Stephen “Captain Steve” Alexander Miller, 69, of Seward, Alaska, passed away August 9, 2017, peacefully from complications caused by stage four lung cancer.
Cremation has been handled by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory. Scattering of ashes will take place at a future date.
A Celebration of Life was held at his home at Lowell Point, Sunday, August 20, 2017, at 3:30 p.m.
Steve was born July 2, 1948, in Clovis, Fresno County, California. His family moved to Alaska when he was two years old. Seward, Alaska (Lowell Point) became home port. The family moved to Latouche Island in 1957, where they lived until 1961, when they returned to Seward.
Steve graduated from Seward High School in 1967 and answered the call of the sea, moving to Kodiak, Alaska, to work as a commercial fisherman. In 1971, Steve moved back to Seward and pursued a career in the Merchant Marine Industry, which lasted for over 40 years.
After his sea time was spent, he settled in Seward, again making Lowell Point his home. He enjoyed his family, cooking, tinkering in his shop, smoking salmon, reading and gardening. He raised chickens and turkeys, and enjoyed being retired.
Steve was an active member of Lowell Point Community Council, and was always willing to give back to his community. He donated to Seward Food Bank and was always willing to help those less fortunate. He touched people’s lives all over Alaska and will be missed by many.
Steve is survived by his brother Michael A. Miller/Sherrie; sisters Mary A. Miller and Margaret E. Davis/Carey; many loving nieces, nephews, and other family and friends far and wide.
Steve is preceded in death by his older brother Rodger P. Miller, March 19, 2017; niece Penny Francis Miller, July 22, 2017; wife, Mary Katheryne Walker-Miller, May 23, 2015; mother Ethel L. “Penny” Hardy, April 22, 2007; and youngest sister Linda S. Miller, June 7, 1967.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations, may be sent to Seward Community Foundation in the name of Steve Miller at https://sewardcf.org/donate/.