MASSENA -- Steven N. Blais, age 67, passed away early Tuesday morning, May 16, 2017, at Massena Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Friends and family are welcome to call at the Phillips Memorial Home, Massena Sunday May 21, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until the time of services at 3:00 p.m., officiated by Father Matthew Jones.
Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.
The AMVETS and American Legion Post #79 joint service is to be held promptly at 1:00 P.M.
As per the family’s request in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be shared with the Potsdam Booster Club; P.O. Box 806 Potsdam, NY 13676 or Northern Lights Health Care; 91 Main Street, Canton, NY 13617.
Steven was born to the late Norman and Margaret (Jacobs) Blais on April 29, 1950 in Massena. He attended Massena schools and graduated from Massena High School in 1968. He married Sheila Michaud on August 29, 1970 at Sacred Heart Church with Father Billmeyer presiding.
He later attended Canton ATC and was soon employed with Reynolds Metals which he retired from after 32 years of service. Steven was still driven to work and help people. Shortly after his retirement, he began to work at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino as a security guard, where he worked part time and enjoyed the comradery he encountered.
Steven enjoyed traveling to Florida and the times spent camping with friends and family. Steven was also a “ham radio” enthusiast obtaining his first license at the young age of 16. He was a member of the Massena Moose Lodge, American Legion Post #79, and the AMVETS Post #4.
He is survived by his wife, Sheila, of 47 years; a daughter, Amy and husband Thomas W. McCabe of Potsdam; two grandchildren, Paige Erin and Thomas H. McCabe; siblings Nancy (Ken) Scholl of Clermont, FL and Norma-Jean (Richard) Von Hagn of Elmira; and several nieces and nephews.
Steven was predeceased by his parents; and a son, Bradley James in 1973.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family by visiting www.PhillipsMemorial.com