Stephen Wintersteen, age 62, of Beverly, MA, died unexpectedly at his home May 26 in Savannah, Georgia of complications from adrenal insufficiency.
He is survived by his loving wife, Erin, his son Andrew and wife Natslenne and their newborn daughter, Aaliyah Stephanie. He is also survived by his youngest son, Mark, his mother, Betty and her sister Elsie, his sisters Victoria and her husband, George and Suzanne Bernier and her husband Phil. He is also survived by numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Gracie.
Steve had a Master’s degree in Education from Cambridge College and spent his career teaching middle school science in Lynn, MA.
Steve was an avid Patriots and Boston sports fan, a gifted harmonica player and baseball coach, leading the school league to win the city championship.
He loved the outdoors, fishing, and motor cycling. His love of God and his family is what sustained him. His greatest joy was being a father and loving husband.
Steve was an extroverted, delightful, joyous man who will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.
Services will be held at the Savannah Progressive Primitive Baptist Church on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
To view a live stream of the service, please go to vimeo.com/475542706 and use the password, Family.
To the Wintersteen family: I am so sorry to hear of Stephen’s passing. He was one of the best teachers I have ever had the pleasure of having. He made each day in class unique and fun. I will always remember him playing his harmonica for us and his positive attitude. So sorry for your loss.
- Cameron Marr, Lynn, MA
"What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us." ~Helen Keller Dear Erin - Thinking of you and Steve's love, knowing that he is still with you and always will be. Thank you for sharing your precious memories as you celebrate his wonderful life. Love and Blessings.
- Mary & Robert Lacaillade, Montpelier, Vermont
Erin, the love Steve had for you was obvious; the love you have for him is powerful still. We loved him, we love you and are so sorry this wonderful man is gone from all of us too soon.
- Ton and Linda Nolan, Savannah, GA
I am truly sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Steve was a good man, a good colleague, and especially a good friend. He will be sorely missed. Love, Anthony
- Anthony John Rozakis, REVERE, MA
Although we never met I so enjoyed all Erin's posts of the 2 of you. I know you had to be an incredible person to make my dear friend so so happy for so many years. I hope you are at peace and know you will forever be Erin's Angel. RIP Steve
- Lisa E Straus, Boynton Beach, FL
Although I didn't know you I felt like you were family I've watched you and Erin on Facebook for years and could see the love you had for each other. It made me happy to see that you made Aaron so happy and so full of life. May you RIP and be an angel to our Erin
- Lisa Straus, Boynton Beach, FL
Dear Family, "Smart is not something you are; smart is something you get." Mr. Wintersteen had this phrase pasted on his door when I was his student for two years. I often tell this to myself for encouragement as I continue my studies, but today I felt moved to recall where I actually got this from, looked him up in the daily item, and alas... His raw wit and banter continues to keep me uplifted, although I am saddened to learn that he is no longer here. I pray that God provides you all the peace and solace you need. May he rest in peace.
- Danielle E White, Los Angeles, California
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel