Bryan Christopher Steele
November 4, 1959 – November 8, 2017
Bryan Christopher Steele, age 58, of Newark, DE, lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.
Chris was born in Florence, AL on November 4, 1959, and was the son of the late Robert G. Steele and Patricia Paty Steele. He was a painter by trade, but in his earlier years, built bomb struts and landing gear for Sikorsky helicopters.
A former resident of New York, Chris was an avid New York Giants and New York Rangers fan. In his leisure time, he enjoyed playing golf and was in a pool league. Chris was a giving individual who chose to be an organ donor, and his corneas have provided someone with the precious gift of sight.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his sister, Amy Adair Steele. Chris is survived by his mother, Patricia P. Steele of Newark; daughters, Jennifer Steele McDonie (Tommy) of Culloden, WV and Cathrin Steele Ball (Michael) of Barboursville, WV; sister, Susan Steele Storrer of Newark; nephew, Douglas M. Ray; and grandchildren, Isaac, Evan, Carson, Tyler, Dylan, and Audrey.
The family wishes to thank everyone for their outpouring of love, support, and prayers for Chris during his illness and since his death. He had a great summer with friends, who took him to play golf and to the beach between chemo and radiation treatments. The family also wishes to thank his cancer team at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, who were all so kind and supportive.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday morning, November 18, 2017, at the First Presbyterian Church of Newark, 292 W Main Street, Newark, DE 19711. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center c/o Christiana Care, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899 or to the First Presbyterian Church of Newark at the address listed above.