July 4, 1946 - August 5, 2021
Richard M. Steiman, "Rich”, age 75 of Lewes, DE, previously of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Thursday, August 5, 2021, at Delaware Hospice Center, in Milford, DE, after a long battle with cancer. He was born on July 4, 1946, in Boston, MA, son of the late Wilbur G. and Natalie Steiman. Rich attended Boston Latin School and graduated from Boston College with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in sociology. He then went on to achieve his master’s in urban studies from the University of Delaware. From 1975-1996, he worked for the Delaware Department of Health and Human Services as the Director of State Service Centers and Assistant Director in Public Health. In 1996, he went to work for Maximus, Inc. as a project manager, from which he retired in 2018. He was also a partner in Bottle & Brew Selections, LLC, a wholesale beverage distributor. Rich was always active in the community, both in Wilmington and Lewes. He was on the board of the West End Neighborhood House, participated in Leadership Delaware, and he served on citizen advisory committees for both Brandywine School District in Wilmington and Cape Henlopen School District in Lewes, just to name a few of the associations that kept him busy. He also served on community HOAs in both Wilmington and Lewes . In his spare time, one could find Rich watching any Boston sports teams, both college and professional, but especially his beloved Red Sox. He collected model trains of all sizes and enjoyed creating detailed layouts for them. Most of all, Rich loved spending time with his family, especially his two grandsons. In addition to his parents, Rich was preceded in death by his in-laws: William H. Garner, Sr. and I. Jane Garner of Laurel, DE. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Iantha Jane "Nan" Steiman of Lewes, DE; his son, Marc A. Steiman and his wife Barbara of Lewes, DE; his grandsons: Nathaniel "Nate" Steiman and Grayson Steiman, both of Lewes, DE; his brother-in-law, William H. Garner, Jr. of Laurel, DE; and his "adopted" daughter, Susan Nunley of Worcester, England. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, August 27, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE 19958, where friends may visit beginning at 1:00 PM. Interment will be private. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, masks must be worn by everyone participating in any aspect of the service. Those who cannot attend the service in person are invited to join the services via live streaming by visiting http://www.parsellfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/permalink/10081850/LTWebcast In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Rich's name to the Beebe Medical Foundation, c/o Tunnell Cancer Center, 902 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE or to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.
Richard M. Steiman, "Rich”, age 75 of Lewes, DE, previously of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Thursday, August 5, 2021, at Delaware Hospice Center, in Milford, DE, after a long battle with cancer. He was born on July 4, 1946, in Boston,... View Obituary & Service Information
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