PHILADELPHIA, NY — Timothy A. Steele, 61, of Stonewood Drive, Philadelphia, passed away, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022.
Born April 25, 1960, at the House of the Good Samaritan Hospital, Watertown, NY, a son of LeRoy F. and Josephine M. Cook Steele, he graduated in 1979 from Indian River Central Schools.
Two previous marriages ended in divorce.
Tim was a carpenter. He also worked at St. Regis Paper Co., Deferiet, NY, CAPC, Watertown, NY and Luck Bros. Construction, Fort Drum, NY, for a time.
He was a man of his faith and enjoyed trapping, football, woodworking, wolves and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include his mother, Josephine M. Steele, Philadelphia, NY; three daughters, Amber and Greg Kieke, Austin, TX, Abbie Steele, Mancato, MN, Mariah Steele, IN; ten grandchildren; siblings, Terry and Debbie Steele, LaFargeville, NY, Tricia and Carl Adams, Philadelphia, NY, Todd and Georgieanna Steele, FL; his two Pomeranian dogs, Darlin and Smokey; dear friend, Valerie Nier, Antwerp, NY and her children, Chrissy Nier, Joe Nier, Ricky Nier, Brian Nier, Dusty Nier, and Becky Nier; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
His paternal grandparents, Charles and Dorothy Vaness Steele, maternal grandparents, Carl and Korleen Chapin Cook (Grandpa Carl taught Tim about trapping), his father, LeRoy F. Steele, an infant brother, Tracy Steele and a sister, Tina Marie Stevens, all passed away previously.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Indian River Ambulance Service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to them at PO Box 245, Philadelphia, NY 13673.
Memorial Services will be 11a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at the Indian River Baptist Church, 42 Main Street, Philadelphia, NY, with Rev. Joe Moran and Michael Adams, officiating.
Arrangements are with Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, NY.
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