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Christopher M. Steele, Age 42

on Wednesday, 03 April 2019. Posted in Obituaries

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Christopher M. Steele, 42, passed away Monday, April 1, 2019 at his home. He was a chef at Bearno’s by the river and a certified sound technician. Christopher was a 1995 Providence graduate and attended University of Indianapolis. He was a talented song writer, actor and musician and played bass and guitar in numerous bands, and most recently for Bottom Sop. Christopher was born in Louisville, KY where he resided. He was raised in Jeffersonville, IN and was a lifelong catholic.

He is survived by his father Robert “Pat” Steele (Betty) of Jeffersonville, IN.; brother Andrew O. Steele (Katie McCarthy) of Jeffersonville, IN.; niece Anna Jean C. Steele; nephew John X. Steele.

He was preceded in death by his mother Jean M. Steele; grandparents Anna M. Steele, William R. Steele, Edward J. Koch, Sr., and Emma J. Koch.

Funeral mass will be held Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church and a reception will be held following mass at St. Augustine’s Parish Hall for all family and friends that wish to attend. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. at E.M. Coots’ Sons Funeral Home. Private burial will be held at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Comments (3)

  • Laura Basham

    03 April 2019 at 12:35 |
    My thoughts and prayers are with you guys during this difficult time.


  • Mike

    03 April 2019 at 18:31 |
    The worlds a colder lonlier place, and one of the worlds coolest, funniest and craziest best friends is gone, he was an unknown superstar, in personality and musical originality. In short, a lyrical mastermind and all around genius character. ... our bro had pipes and could write and sing in mind blowing depth and style imo, and in near ANY genre brilliantly. His words were of the highest order of intellect and harbored a levity few could fathom.. he was a world changer in waiting. Talented beyond just music, his particular signature genius was always interesting and uniquely chris to be around.. Truly a brother from another mother. Too much to say about him to even begin to present a glimpse of the individual he was...RIP BRO.. always there and always open to his friends. He was mh besf friend, and i struggled for years trying to encourage him to "pull up" and throttle back to change his habits.
    I loved Christopher Steele like my own real brother Kevin, we were kindred souls in thought and art, my deepest sympathy and condolences go out to his brother and father who i met on a few occassions. We are all at such a great loss of such a unique, loving, inspiring individual, friend and family member. I sincerely regret having to state this, but i feel highly offended that NAMI is mentioned in Chris's obituary. Chris suffered from uncontrollable addiction that may have characteristics of mental illness while on substances, but i feel like the mention of mental illness insinuates he wasnt of a sound mind genetically, and nothing could bd further from the truth. He was brilliant, razor sharp and a trulh beautiful and healthy person at his core. Chris couldng let go of thd pain of losing his mother, equally close to his father, as he had told me of throughout the years, he never got over losing his mother. Chris was the one person who actually truly consoled md when i lost my father, and i tried and tried to recipriocate as best i could. Im sorry to say this, but i have to, i feel that the NAMI refference should be removed from his obituary asap. We all have vices and problems.. chris wasnt handicapped other than a physical addiction ttendancy toward substance abuse. I apologize fof being so bold, but i assure you my heart is in the right place znd this may upset others who knew him well. Thanks, peace love and happiness, may our mourning periods be bridf, but the celebration of who he was and what he meant to us echo for eternity in fond loving memory and laughter. Sincerely , Michael, ps feel free to leave my statement as is or edit out my request about NAMI. THANKS


  • Sheila Stocksdale

    04 April 2019 at 12:30 |
    Pat, I am so sorry for your loss. Chris was a fine young man. Chuck and I thought a lot of him. I hope he and Chuck have reunited in Heaven. God bless, Sheila Stocksdale


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