Wednesday, April 23, 2014

#105) In Memoriam - Charles "Chuck" Steele

The following obituary was received today from Chuck's wife Kathy.

Charles Gregory Steele; December 1, 1941 –  April 20, 2014

Charles “Chuck” Steele, 72, of Simi Valley went home to his Lord and Savior early Easter morning.  After a lengthy illness, he passed away peacefully at home with his family.  Chuck was born in Binghamton, NY to Catherine Beach and Charles Steele. He grew up in Owego, NY with his large extended family and many cousins, and there he developed a lifelong love of sports and an affinity for the NY football Giants.

Chuck graduated from Clarkson University in 1964 and had a long career in the Aerospace industry working for the Singer Corporation and BAE.  He was a devoted husband to Kathleen Barto and a loving father to their three children.  In 1977, the family moved from New York to Simi Valley, CA.  Chuck was an avid golfer and member of Sunset Hills Country Club.  He had a great sense of humor and loved to spend time with his family and friends.  Chuck will always be remembered with love and laughter by anyone who was fortunate enough to know him.

Chuck is preceded in death by his parents; and son, Timothy James Steele.  He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Kathy; his daughters Shelley (Chris) Karr and Jenny (Rick) Lewis; grandchildren Mathew, Kirstine, Justin, Jane, and Patrick; brothers John (Judy) Steele of NC, Howard (Rebecca) Steele of MI; and many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 26th at 10:30 am at Grace Brethren Church, 2900 Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065. 

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to:
The Samaritan Center of Simi Valley (


  1. Rest in peace Chuck.
    -Chris Chandler

  2. Chuck was one of the smartest, kindest and humorous men I have ever met or worked for. His most famous line to me was concerning inventory, "looks like we're counting the peanuts, while the elephants are walking out the door".

    Marty Lindusky
    April 25, 2014