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“Wal was a very good man. I had a lot of great times with you. All the email jokes we shared. You are truly miss mad. God bless. ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Linda Bodin - Spartanburg, SC

“I remember many great times with the Steinecke family when we all lived in Syosset, NY, a long time ago. Walter was always funny and full of energy....Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Katie Cline - Pensacola, FL

“To Aunt Dottie and family: Please accept my sympathies for your loss. Uncle Walter was very special to my mother, Dorothy, his big sister. She...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Patarice Sprovieri - Hillsborough, NJ

“Dear Aunt Dottie, Scott and Kurt, as the daughter of Uncle Walter's youngest sister (Gladys) my furthest memory is their home on Candy Lane in...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Karen Carter - Rockville Centre, NY

“Kurt, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Praying for comfort and peace for your family. We are out of town this weekend so we can't make it to...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Tina Poteat - spartanburg, SC

“Sorry for your loss. Walt was a good loving, funny, family man. He way a joy to everyone who knew him. God Bless each family member for you loss. He...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Linda Daniels Bodin - Spartanburg, SC

“Sending peaceful thoughts from Sarasota. Rest in peace Walt. ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Laurie, Suzy & Sadie - Sarasota, FL

“Dottie, Scott, Kurt & Family...Walt's passing leaves a large void in your family but it will be filled with the love your family shares. Walt will...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Carmen Yahres - Inman, SC

“Dear Aunt Dottie, Scott, Kurt, Brad and family, As the daughter of Walter's oldest sister Dorothy (now deceased) I would like to add my...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Margaret Eileen LeRoy - NJ

“We love you,Da, now & forever. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Carolyn Holston Steinecke - SC

“Uncle Walter always had a smile on his face! I remember fun, summer visits to Candy Lane; swimming in the pool; and the artificial palm trees and...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Lynda McGuire Wells - Manahawkin, NJ

“Kurt: I am sorry to note the passing of your Father. Even though I didn't get the chance to know him, I can tell he was a great man by his many...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: MARVIN W. BEACH - INMAN, SC

“May the peace of God be with you and your family. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Jennings Hill - Burnsville, MN

“Dear Grandma Dottie, Scott, and Kurt: We were so sorry to hear about Grandda's passing, but we rejoice that we had him for almost 90 years. We...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: kenneth hamilton - sumter, SC


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