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Dr. Robert ‘Bob’ Frederick Steffen

Dec. 8, 1934-April 2, 2019

Dr. Robert ‘Bob’ Frederick Steffen, 84, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.

Survivors include his partner of 40 years, Gay Meredith; sons and daughters-in-law, Mitchell and Terry Steffen of New York, and Patrick and Monica Steffen of Utah; daughters and sons-in-law, Tracy and John Sermon of Utah, and Kelly and Rick Farthing of Virginia; 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 3 nephews, all from San Francisco.

Bob was a veteran of the United States Marines. He graduated from Syracuse University with a PHD and retired from Virginia Tech with 25 years of service.

He was a man with varied interests and hobbies: among them were photography, short wave radio, weather spotting, wildlife rescue, bird watching, boating and reading.

He was an accomplished electrician and a computer guru, yet also enjoyed yoga and meditation.

Sincere thanks are extended to the staff of Commonwealth Senior Living at Christiansburg, Va., for their kindness and dedicated care.

A visitation and a time to share memories are being held Saturday, April 13, 3:30-6 p.m., at Snowville Ruritan Building, 4866 Lead Mine Road, Snowville VA 24347.

The Steffen family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.




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