SKANEATELES — Myron J. Steen, 57, of Elbridge, formerly of Skaneateles passed away early Saturday morning, Oct. 7, 2017.
Myron was dearly loved by his life partner, Tamara (Tami) McDonald; daughter, Madison; brothers, Rick, Jon, and Leif; plus a large contingent of friends, whom Myron considered his own extended family.
Myron was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Margery (Olson) Steen, and brother, Eric Steen.
Myron was born Feb. 27, 1960, in La Crosse, Wis. He was a 1978 graduate of Tomah High School; was involved in high school sports — football and wrestling; an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and all outdoor activities. Myron had a distinguished career as an electrical engineer with Southwestern Bell, and was transferred from Chicago, Ill. to central New York in 1990 leading to his first retirement.
His subsequent career was as a superior craftsman and contractor who brought joy to his clients with his exceptional skills. His motto was he now does not have a “job,” but earns a living doing what he does best and loves to do each and every day. The associated pride and attention to details is evident and carries on through all the projects he touched. Myron was very generous with his time — as a vice-commander of the Sons of the American Legion Post 239, Skaneateles, he was devoted to honoring our military veterans, making them feel honored, respected and supported. Myron carried the passion to make the legion post a continually better place for our veterans of all ages, and service levels to feel welcome and be comfortable.
His involvement on the Legion's management and oversight committees resulted in numerous major capital improvement projects to the legion that would not have been accomplished without Myron’s expertise, contributions, and leadership. Myron was a board director, and volunteer for the Skaneateles Laker Limo. He carried this devotion to help those in need and you would see him driving and assisting many to get to their destinations and home safely.
A man who was always giving back, Myron was an outgoing person, lived life to its fullest, and touched many with his naturally kind, loving demeanor. He was a great friend to many, and was always considered a new friend to anyone who had the pleasure to meet him. He was an idol to those he mentored and helped teach the skills he was blessed to have, and share. Myron will be truly missed by one and all, and his legacy will continue on with so many memories to be shared. His natural ability to make all those around him smile and feel good affected so many throughout his life.
A celebration of Myron’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in St. James Episcopal Church, Skaneateles. Immediately following will be a reception for family and friends at the American Legion, 3808 Jordan Road, Skaneateles.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Steen Memorial Scholarship Fund, C/O The American Legion, 3808 Jordan Road, Skaneateles, NY 13152.
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