Ron Squire Steffey

April 1, 2020
Ron Squire Steffey

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Ron Squire Steffey, 78 of Williamsburg departed our world, April 1, 2020

Ron was born in Staunton, VA and a graduate of Bridgewater College and College Of William and Mary.  His roots led him to a love of the Blue Ridge Mountains and covered bridges of his native region. After teaching at John Lewis Junior High School in Staunton, Ron was known in the area for his NOR Publick Ordinary sandwich shops in the 1970’s making creative, award winning sandwiches.

Ron moved to Williamsburg, VA in 1986 and was an educator for Lafyette High School until his retirement, teaching U.S Government, History, Economics, and Sociology. Mr. Steffey was a well known, enthusiastic educator and has been cherished and remembered by his students and community long after his retirement.

 In addition to teaching and writing, he loved adventure, historical preservation and making an impact in the world. Many lives have been touched and mentored because of his life.

Ron is preceded in death by his father and mother, Melvin “ Bus Steffey, and Mary Francis Cline Steffey, his brother, Robert Steffey,  nephew Robert Scott Steffey and brother-in-laws ,Leon Curry and John Crawford. He is survived by his daughter,Sarah Townley Carleton Steffey. Two sisters, Carolyn Steffey Curry Crawford and Mary Sue Traxler , a sister-in- law Linda Steffey, his nephews Trey and Chris Curry and his nieces Sherry Steffey Snyder, Susanah Traxler Crowder, Kristen Traxler Rice, and Katy Traxler and cousins Gary Steffey, Patricia Steffey Copper, and  Charlotte Steffey Greenfelder.

Due to recent events, a memorial service in his honor will be held at a later date.

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  • April 06, 2020
    Paty Stevenson Binham lit a candle:
    Lit since April 6, 2020 at 4:35:28 AM

  • September 10, 2021
    Basil Guffey Jr says:
    RIP Mr Steffey great teacher of history st Shelburne Junior High late 60s and a great sandwich maker on Spring Hill Rd and Greenville Ave Go Rest High on the Mountain your work is done thanks Mr Steffey for your knowledge

  • October 07, 2020
    Sean Lawrence says:
    "I should reach back out to Mr. Steffey," I said to myself. Sadly it seems I missed that opportunity. One of my favorite teachers, he always called me "Spielberg" and told me I was "destined to do great things." I only hope that, two decades later, my accomplishments are even a fraction of enough to warrant the oddly-specific pedestal he put me on. Rest in peace, you wonderful man.

  • April 10, 2020
    Rebecca Williams says:
    Such fond memories of high school are because of you. Couple months ago, I ran into you again at the grocery store. You made everyone around you smile. Your curiosity was instilled in all of your students. You touched so many of our hearts and minds. You will be missed but never forgotten. RIP

  • April 09, 2020
    Rachel says:
    He was so understanding when my sister and I lost our grandmother. I’m so sorry for your loss, he was an amazing teacher.