Following four years as a Naval ROTC cadet at Princeton, Steve fell in love with the sailor’s life and ultimately served 22 years in the Navy, largely at sea and in Pacific waters. He was involved in almost all the major Vietnam campaigns, both afloat and ashore, including significant refugee rescue-at-sea efforts at the conclusion of the war.
After retirement from the Navy in 1982, he joined American Hawaii Cruise Lines and later World Explorer Cruises, from which he retired in 2003. In retirement, Steve served as president of the San Francisco division of the Military Officers Association of America.
Steve joined us from St. Mark’s School, where he played football and basketball. He dined at Charter and majored in history. During his Navy career, Steve earned a bachelor’s degree in foreign trade from Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management.
He met Maryann in Japan, where she taught primary school at the Yokosuka U.S. Naval Base. Maryann passed away several years ago. They are survived by their son and daughter, their children’s spouses, and five grandchildren.