June 6, 1944 ~ April 11, 2013
Kendall: Passed peacefully with his wife of 45 years at his side and Charlie his dog curled up next to him on April 11, 2013 after a two-year battle with leukemia. He was born on D-Day, June 6, 1944, the oldest child of the late Jerome and Carol Ahrns. He was a Maintenance Supervisor at Eastman Kodak, with a flair for all things mechanical. As a teen, he built hydroplanes on Honeoye Lake, then turned his skills on tractors and balers when he and his wife Ann Marie built an idyllic farm in Kendall. Steve helped Ridgemont Country Club run like clockwork when he found retirement from Kodak too restful. Ann Marie gave Steve a scroll saw when he retired from Kodak. He started making wood gifts on it and together they built the successful business Stephen J's and Ann Marie's Wood Design where they sold their products at a variety of craft shows. Steve was a master of all trades and always was helping everyone build or fix things. He was second to none with his kindness and generosity. He loved camping, farming, growing orchids, kayaking with his dog Charlie and the outdoors. He just adored his grandkids and loved playing with them and teaching them things. He is survived by not only his wife, but also his daughters Rebecca (Daryl) Walker and Heather (Jeffrey) Pelham; his grandchildren Harrison, Alexander and Rowan; his siblings Nicki (Mark) Cottle and Jeffrey (Jacque) Ahrns, and many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to celebrate his life at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road, on Saturday April 20, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., with a memorial service immediately following in the chapel at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Unity Foundation.