Arthur H. Steeves Jr.

Oct 09, 2017
Arthur Steeves Jr.

Union — Arthur Harry Steeves Jr., 85, died Oct. 4, 2017, at his residence following a brief illness. He was born June 22, 1932, in Sangerville, a son of Arthur Harry Steeves Sr. and Leona (Trafton) Steeves. He attended local schools and graduated from Clinton High School. Arthur met and married the former Jill Baughman. Mrs. Steeves died in 2005.

Arthur worked for a brief time at Stearns Clothing Store and Belfast Poultry before beginning employment with the Maine Department of Agriculture as a food inspector. In 1981 he moved with his wife to Oklahoma to work for the USDA in Jay, Okla., and in 1990 was relocated to Hershey, Pa. Following his retirement in 1994, the Steeveses returned to Maine, residing in Union since that time.

Active in the Masonic Lodge all his adult life, at the time of his death, Arthur was a member of the Union Lodge of Masons, where he received a 60+ year membership pin. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and had many secret fishing locations that had landed him some impressive fish over the years. His greatest love was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons, Shane and his wife, Lisa Steeves, of Nobleboro, Shawn and his wife, Kellie Steeves, of Oscoda, Mich.; two brothers, Malcolm and his wife, Linda Steeves, of Bangor, Richard Steeves of Florida; two sisters, Caroline “Fuffy” Chapel of Va., Susan Steeves of North Carolina;, six grandchildren, Nathan, Zachary, Noah, Mirisea, Jessie and Jayden; two great-grandchildren, Bobby and Savannah; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Services will be announced in the summer of 2018 at the Masonic Hall in Union. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Arthur’s memory to the Union Masonic Lodge 31, P.O. Box 110, Union, ME 04862.

To share a fond memory or word of condolence with the Steeves’ family, please visit Arthur’s Book of Memories at Arrangements are with Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, Rockland.

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