Steve Pate – Troy, IL

Steve Pate, Sr., 84, of Troy, IL, passed away 6:00 p.m., on Monday, March 4, 2024, in Liberty Village Nursing Home in Maryville, IL, surrounded by his loving wife and children.

He was born on September 8, 1939, to Loyd and Ethel (Riecan) Pate in East Saint Louis, IL. Steve worked as a tool and dye maker at Marsh Stencil in Belleville, IL, and was a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 9 . On April 4, 1959, Steve married Sue Crowe and she survives.

Steve was a United States Navy Veteran.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Steve enjoyed his time at the Lake of the Ozarks and taking his family on rides on the pontoon boat, listening to Cajun music and fishing. He loved watching his St. Louis Cardinals and he was a member of Troy Methodist Church in Troy, IL.

Steve also enjoyed watching his all of his granchildren participate in various events they participated.

Steve is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Sue; two sons, Steve Pate, Jr., and wife, Becky and Paul Pate, and wife, Caroline; and daughter, Michelle Pate-Noyes, and husband, Matt; five grandsons, Steven Pate, Ian Pate, Gorman Pate, Michael Pate and McGrady Noyes; four granddaughters, Elise Pate, Lara Pate, Mattie Noyes and Morgan Noyes: sister-in-law, June Dublar: brother-in-law, Richard Crowe and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father and step-mother, Loyd and Roanne Pate, his mother and step-father, Ethel and Adam J. Smolik and his sister, Jane Chinn.

Services have been entrusted to Pate Funeral Home, 301 South Main Street, Benton, IL and Richeson Funeral Home, 205 Edwardsville Road, Troy, IL.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March, 7, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Troy Methodist Church, 407 Edwardsville Road, Troy, IL.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 8, 2024, at 10:30 a.m., at the Troy Methodist Church, with the Reverends Dan Perry and Bonnie Abel, officiating.
Following the funeral service, burial will take place in the Lake View Memorial Gardens Cemetery, with military rites by the Navy Honors Team.
Memorials may be made to the Troy Methodist Church or Heartland Hospice and will be accepted at the church.

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