William “Bill” T. Steuer Sr., aka “Capt. Bill,” died Monday, July 13, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice after a lengthy and brave struggle with pulmonary fibrosis.
He was born on March 28, 1934, in Marion, South Carolina. After graduating from high school, he attended Clemson College for two years before transferring to the University of South Carolina, where he graduated with a degree in electrical engineering and was an avid Gamecock fan!
He was in the U.S. Army Reserves for six years. He worked for Douglas Aircraft in Charlotte before moving to Wilmington in the early 1960s to work with Carolina Power and Light.
Later he worked with Henry von Oesen & Associates for several years before starting his own consulting practice. He achieved many accomplishments in the engineering field and was actively involved in the civic community here in Wilmington.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Lewis H. Steuer; daughter, Anna Marie McCrary; son, Tommy (Pam); daughter, Laura Mace Ankrah (Dino); special grandsons, Garrett Hamby and U.S. Marine Private First Class Tylor Ankrah; beloved best buddies, Izzy and Millie, along with six other lovable granddogs; brother, Dr. R.R. Steuer (Voncile); sister, Carrie Ender; and many devoted nieces and nephews and loving sisters-in-law.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 17, 2015, at Oleander Memorial Gardens, 306 Bradley Drive, followed by a visitation and celebration of life at Hanover Seaside Club, 601 Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach. Bill would want everyone to dress casual and comfortable.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bill’s name to Carolina Canines for Service, P.O. Box 12643, Wilmington, NC 28405; Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401; or the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio St. Suite 304, Chicago, IL, 60611.
We would like to thank the Lower Cape Fear Hospice staff for the outstanding care and support.
Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.
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