Steve O. Belarde, 70, passed away peacefully on Feb. 19, 2015, surrounded by family.
Although his final moments were at Providence Alaska Medical Center, he had spent his last week at his home enjoying the company of his two children and his beloved four-legged companion, Bosco.
Steve was born on Aug. 30, 1944, in Trinidad, Colo. After graduating high school, Steve served his country in the National Guard for four years. In 1964, he married Gloria and together they had two children, Barbara and Brian. In 1970, Steve brought his family to Alaska, where many of his relatives had also decided to call home. He worked for John Wayne Construction until he founded his own business, Belarde Concrete Company. Always the Boss, Steve owned his company until his semi-retirement in 1999. He then spent his time doing contract jobs, but more importantly he always went above and beyond in helping family and friends out of the kindness of his heart.
Steve is reunited in heaven with his parents, Steve and Nora; wife, Frankie Jean; and brothers, Bernard, Mark, Lawrence and Thomas, and so many other loved ones.
Steve is survived by his daughter, Barbara and husband, Tim Grace; son, Brian Belarde and wife, Sandra and two grandchildren, Christian and Nicolas; siblings, Eva, Carol, Anna, Beverly, Kathy, Marty, Nora, Angie, Fred and David; plus extended family members too numerous to list here.
Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at Holy Cross Parish, 2627 Lore Road. After the service, there will be a military procession to JBER for a final ceremony with honors. A celebration of life will be 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at the AMVETS Post 49, 9191 Old Seward Highway. The family invites all who knew and loved Steve to come and share remembrances.
His family and friends will miss his charming presence. He made friends wherever he went and always had time to lend a helping hand. Hardworking and strong, he cared deeply for his family and always had a smile and a laugh for all who knew him.
Arrangements by Cremation Society of Alaska, www.alaskacremation.com.
7216 Lake Otis Parkway Anchorage, AK 99507
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