Steven Curtis Long of Stringer, Miss. passed away December 27, 2014 after a tough battle with cancer. He was born in Aberdeen, Wash. on May 23, 1956
Steve attended high school in Tonasket, Wash. Although Steve did not seek a college degree, he continued his education through self-study and completing many voc-tech classes at several colleges and vocational technical schools throughout the Gulf Coast region of the United States. Steve went on to become a merchant sailor, attaining his oceans captain’s license and sailing the world’s oceans and seas, working principally in the marine petro-chemical industry.
Steve never met a stranger and was rarely seen without a smile on his face, he had a heart of gold and would help anybody anytime that he could be it spiritual, muscle, or monetary that their needs might be.
Preceding Steve in death are his father Ron Long of Reno, Nev.; stepfather Richard Long of Pleasant Hill, Ill; brother Dirk Long of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Surviving Steve are his mother Nadean Fisher, stepfather Ike Fisher, sisters Sherrie Thomas and Ronni Sandoval, all of Tonasket Wash., sister Christine Richiey and stepbrother Mel Fisher both of Spokane Valley, Wash., step brother and step sister Terry Fisher and Pam Fisher of Spokane, Wash. Other survivors include stepson Rorrick Ward of Placitas N.M., step brother Ron Fisher of Radcliff, Ky., brother Mark Long of Taylorsville, Miss. and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews scattered across the country.
Steve will be sorely and sadly missed by friends and family. A memorial celebration of Steve’s life will be held at a later date.