Walter Scott Steinecke

  • Born: February 28, 1925
  • Died: January 22, 2015
  • Location: Boiling Springs, South Carolina

The J. F. Floyd Mortuary

235 North Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Tel. (864) 582-5451

Tribute & Message From The Family


On Thursday, January 22, 2015, beloved family patriarch and retired engineer, Walter Scott Steinecke, passed away surrounded by four generations of his loving family.

Born February 28, 1925, in Brooklyn, New York to the late Walter and Gertrude Steinecke, Walt quickly grew tall, strong, and healthy. Moving to Lynbrook, New York as a boy, he was active outdoors, going on frequent camping trips as a Boy Scout and tending a large garden with his elderly Prussian grandfather. As he grew to maturity, he learned the clarinet and cultivated a fascination with the technical workings of everything he encountered. Throughout his life, he enjoyed applying his disciplined, practical mind to solve any mechanical problem he could find. As a husband, father, and grandfather, he was a man of integrity and dependability.

After two years in the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II, he earned an engineering degree from what is now Farmingdale State College and began his life as a heating and cooling engineer. In 1960, he was hired by Lockwood Greene, where he would work for some 25 years, transferring to Spartanburg in 1967. In his retirement, he enjoyed golfing, home improvement projects, gardening, woodworking, and current events. For some 15 years he and his wife lived in Sarasota, Florida. Since 2004, they have lived in Boiling Springs, SC.

Grandda is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy Steinecke; sons, Scott (Carolyn) and Kurt (Beth); grandchildren, Brad, Eric, Krysten, and Luke; and one great-grandson, Will. Another great-grandson is expected next month.

Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 PM Sunday, January 25, 2015, at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel, 2075 E. Main St., Spartanburg, SC 29307. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Monday, January 26, 2015, in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Heritage Chapel Mausoleum, 1300 Fernwood-Glendale Rd., Spartanburg, SC 29307, by the Rev. Jeff Mahaffey.

Memorials may be made to The Salvation Army, PO Drawer 2909, Spartanburg, SC 29304 or online at www.salvationarmyusa.org.

Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel