Steve passed away on Wednesday, May 27th, 2020, at St. Anthony’s Hospital, in Saint Petersburg, Florida.
He was preceded in death by mother Shirley Sego, step-father Billy Sego, great-grandmother Melvina Boyd, grandparents Thaddeus Sloma, B. Mae Sloma, Minnie E. Boyd; Uncle Jack Sloma, and niece Olivia Huelsbergen.
He will be remembered by his two daughters Steffany (Arthur), Sofia; grandsons Aiden, Evan, Owen; father Ronald C. Sloma, step-mother Barbara Sloma, siblings Krisa (Mike), Craig (Debra), step-siblings Ron (Bianca), Sara (Ben), Melinda (Geoff), nieces and nephews Sydney, Sammy, Amelia, Liam, and Oliver.
Steve was born in Battle Creek, Michigan, on January 24, 1965. While in Michigan, he experienced living in suburbs, a farm, and even a hunting cabin near a national forest. At the age of fifteen, he relocated to Tampa, Florida, with his siblings and mother. He began his career at Proto Corporation, Clearwater, Florida, and spent the last twelve years at LiFoam Industries, LLC in Saint Petersburg, Florida.
Steve enjoyed boating, fishing, building and DIY, repairing anything he could, and helping others. Steve was an avid boater and loved to take his family out on the boat in Tampa Bay. He taught his daughters to love and respect our waters. Later, he found his passion for motorcycles. He was a member of the Harley Davidson Owners Group (HOGS); participated in rides, fundraisers, and events where he was an active volunteer. He showed his two motorcycles, one a touring bike “Full Dresser/Bagger” in black, and a cruiser bike “Fat Boy” in white—each had won prizes. Steve was always known for his handy-man skills. He loved the phrase, “There wasn’t anything Dad couldn’t fix.”
Steve looked out for other people, even when he was young. Once he was called to the principal’s office for fighting at school. He received no punishment, since it turned out he had been defending a smaller child, who was being bullied.
To have Steve in your life was a blessing, and he will be greatly missed.
A memorial gathering to honor Steve’s life will be held at Sorenson Funeral Home on Saturday, June 13th, from 2-4pm. We would like to invite you to share a favorite memory of a time with Steve.
“Ride the wind/never coming back until I touch the midnight sun…” lyrics from Ride the Wind, by the group Poison.
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