Obituary: Mcdirmid, Stephen Allen “Steve”
McDIRMID, Stephen Allen “Steve”
On February 13th, 2012, Stephen “Steve” Allen McDirmid passed away peacefully in Spokane, WA. Steve was born to Anson and Marian (Beaulieu) McDirmid July 8, 1950, in Walla Walla, Washington. He graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1968. After high school, he attended sheet metal school in Bellingham, WA, where he met his wife, Sharon (O’Rielly). The couple moved to Greenacres, WA, in 1976, and Steve started his 35 year career at Kaiser Aluminum. Greenacres is also where their two children, Jay and Mollie, were born. In 1983, Steve and his family moved to Newport, Washington, and built their dream home in the woods. Steve was an extremely devoted husband and father who loved walking on his property, taking road trips with his family, fixing up classic cars in his shop, and collecting old radios. He will be remembered by his quick wit, his unique perspective on life, and his wisdom. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Sharon; their two children, Jay (Mary) and Mollie (Matt) Glew; and seven brothers and sisters: Dennis, Jim (Ramona), Michael, Margaret, Susan (Michael) Clancy, Patty (Graham) Smith, and Katie (Ben) Dituri along with numerous nieces and nephews. A casual celebration of Steve’s life will be held this Saturday, February 18th, at one o’clock at Silver Collector Car Auctions, 2020 N. Monroe Street, Spokane, Washington. Memorials in Steve’s name may be directed to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.