SCHENECTADY – Paul Joseph Steenburg, 61 years old, lost his battle with cancer and went into eternal rest to be with the lord on Tuesday, Oct. 8th, with his brothers and sisters by his side. Paul was born in Gloversville on Sept. 30th 1952. He was the Son of the late Clarence L. and Helen M. (Bennett) Steenburg. He attended Gloversville schools, and then served in the United States Army in 1969, serving in Okinawa, Japan. After the military, he worked in various leather mills and also as an Auto Mechanic. After moving to Schenectady 15 years ago, he worked in Construction. He is survived by 3 children: Paul Jr., Seth, and Brittany Steenburg; his brothers John (Joanne) Steenburg of Dolgeville, and James and Richard Steenburg of Gloversville; his sisters Maryanne (Irving) Mussen of PA, Carol (Roy) Sweet of Mayfield, and Jo Ann (Ed) Kiffney of Gloversville. He is also survived by his campanion Kathy Pierce of Schenectady, and by Aunts, Uncles, Nieces and Nephews. Paul loved the outdoors, enjoying the scenery and fishing at his favorite lakes. He was a big fan of Nascar and Football. Mark Martin and the Dallas cowboys were his favorites. Paul had a big heart and in showing this, he graciously bequeathed his body to Albany Medical College for anatomical study and research for cancer. His ashes will be interred at a later date in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Gloversville where a memorial service will be conducted. In honoring Paul’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. Memorial contribution may be made to the American Cancer Society.
paul was a very good friend to my brothers. I think he was more so to my brothers craig and chris. I remember him also. always funny and always picking on me. of course I was the little houghs’ sister. he was very nice. we didn’t know he had cancer. and im very sorry for his familys loss. and also our loss of and old friend from days gone by. my condolences to his family. penny hough
In the end we are all survivors, even in death. We survive through those we have loved-those we have affected in some way. No matter what we have made of our lives, all we have in the end is each other-and there is nothing so powerful as a love that transcends all other things. You were loved my brother Paul. RIP
So sorry about your loss. Had known paul for along time, i will always remember him , sleep well my friend ,
I first would like to give all my prayers to Pauls family. I didnt know Paul as long as many.. Although the short time I did getting to know him, I was happy I was givin that time. Paul made me laugh and told me stories about when him and his brothers and sisiter where young. God ! How he could get us all laughing. As I watched Paul struggle , I realized he was a man that loved his family dearly. He gave them all Good wishes and told them all he loved them. He truly was a man Im glad I could call my friend! Amen to you Paul and rest in peace, We will all miss you Juanita
After the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have to hold onto are the happy memories that we’ve shared with our loved ones who have passed, this is what keeps them alive in our hearts and in our minds, and they will continue to live on, through us. Rest in peace Uncle Paul.
My condolences to Paul’s family I knew him from school and lost track of him when he went into the military. May he rest in peace
It is never easy to lose a loved one in death. I am truly sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in God’s word at Revelation 21:3,4, which speaks of a time when sickness and death will be done away with.