• Donald E. Steere
    December 29,2013
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    Donald E. Steere

    Donald Edward Steere, 80, of Rutland Town, died Dec. 26, 2013, at his residence.

    He was born Jan. 19, 1933, in Springfield, Mass., the son of Edward and Cecile (Badone) Steere.

    Mr. Steere graduated from Norwich University in Northfield, Class of 1951, and was a member of the Mounted Cavalry.

    He was a U.S. Army veteran.

    Mr. Steere was a member of the Rutland Lions Club, Shriners and a Boy Scout leader.

    An independent insurance broker for Nationwide Insurance, he owned the Steere Agency in Rutland Town.

    He was a private pilot, scuba diving instructor, skier and sailor, as well as captain of his own boat.

    Mr. Steere was a member of Grace Congregational United Church of Christ.

    Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Gretchen (Giemza) Steere of Rutland Town; two stepsons, Russell Sholes III of Rutland and Courtland Sholes of Singapore; three grandchildren; a cousin and several nieces and nephews.

    The funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at 3 p.m. in Grace Congregational United Church of Christ, with the Rev. John C. Weatherhogg, senior minister, officiating.

    Friends may gather from 2 to 3 p.m. in the church parlor, prior to the service Friday.

    Memorial contributions may be made to ADA Camp Carefree, PO Box 66211, Auburndale, MA 02466; or The ALS Association, Development Dept., 27001 Agoura Rd.-Suite 250, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301 or ALSA.org.

    Arrangements are under the direction of Tossing Funeral Home.
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