Robert J. Steele

14 November, 19311 October, 2020

Robert J. Steele, 88 passed away peacefully at St. Joseph's Nursing Home on October 1, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his devoted wife of 67 years, Catherine.

Robert was born in his Grandmother’s house in Rensselaer Falls on November 14, 1931. He was brought up on the Steele farm on the Popes Mills Road and son of Mason Day Steele and Mildred Elsie Wood Steele.

Robert graduated from Canton ATC with a degree in Agriculture and later found employment in the accounting field. After working in various milk plants and dairy herd testing, he found that the accounting classes at ATC were basis for future work at St. Lawrence National Bank in Canton, Business Manager for Norwood Norfolk Central School, and Assistant to the Treasurer of the United Professors in Albany in the NYS Teacher’s Union.

Robert met his wife Catherine in high school, both whom are from Heuvelton. They married and had 5 children together. They raised their children in Heuvelton and later moved to Norwood on the pond. After they retired, they became snowbirds living in Winter Haven, FL., and eventually moving to Lakeland, FL. Debra Shupe (Gregg), Diana Rabideau (Lee), Robert Steele Jr (Jackie), Robin Magee (Mike) and David Steele (Colleen). They have 11 grandchildren, Ben, Kristen, Ryan, Corey, Casey, Jacob, Steven, Kiley, Karee, Alexandra and Noah. Great grandchildren include Karma Magee, Emma, Hayden, and the newest addition baby boy Cameron Parks.

Robert’s siblings include Jack from New Paltz, NY, Sam Steele and Marianne Savino who both reside in Washington State. He is predeceased by his brother Mason.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Heuvelton Fire Department or the Heuvelton United Methodist Church in his memory.

Arrangements are under the care of Fox & Murray Funeral Home.

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Sherry Brown

7 October 2020

Dave, Colleen and family, I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Joe and Marcia Derrigo

6 October 2020

Dave,Colleen and Family,
So very sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Joe and Marcia

Mary Jane Purves

5 October 2020

Caring thoughts are with you in your time of grief. May loving memories bring you comfort.

Fred Haggett

5 October 2020

To the Steele family, my condolences on the passing of Mr. Steele. Thoughts & prayers are with you all at this time.

Rosemary Knowlton

5 October 2020

Dave, Colleen and family, I am so sorry to read of your father's passing. Remember, as long as you hold him in your heart and have his memories, he will never truly be gone. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all. With sympathy, love and prayers, Rosemary

Bill Porter

5 October 2020

May you find comfort in family and friends as you mourn the loss of such a wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Scott Sargent

5 October 2020

Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss - you have been and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers...

Scott and Lisa Sargent and Family

Patrick McNulty

4 October 2020

Cathy and family, so sorry to hear about Bob. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family. May god bless you all. Love Patsy, Patrick and Chad McNulty

Sharon Cofer

4 October 2020

Catherine & family,

Sorry to hear of your loss. I worked for many years at the bank in Norwood. Loved chatting with Bob when he came in to do his banking. He will be greatly missed. May you rest in
peace Bob.

Sharon Cofer

Charlie Pernice

4 October 2020

Sincerest condolences to the Steele family, you are all in my thoughts today.


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