RONDAL C. STEEVES
EXETER, R.I. - Rondal C. Steeves, 94, formerly of Dover-Foxcroft, died July 2, 2002, at a Coventry, R.I. nursing home and hospice after spending several years in nursing facilities. He was the husband of the late Norma J. (Cole) Steeves. Born Jan. 19, 1908, in New Brunswick, to Harry and Theresa (Given) Steeves, he came to the U.S. (Sangerville), as a young child and became a naturalized citizen in 1945. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and participated in the Normandy Invasion while aboard the USS Rodman. He was employed by the American Woolen Co. and the Dover Motor Co. He also owned and operated a lunchroom and boat rental business at Sebec Lake for several years, and served as a hunting guide. Mr. Steeves moved in 1952 from Dover-Foxcroft to Exeter, R.I., where he was employed by the State of Rhode Island as a baker and supervisor at the Dr. Joseph H. Ladd Center. He formally retired in 1973, but continued as a consultant for about 10 years.
He is survived by two sons and their wives, Roland C. and Arlene of Exeter, R.I. and Richard A. and Barbara of Lakewood, Colo., seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
A private graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, at Gray Cemetery, Dover-Foxcroft. Contributions may be made in his memory to Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 169 George St., Pawtucket, RI 02860.
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