Steven J. Pair
Steven J. Pair
  • February 27, 1952 - December 31, 2017
  • Keene, New Hampshire

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Steven J. Pair 65, of Castle Street, Keene, NH, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 31, 2017, at his home in Keene.

His parents, Leonard E. and Lorraine (Frappier) Paire proudly welcomed their son into the world on February 27, 1952 in Bainbridge, Maryland.

A lifelong resident of Keene, Steven was a 1970 graduate of Keene High School. While in high school, Steven excelled as a member of the football team and was award the distinguished Sharby Award for his accomplishments, as well as his leadership, on and off of the football field. He was also a member of the high school wrestling team.

He served as a Seabee in the United States Navy.

Steven worked for several years as a certified nursing assistant at the Cheshire Medical Center and the Westwood Care and Rehabilitation Center, both in Keene. He was also an accomplished carpenter.

His skilled hands and astute mind lent Steven to his love of music, playing the guitar, piano and clarinet. Steven enjoyed taking walks around Keene, enjoying the architecture and history the town offered. His love of history found Steven taking drives throughout New England, absorbing the richness and beauty of the buildings he encountered as well as the beautiful foliage New England had to offer.

Steven was an avid reader of history, poetry, and classical literature. He especially enjoyed reading the Bible. He also had a passion for writing his own poetry which he loved to share with his family.

As a gentle and loving man and doting father, he will be greatly missed by his two children, Steven Pair of Navarre, Florida and Linnea Konow, her husband, Chris, and their daughter Vivian, of McMinnville, TN; his three sisters, Cathie A. Beam of Keene, Jenifer Rudgers and her husband, Bryan, of North Swanzey, NH, Linda M. Tolman and her husband, Seth, of Keene; his sister-in-law, Shirley A. Paire of Keene; and several nieces and nephews. Steven was predeceased by a brother, Robert L. Paire and a brother-in-law, Ronald L. Beam.

In following Steven's wishes, there will be no public funeral services.