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 Stephen Leonard “Steve Chet” Cvetkovich

Stephen Leonard “Steve Chet” Cvetkovich

Birth
Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan, USA
Death 17 Nov 1983 (aged 54)
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Burial Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Plot Sectin E Site 1590
Memorial ID 547789 · View Source
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S.L. CVETKOVICH
Stephen "Steve Chet" Leonard Cvetkovich, a country western musician for the past 35 years, died Thursday in a Portland hospital of cancer. He was 54.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Foster Road Funeral Home, with private interment in Willamette National Cemetery.
A native of Monroe Mich., he had been a Portland resident for 32 years. He played for the Green River band in Estacada and with Buddy Simmons and the Drifters for 16 years.
He was an Air Force veteran who served in World War II.
Survivors include a son, Kirk, of Salem; a daughter, Pamela Hernandez of Gresham; a brother, Michael of Monroe Mich., five sisters, JoAnn Fling of Milwaukie, Julie Segar and Alice Kendra, both of Monroe, Sadie Milovich of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Grace Kush of Tustin, Calif., two grandchildren, and Maxine Norman of Portland, a special friend.
The family suggests that remembrances be contributions to the American Cancer Society.

*Published in The Oregonian Tuesday, November 22, 1983, Pg. 95

CVETKOVICH - Stephen (Steve Chet)
Leonard, Portland, Nov. 17.
Father of Kirk Charles Cvetkovich, Salem and Mrs. Jaime (Pamela) Hernandez of Gresham; brother of Michael Cvetkovich, Monroe Mich., Mrs. JoAnn Fling, Milwaukie, Or., Mrs. Julie Segar, Monroe, Mich., Mrs. Sadie Milovich Port St. Lucie, Fla., Mrs. Alice Kendra, Monroe Mich., and Mrs. Grace Kush, Tustin, Calif., 2 grandchildren, also a very special friend, Maxine Norman, Portland.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 22, 10:30 a.m.
FOSTER ROAD FUNERAL HOME
8747 S.E. Foster 777-3366
Private interment Willamette National Cemetery, Portland.
Those wishing may visit at the FOSTER ROAD FUNERAL HOME Monday, between the hours of 12 noon and 8 p.m.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in his memory in care of the Funeral Home.

*Published in The Oregonian Monday, November 21, 1983 Pg. 73

CVETKOVICH - Stephen (Steve Chet)
Leonard, Portland, Nov. 17.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 22, 10:30 a.m.
FOSTER ROAD FUNERAL HOME
8747 S.E. Foster 777-3366
Private interment Willamette National Cemetery, Portland.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in his memory in care of the Funeral Home.

*Published in The Oregonian Tuesday, November 22, 1983, Pg. 95

An amazing Steel Guitarist who played with many of the big names of his day such as Buck Owens and Susan Raye. For many years in Portland, Oregon he played music with wonderful local musicians such as Buddy Simmons. He was a well loved musician in the Portland area for many years. The last band he played in before his death was the Green River Band. It was with this band that he played steel guitar on his final record, which was posthumously dedicated to him.

*Steve was also an extremely talented cartoonist and artist.

*Steve died of Cancer.


*Military
Name: Stephen L Cvetkovich
Birth Year: 1929
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Michigan
State of Residence: Michigan
County or City: Monroe

Enlistment Date 11 Jan 1946
Enlistment State: Michigan
Enlistment City: Detroit
Branch: Air Corps
Branch Code: Air Corps
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for Hawaiian Department
Component: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
Source: Enlisted Man, Regular Army, after 3 months of Discharge

*Education
2 years of high school
*Civil Occupation:
Tinsmiths, coppersmiths, and sheet metal workers
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Stephen Leonard Cvetkovich
PFC US Air Force
Jan. 1, 1929
Nov. 17, 1983

Gravesite Details Headstone is in fairly good shape.

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  • Maintained by: Rebecca Dunlap
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 547789
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Stephen Leonard “Steve Chet” Cvetkovich (1 Jan 1929–17 Nov 1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 547789, citing Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Rebecca Dunlap (contributor 47104507) .