Steven T. Sills, 50, was suddenly called to be with the Lord on Monday, March 23, 2020.
He was born in Albion, NY to William and Brenda (Horth) Sills and has lived in this area most of his life. He attended Lyndonville School and graduated in 1987. After high school, Steven enlisted in the U.S ARMY, 82nd Airborne Division where he served in Iraq during Desert Storm. During his service he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, Army Good Conduct Medal and an Army Achievement Medal. After the Army, he went to Fordham University in NYC graduating with 2 Bachelor Degrees. He had memberships in a few Veterans’ Clubs, and was actively involved with WNY Mobile Overdose Prevention Services and Orleans-Recovery Hope Begins Here. Steven enjoyed reading, writing, gardening and being outdoors. He was also active with volunteer work, especially helping his mother with her Hospice clients. With a belief in teaching people to self-motivate and self-teach, he bought a violin and taught himself how to play it. Being a history buff, Steven traveled all over the world and developed a love of Israel. He was known for his wit, intellect, compassion, love for people and so many random acts of kindness; he left a positive impression on just about all he met.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister Laura Sills- Merkl of Medina; 2 Nieces, Jacey Sills of the Netherlands, Lexey Cornelius of Medina; Aunts and Uncles, Christine (Edward) Walczak Sr. of Albion, Eileen (Jim) Quinlivan of Northville, NY, Barrie (Cindi) Horth of Holley, Ronald "Butch" (Nancy) Horth of Waterport; several Cousins, friends and furry companion Puff.
He was predeceased by Great Grandparents George and Pheobe (Axtell) Strickland; Grandparents, Alice "Sue" Sills, Raymond Sills, Lee Horth and Arlene Horth Sipple; Uncle, Wayne Horth.
.Relatives and friends may call on Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 1PM-2PM at the Carlton United Methodist Church, 1196 Archbald Rd, Waterport, NY 14571, where a Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM. A luncheon will be held immediately after the service at the Carlton Fire Company Recreational Hall, 1853 Oak Orchard Rd, Albion, NY 14411.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Committal Service on Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Otter Creek Cemetery with full Military Honors being accorded.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion, NY 14411 or PAWS Animal Shelter, 3371 Gaines Basin Rd, Albion, NY 14411.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St. Medina, NY 14103. Please light a candle or share a memory of Steven at: www.bogantuttlefunerals.com