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 Blaine Joseph Steele

Blaine Joseph Steele

Death 26 Apr 2001 (aged 17)
Burial Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, USA
Plot block 31 lot 15
Memorial ID 10305413 · View Source
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Blaine Steele made lots of friends in his 17 years, and they weren't just his classmates at Coronado High School.

Parents and teachers saw things they admired in the young man - character, selflessness and a sense of maturity unusual in someone his age.

On a drizzling, cold Thursday morning in May 2001, more than a thousand teens and grown-ups alike filled a south side Colorado Springs church for Steele's funeral, one week after a gunman shot him while robbing the subway sandwich shop where he worked.

Teachers, parents and friends took turns at a podium paying tribute to the popular student, who had been on the wrestling team and student council. More than anything, though, he was an uplifting presence in the school.
Blaine would do anything for anyone. He was everyone's friend.

Blaine had worked since he was 8 years old and touched so many lives. His mom, dad, brothers, and friends will never forget him and always will cherish this wonderful young man taken way to soon.

Blaine was born Jan. 24, 1984, in Mesa, Ariz., to Ella R. and Mark J. Petta. He is survived by his parents; five brothers, Richard Steele, Paul Petta, Randall Petta, Brian Petta and Matt Simpson; his grandparents, Joseph and Dorothy Petta; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Russell K. and Donna J. Steele.

Blaine will always be our "Little Train"

Heartfelt Thanks to Sparkysgrl for sponsoring Blaine's Memorial.

  • Maintained by: Ella Rosalie Steele
  • Originally Created by: Mark and Elizabeth Forever
  • Added: 11 Jan 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10305413
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Blaine Joseph Steele (24 Jan 1984–26 Apr 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10305413, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Ella Rosalie Steele (contributor 47182382) .