Steve was born on May 3rd, 1938 to Steve and Marie Schilz and raised in West Seattle, graduating from West Seattle High School in 1956. He joined the Naval Reserve on July 4, 1955, and saw active duty for two years, leaving the Navy on July 4, 1963.
Steve worked at Bethlehem Steel in West Seattle from 1959-1960, then in 1961 followed his father’s footsteps into the retail grocery business, starting at West Seattle Thriftway and working at several grocery stores in the area, including Low Mart / Grocery Cart in West Seattle until 1976 and ending with Munson’s Market in Redmond.
Steve lived most of his life in West Seattle, moving to Redmond in 1980 and to Renton in 2010.
A heart-felt thank-you to the staff of Renton Villa / Emeritus at Renton for their support and care of our dad in the last year.
No services; remembrances to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by People’s Memorial Funeral Cooperative. Interment at Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent.