Steven Lowell Edde a longtime San Anselmo resident and former NADEP Alameda employee, passed away peacefully on January 20th, 2008 in the presence of his loving family at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica following a spirited battle with sarcoma cancer. Born on January 25, 1947 in Stockton, Steve moved to San Rafael when he was nine years old. Steve graduated from Terra Linda High School in 1964, attended College of Marin, obtained a BS in Industrial Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley in 1969, and received his MS degree in Systems Management.
Steve is survived by Kathleen, his childhood neighbor, high school sweetheart and wife of 39 years, his children Holly of San Rafael, and Michael of San Francisco, his mother Mickey of San Rafael, sister Leta of Cameron Park and his mother-in-law Jacqueline Fields of San Rafael. He is preceded in death by his father Lowell (Hap) Edde and his father-in-law Alfred (Dee) Fields.
Steve had a larger than life presence and was passionate about things dear to his heart. He loved family, friends, cooking, outdoor adventures, music, and sports. Steve’s enthusiasm for living life to its fullest was felt by those around him and he will be greatly missed at all of the annual events which he organized for family and friends each year.
Steve worked as an Industrial Engineer for the US Navy at the Alameda Naval Air Station for 33 years. After the base closure in 1997, he switched roles and became an Environmental Engineer, managing base cleanup and transfer. In 2003, Steve retired from the Navy with 39 years of service and went to work for Innovative Technical Solutions, Inc. to serve as the company’s liaison to Navy Projects.
— provided by Susan Neishi