Steven J. Steeves

Aug 03, 2020
Steven Steeves

Owls Head — Steven James Steeves, 54, passed away untimely July 27, 2020, after complications from an emergency surgery. He will not be remembered for losing this fight but for his many victories and accomplishments in life.

Steven was a talented and hardworking man starting his restaurant career as a dishwasher with the Samoset Resort at 14 years old, from then on the kitchen became his kingdom, his life, his passion.

He attended the Culinary Institute of America, N.Y., and completed an apprenticeship at the Balsams Resort, N.H. While working endless hours doing what he loved, he also started a family that brought to this world his three daughters Ashley, Autumn and Ammi. His creativity with food, unsurpassed work ethic, and devotion to cooking was infectious, as he mentored many young chefs during his career.

Steven along with his wife, Rada, were fulfilling their dream at the Fresh restaurant in Camden where Steven showed his vast culinary experience and strove for perfection.

Steven would always find the spark in his heart to do more for all the people that loved him and for his higher power. He found many priceless friendships in the Program that had been an important part of his life. While he wouldn't share details with his family for the privacy of his friends, we know that he helped multiple lives and many families.

Steven had clear convictions and a big heart. Those who knew him honored him and loved him for it. He was the salt and butter of any story, of any company, of any gathering and those were his favorite ingredients too! He could create magic out of nothing in the kitchen and in life.

Steven, we hope you are finding peace, we hope you are finally able to run and enjoy the wind, we hope you are having coffee with your best friend George, but we secretly hope you are watching over us too, because your passing has left a bottomless abyss in our hearts. We will miss you always.

Steven was predeceased by his father Richard D. Steeves and grandmother Norma Ames.

He is survived by his wife, Rada Valkova; daughters Ashley Steeves and her husband, Ryan, Autumn Bellefleur and her husband, Dan, and Ammi Ancona; grandsons Ollivander Ancona, Valor Bellefleur; mother Judith Steeves; brothers Richard Steeves Jr. and his wife, Cheryl, Jamie Steeves and his wife, Joanne; and a sister Jennifer Gillespie and her husband, Uriah.

Steven will be laid to rest privately at Achorn Cemetery in Rockland.

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