Deblois — Stephen S. Torrey, 77, of Deblois, died September 30, 2016 after a courageous 7 month battle with cancer. He was born December 25, 1938, in Annapolis, Maryland to Russell and Hester (Young) Torrey.
Steve served in the US Army, stationed in France and Germany. While there, he traveled throughout Luxembourg, Belgian and The Netherlands. Steve was a proud believer in our nation’s military and was always willing to share stories of his time served, and of the extensive knowledge of military history that he researched throughout his life. He was a hard worker, working 32 years in the water works industry in Ellsworth, and was the owner/operator of Torrey Army Surplus and Torrey Fire Equipment. As a successful volunteer fireman for most of his life Steve assisted with forest fires until the age of 74. He was a proud member of the Post 8 American Legion. Taking up many interests throughout his travels, Steve was an avid reader and was very passionate about his knowledge of military genre. He enjoyed genealogy, fishing, hunting, exploring the Maine woods with his best buddy, Freya the cat.
Steve is survived by three children, Linda Torrey Hodgkins and husband Jeff, Teresa Torrey, and Russell Torrey; eleven grandchildren, Allyssa, Amber, Kimberly, Katie, Julie, Tyler, Phoenix, Lance, Josh, Bradley and Megan; along with his sister Charlotte Boyd and husband Joe. Steve was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Robert, Maurice and Bruce; and his daughter, Nancy Gale.
A graveside service will be held for family and close friends at a later date in Winter Harbor.
Contributions in his memory can be made to American Legion Post #8, Cherryfield, Maine 04622 or the ARK Animal Shelter, P O Box 276, Cherryfield 04622
Condolences may be expressed at www.acadiacremation.com