In Memoriam



STEINER, Robert N.,
70, of Valrico, Fla., peacefully passed away July 19, 2011, at LifePath Hospice in Sun City, Fla., after a courage- ous battle with cancer.   He is survived by his wife, Joan, of 47 years; son, Tim and daughter-in-law, Ruth, of Lancaster, Pa.; son, Paul and daughter-in-law, Anne, of Alpharetta, Ga.; son, Michael of Tampa; grandchildren, Shannon, Brittany, Danielle and Tyler; and brother, Don and wife, Aggie, of Atlanta, Ga. Born December 5, 1940, in Philadelphia.  Bob grew up in Long Island, N.Y.

He graduated from Chaminade High School and the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point in 1962.   His maritime career began at Sea-Land Services in Newark, N.J. In 1967 he joined the Port Authority of NY/NJ, where he worked for 21 years and became the deputy port director before becoming the vice president of Atlantic Container Lines in 1988. 

After stints as port director at the Delaware River Port Authority and president of Newark Refrigerated Warehouse Corp., Bob came to Tampa to become the deputy port director in 1994 and then port director a year later.  He retired from Tampa Port Authority after 40 years in the maritime/ port industry. Bob leaves behind a loving family and many treasured friends and colleagues and will be missed by his golfing buddies at RHCC in Valrico.

A celebration Mass of his life will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 28, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Valrico, with a reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to LifePath Hospice at 12973 N. Telecom Parkway, Suite 100, Temple Terrace, FL 33637.

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