Donald L. Steberl

August 22, 1943August 31, 2013

Don Steberl, of Williamsburg, passed away on August 31, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on August 22, 1943 in Dayton, Ohio to the late John and Nellie Steberl. After graduating from Purdue University in 1964 with a degree in electrical engineering, he worked in sales and management for 40 years. In retirement, he became a wine maker and in turn worked for the Williamsburg Winery. Don enjoyed living in Williamsburg and going to the Farmers Market with Kobe, his rescued greyhound. He was an active member of CERT, Citizens Emergency Response Team, and the Colonial Corvette Club. He was an active member of the Williamsburg United Methodist Church, where he served as a Stephen Minister. Wonderful husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend, he left to cherish his memory wife, Sue and their two daughters, Shelle Priest and her husband Michael, with grandsons, Matthew and Elijah; Danielle Seals and her husband Douglas, with grandson, Cody and granddaughters, Teighlor and Skyeler. He is also survived by his older sister, Nancy Allen, of Joilet, Illinois. All of whom were inspired by the strength and grace he showed in his last days as a model of not only how to live, but how to handle dying. A memorial service to celebrate Don's life will take place at Williamsburg United Methodist Church on September 13, 2013 at 2PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Williamsburg U.MC Respite Care Program, 500 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, Va., 23185, as well as Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, Va., 23188.


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October 1, 2013

Sue--Jodi, Scott and I all give you our deepest sympathy. I know Don had a sweet spot for his Vette and a bigger one for his family. Keep in touch. Jim Faxon

Heather Lipscomb

September 12, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Shelle. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Janet Jenkins

September 10, 2013

My deepest sympathy to Don's family. I knew Don through membership in Peninsula Amatuer Radio Club. He was a fantastic person.

Jim Bahler

September 10, 2013

I extend my deepest sympathy to Sue and the family. Don was a fraternity brother and good friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Beth Terranova

September 10, 2013

Don and I met when we were both members of the Peninsula Amateur Radio Club, he provided me with transportation to and from meetings. He was a true gentleman and we always had great chats during our travels. I remember Don fondly. Beth

September 8, 2013

My staff and I loved spending time with Don and Kobe whenever we saw them walking on Duke of Gloucester Street. Don was ever cheerful and kind and Kobe always patient in allowing us to ooh and ahh over him and his fashionable eyewear. The street will seem very empty without them. My condolences to Sue and her daughters and their families. Don was a dear, sweet man and will be long remembered by many. Patti Vaticano and the Staff of the James Geddy House

Bill Ahlman

September 8, 2013

I was blessed to get to know Don an work with him at the winery. We had great fun. A wonderful sincerest condolences.

Jenn Devlin

September 8, 2013

My prayers go out to the family of this wonderful man. I worked with Don at the winery and his love for life, wine, and the dogs were inspiring. Grateful to have spent a couple years knowing him.

Stormie DiCarlo

September 8, 2013

Don was a wonderful man to work with and a good friend. I worked with Don often at The Williamsburg Winery, I always enjoyed his dry humor and his work ethic. When we were asked by the owner who we thought was the very best guide all of us always always said it was Don. The guests loved him and he loved taking them around. My prayers will be for him and for his family today. Stormie DiCarlo

September 8, 2013

My condolences to the family of Donald L. Steberl in the passing of your loved one. May the God of comfort be with you. Ps.90:10 Ps.37:10,11,29. Sincerely, E. Mitchell.