July 19, 1930 ~ December 31, 2020

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Greece, NY

Greece:  Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. Native of Rochester, Robert lived to see his 90th birthday this past summer. He was predeceased by his parents Rudolph and Mildred Steeb his beloved; aunt, Alyce Poole, sister Ann Marie Underwood, brother Donald Steeb and first born son Robert F. Steeb, Jr. and first wife andmother of his children Dorothy Driscoll Steeb.

Survived by his children Ginny (David) Melos, Patty (Peter) Seidenberg, Cathy Steeb, Mary Beth (Don) Gates and Michael (Patti) Steeb, second wife Eleanor Steeb and her children Doug Phelps and Stacy (Wayne) Penney. His brother Richard (Betty) Steeb; sister-in-law, Carolyn Steeb; his sister’s son Matt (Nancy) Underwood.

Survived by grandchildren Tina (Paul) Finn, Sue (Todd) Hawkins, Ben (Jamie) Melos; Michael (Bambi) Seidenberg, Carolyn Seidenberg, Katie Seidenberg; Erin (Timothy Murray) Steeb Greenfield, Robert (Stephanie Newman) Maloney, Lauren (Robert) Sessions, Jason (Rebecca Lin) Wolck Cassandra Henchen, Daniel and Addison Penney.

Great-grandchildren Zachary (Natalie Murphy) Finn, Emily (Jake Timmons) Finn, Aubrey (Jason) Menaguale & Bradley Finn, Drew Hawkins, Kiersten, Kaitlin & Kenleigh Melos.

Brooke & Maggie Seidenberg, Sebastian Fisher, Caleb Greenfield and Liam Wolck. Many nieces and nephews·.

Robert was a career carpenter- contractor having his own businesses – RS Wood Specialties and SWMEnterprises and in later years turned his stamp collecting interests into businesses – RS Stamp Co. and RSStamp Shows. He was an active member of Our Mother of Sorrows Church. He was very proud of his 36 yrs. of service in the US Navy Reserve SeaBees, having retired from RNMCB-21Davisville, RI.

Friends may call Tuesday (Jan 12th) 1:00 -5:00 PM at Vay­-Schleich and Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday (Jan 13 t h)  11:00 AM at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 5000 Mt. Read Blvd, Greece.  Internment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Our Mother od Sorrows Church in his memory. 


Visitation: January 12, 2021 1:00 pm - January 12, 2021 5:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Service: January 13, 2021 11:00 am

Our Mother of Sorrows Church
5000 Mt. Read Blvd
Rochester, NY 14612

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  1. John Cubit, EQCM Retired, Navy Seabee Veterans of American, Island X-12.
    Fair Winds and Following Seas Chief Steeb

  2. Dear Patty, Pete, Mike, Patty, Ginny, Dave and Steeb family members:
    We were so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. May you take comfort in knowing he is at peace in Heaven and reunited with family and friends who had passed before him also in Heaven and, no doubt, greeting your dad with open arms and big smiles. We know you will miss your dad but hope that your many fond memories (including those family breakfasts) will help sustain you during this sad time and also help to bring each of you peace.
    In sympathy, prayer and friendship, Mary Frances and Dennis

  3. Mike and family: I am so sorry about your Dads passing. He’s up there with the angels watching over all of you. May all your memories be a blessing.

  4. Mr. (Chief) Steeb, a dedicated, loyal, and terrific SEABEE, is joining his brethren builders on the other side. “Fair winds and following seas,” sir. Please accept our sincere condolences. We wish your family much peace and comfort. The Paglia Family

  5. Many good memories with Bob while serving with him in RNMCB-19 and 21ST RNCR. A real gentleman and a hard worker for the Navy.

  6. Seabee Island X-12 would like to extend to the family of Seabee Robert Steeb our sincere condolence of the passing of Robert. He was a member in good standing and had helped out on many of projects. We will miss him.

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