Steven Simeral
Steven Simeral
  • January 16, 1951 - November 17, 2017
  • Annapolis, Maryland

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Steven Carroll Simeral, resident of Annapolis, MD, died in his home in the early hours of Friday November 17, 2017 after succumbing to a 15-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Steve, a proud Sun Devil, spent the first 49 years of his life in the greater Chicago area, before relocating to Annapolis, MD to be back on the water for the last 17 years. Steve was a legend in the commodity business, starting his career in the 1960’s in the wild trading pits of the Chicago Board of Trade, before shifting into a vegetable oil based business which would be ultimately known as MPB Commodities Inc for the last 40 ½ years. When Steve wasn’t working, his passions were his days as a firefighter, good wine, a great steak and spending time with his family. Steve followed his father’s pioneering footsteps in the industry, becoming a 2nd generation commodity broker, and then ultimately passing the tradition to his son who now keeps his professional memories alive. Steve was a leader and father figure to so many people, helping mold many careers both in the commodity business and in the restaurant business (in which he and his wife Anne thrived as owners of River Street Crossing in Batavia, IL). Steve leaves behind his loving wife Anne, his son Ryan, his daughter-in-law Valerie, his 3-year-old granddaughter Allison & his newest pride and joy, 2-month old grandson Ethan. In addition to his immediate family, Steve leaves behind a bevy of honorary family members and close friends that are testament to his way of life and contribution to his various communities.

Memorial Services will include a viewing on Monday November 20th from 5-7 PM at the John M Taylor Funeral Home in Annapolis, followed by the Memorial at St. Andrews Methodist Church in Edgewater on Tuesday November 21st at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (

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