Steven P. Sundine, 73, of Rochester, passed away with his wife Mary at his side, at 12:03 PM on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Woodlawn Hospital.
On November 6, 1948, Steven Paul was born in Rockford, IL to Harry R. and Jean C. Calacurcio Sundine. Growing up, he attended the Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Rockford. Later the family moved to Kentucky and proudly Steve graduated from Greenville High School of Greenville, KY with the class of 1967.
On October 11, 1980, Steve and Mary Elizabeth Bryant were married at the Bethlehem Baptist Church. Rev. Junior Bose was their officiant. They have shared 41 years of life’s adventures while making many memories.
Steve worked for Pike Lumber as a materials handler for 14 years, retiring in 2013. Prior to this he worked at Moore's Business Forms till their closure of the Rochester plant. As a member of the Eagles Lodge # 852 of Rochester, he earned the distinction of Golden Eagle.
Prior to covid, Steve and his buddies met at the truck stop for coffee to catch up on all of the latest news. Observing the domestic backyard habitat, Steve enjoyed feeding the squirrels and the birds. An avid golfer, he liked to tee off at various courses around the area.
Camping for the Sundines was always a way to relax and embrace adventure whether it was in the camper or a cabin. Memories were made in Indiana at Broken Arrow and Pla-Mor campgrounds. Cozy Bear Cabin in Nashville was a favorite destination that conveyed rustic charm and black bear decorations. Locally, unique treasures could always be found at garage sales. Sundines owned booths at Northern Traders and Craft Crossing sharing their special finds.
The past two years provided time for the Sundine family room to evolve into a wilderness forest. Steve was proud to spearhead the project and display his collection of black bears and an assortment of birds as accents around the room. To relax, Steve enjoyed listening to country music performed by Alan Jackson, George Strait or Trace Adkins.
Left to cherish Steve's memory are his wife, Mary; mother Jean Sundine and sister Becky Sundine both of Brownsburg; brother Cal Sundine and wife Teri of Plainfield; sister and brother-in-laws Janice Koch and Ron Bryant and wife Shawn ; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceding Steve in death are his father, Harry Sundine on January 13, 2011, his father and mother-in-law Kenneth and Rowena Bryant; brother-in-law Gene Koch; grandparents, Thor and Esther Sundine, William and Sophie O’Bryant and Marino and Ruby Calacurcio and his feline companion, Tigger.
A celebration of the life of Mr. Steven P. Sundine will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 15, 2022 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester.
Masks preferred to keep everyone safe.
Friends may visit with the family from 11-2 on Saturday in the funeral home. Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Wheels on Fire, % Beaver Dam United Methodist Church 9798 S. 1000 W. Akron, IN 46910 or the donor’s choice.
Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to his family at www.goodfamilyfh.com