David W. Steele, 1942 - 2013


Steele Obit Photo

David W. Steele, 71, of Auburn, passed away at his residence suddenly on Thursday, August 15, 2013. He was born in Portland, Maine on March 26, 1942, the son of Douglas W. and Althea Scribner Steele. On January 9, 1965, he married Marie Vincent of Auburn. He graduated from Deering High School in 1960, and the University of Southern Maine in 1964. He began his career in 1964, working for General Adjustment Bureau. While there, he held many positions which led him to live in numerous cities throughout New England before finally settling in Portland, Maine. He left GAB in 1990 to pursue an opportunity with Northern MGA and Dirigo Adjustment Services, located in Waterville, Maine where he stayed until his retirement. He was highly regarded for his expertise in the Property and Casualty field and Workers Compensation. He was a lifelong member of the Woodfords Club in Portland, Maine. He was a member of the Deering Lodge AF&AM, Portland, the Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Portland, and the Kora Temple Shriners in Lewiston. He was on the Lewiston Personnel Board from 1980 to 1984, and also served as the City of Lewiston’s Fire Commissioner for 4 years. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren at this home on Taylor Pond where he has lived since 1986. He enjoyed playing cards with his friends, telling stories from his past, fishing with his grandchildren, reminiscing about his career and watching his grandchildren play sports. He will be sadly missed by all who ever had the opportunity to meet him. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Marie Steele, a brother Robert Steele and wife Roberta of Dover, NH, his daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Ghislain Racicot of Virginia Beach, VA, a son, David A. Steele of Auburn, three grandchildren; Katelyn Racicot of Virginia Beach, VA, and Benjamin and Megan Steele of Auburn, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Douglas in 1998, and mother, Althea in 1991. 

Funeral Notice

STEELE, David, 71, of Auburn, passed away in Auburn on August 15, 2013. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, 4 - 8 PM. Services will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, 10 AM. Interment, St. Peter’s Cemetery. Donations may be made in his memory to the charity of your choice.

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