilbur Bunker.

Steve is survived by his wife Robin; his son Zachery Robinson; daughter Demetra Crudell; stepdaughter Holly Johnson Saroka; stepson Joseph Young; brothers Harold Johnson and Kendall Robinson; sisters Cheryl Mooney and Brenda Cody; grandchildren Vivian Crudell Blackler, Mariah, Eli and Avery Young; his extended family on Vinalhaven; and many friends. Steve is also survived by Lacie Bickford and Malcolm Harris, who he raised as his own.

The family would like to thank the staff of Pen Bay Medical Center and Maine Medical Center for the kind care they gave Steve during his extended stay, especially the doctors, nurses, PAs and therapists at MMC.

Steve’s family has requested that donations in Steve’s memory be sent to the Pope Memorial Humane Society, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland, ME, 04841

A Time of Remembrance for Steve will be held for family and friends on Thursday, Dec. 22 from 5-7 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, 78 Main St., Thomaston.

Hall Funeral and Cremation Services has taken care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences, please visit Steve’s Book of Memories at hallfuneralhomes.com.