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Obituary: Sorini, Steven M.


SORINI, Steven M.

Steven Michael Sorini, 64, of Sun City, Arizona, passed away on February 26th, 2016 peacefully in his sleep after a courageous 6 month battle with cancer.
Steve was born on November 19th, 1951 in Spokane, WA to Charles and Clare Sorini.

He grew up in The Lilac City attending, and later graduating from, Shadle Park High School in 1970.
Shortly after his graduation Steve entered the United States Navy in 1971, serving honorably until his discharge in 1973.

While serving Steve was an onboard radio operator during the Vietnam War earning a Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and a Vietnam Campaign Medal.
In July of 1975 Steve was blessed with the birth of his only child, his son, Jason.

From that time on he was the most dedicated and loving father that any child could ask for.
In 1976 Steve began a career with the State of Washington working for the Department of Licensing, rising to the position of Asst Western Administrator for the department before his retirement in August of 2005.
Steve married his wife and partner in crime, Sue Carnahan, in February of 1999 after a brief 5 year courtship.

In 2005 they both retired and took their adventures to Arizona, living the last 11 years to the fullest, which for Steve meant golfing, enjoying a multitude of friends and being an amazing grandpa.
While Steve enjoyed many interests in his life none were more important, or brought him more happiness, than his friends and family.

Steve is preceded in death by his father, Charles (Chuck) Sorini and his mother, Clare Sorini.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Carnahan of Sun City, AZ; his sister Kay Hicks (husband Rod) of Walla Walla, WA; his son Jason Sorini of Missoula, MT; his niece Sarah Hicks, of Seattle, WA; his two grandsons Dylan Sorini and Trevor Sorini of Missoula, MT; his stepson Spencer Carnahan (wife D’Arcy) of Sumner, WA; granddaughter Veronica Carnahan, and grandson Seth Carnahan both of Sumner, WA and his 2 “brothers” Rick Haglund (wife Judy) of Spokane, WA and Len (Lenny, Leotis) Zickler (wife Dawn) also of Spokane, WA.
Steve was well liked by all who knew him and loved deeply by everyone who was fortunate enough to be close to him.

While ‘holes’ in one are hard to achieve on a golf course, Steve scored many in life.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date in Sun City, AZ.

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