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West Orange Times & Observer Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 1 year ago

Obituary: Calvin Steele

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Mr. Steele, 87, died Dec. 23, 2016.
by: Amy Quesinberry Community Editor

Calvin Steele, 87, of Winter Garden, Florida, passed away late Friday, Dec. 23, due to complications from a fall suffered earlier that day. Calvin was a native of Orlando and a graduate of Orlando High School. He was an active member of the Rotary Club and the Pine Hills Boys' Club.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Jane Steele, and survived by sons, David (JoAnne) Steele of New Smyrna, Florida, and Kent (Marsha) Steele of Setauket, New York; and daughter, Cherie (Bobby) Ruhle of Ocoee, FL. Calvin had nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, with one on the way.

Calvin worked for many years in the banking industry and was president of First National Bank of Pine Hills for a time as well. After retirement he worked part-time for USPS delivering mail, until he quit to care for his wife. In 2004, he and Jane moved to Winter Garden.

“Mr. Calvin” had the reputation as a friendly neighbor with the greenest thumb. He was everyone’s buddy and, even after a speech-debilitating stroke in 2011, was still able to speak his mind with the few (often colorful) words left. He will be missed by all who knew him.

In lieu of sending flowers, please consider planting something in your yard in remembrance of Calvin.

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