In Memory of




Obituary for Robert Gerald Steffens

Robert G. Steffens, 86, of 4 Waterboro Rd., Alfred, Maine, died on February 21, 2023. He was born January 7, 1937 in Blackfoot, Idaho. Son of Peter H. and Harriet M. Steffens. Brother to Peter, John, Harriet, and Richard.

He spent his childhood through high-school living in a small cabin with his siblings, graduating from Blackfoot High. He attended Chaffey College in Altoloma, California and gained a position with General Telephone. In 1956 he was drafted into the Army Reserves and served four years.

He was employed during the Iranian Crisis to help design, implement, and oversee the development of their telecommunications network. Overseeing two-hundred plus individuals work and their safety during the civil unrest.

He met Lynne Penn-Davison (owner/director Sandpoint School of the Ballet) in Sandpoint, Idaho. They were married on August 26, 1975. Adopting three children Garth Andrew Kristofer, Dane Clark Esler, and Avery Alexis Penn Steffens. Relocating to in 1982, to his at 4 Waterboro Rd., Alfred. He assisted his spouse in opening the Konservatoriet Ballet Studio and working on their historic home, while continuing his career in telephone engineering with the many telephone conglomerates to follow.

His hobbies according to him were Fishing, Hunting, Rifling, and Reading. He loved mysteries, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and NCIS like crime series. But his true pastimes were his dedication to family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Lynne, children Garth, Dane and Avery (Steffens). Step children Bobby Lee Harrington and Katrina Hardesty, as well as cousins, nieces, nephews, and their dependents. His grandchildren are Alexis A. P., Trinity C., Kailyn A. M., Kera L., Sebastian R., Andromeda L., Kylo E. R., Constantine A., Walkin S. His Step-children Bobby Lee Harington and Katrina Hardesty with her children Monte, Micah, and Marci and grandchildren Hailey, Megan, Hannah, Zane and Xander.

Private services will be held at Autumn Green funeral home, March 7, 2023. Around the end of April beginning of May there will be a memorial ceremony held at Oak Street Bistro and 4 Waterboro Rd. Alfred, Maine.

Floral tributes are welcome, as are contributions in Bob’s name to the National Arbor Foundation, or a charity of personal choice.