Robert Steele |

Robert Steele

Memorial services for Robert “Rob” Steele of Nevada City will be conducted at noon Saturday at the Nevada County Airport Hangar A-7. Please park outside the gate and walk in. Burial was at Kauai Memorial Gardens on Kauai, Hawaii.

Mr. Steele died Tuesday, Jan. 11, in Kauai, Hawaii, from a heart attack while playing tennis in Princeville, Kauai. He was 54.

He was born May 19, 1950, in Detroit, Mich., to William and Ruth Thornburg. He received a B.S. in engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. He married Lisa on Oct. 31, 1978, in Ann Arbor, Mich. He was a property manager for resort properties on Kauai. He was a member of the AOPA, EAA, Nevada County PC Users Group and the Sierra Radio Control Flyers. He enjoyed tennis, golf, radio-controlled airplanes, woodworking, and was a computer expert and private pilot.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa of Nevada City; son, Daniel of Nevada City; daughter, Jessica of Nevada City; father, William of Flushing, Mich.; brother, Rick of Martinez; brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Diane Steele of Mentar, Ohio; sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Craig Northrop of Los Gatos; and sister and companion Elizabeth Steele and Paul Cote of Denver, Colo. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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