Steven Bruce Fosburg, 80, passed peacefully from this earthly life into the presence of our great God on Saturday, December 5, 2020. Born October 21, 1940 in West Springfield, PA, he was the son of Chester Fosburg and Frances Specht. Steve attributed much of his success and happiness in life to his loving wife of 58 years, Joan (Frank) Fosburg. After marrying in 1962, the couple moved from Pennsylvania to Gaithersburg, Maryland where Steve began his career as an illustrator and graphic designer. For many years, Steve was the owner of the Multi-Media Group in Silver Spring, Maryland where he displayed a passion and talent for creativity and design. In 2006, Steve and Joan retired to Newville, PA where he spent many happy hours exploring the back roads of rural Pennsylvania, enjoying his property, and spending time with his wife and family. Steve was a member of First United Presbyterian Church of Newville where he served as a trustee.
Steve will be remembered for maintaining his humor and sanity as the only man in a home filled with six women, his wife and five daughters, who will miss him greatly. Steve took great pride in the accomplishment of raising five daughters: Stephanie Fosburg (Laura), Stacie Chalupka (Don), Leslie Meyer (Brad), Erica Mata (Gabe), and Megan Minnick (Kevin). Among Steve’s greatest joys were his 16 grandchildren: Alex, Zak (Petra), Caroline, and Maria Chalupka; Ty, Avery, and Regan Plate; Kaelyn, Reese, Braden, Addy, and Isabela Mata: Hailey, Owen, Ryan, and Ashlynn Minnick; and one great-granddaughter, Haven Chalupka. Steve’s grandchildren will affectionately remember “Pop” as a respectful, calm, and kind man who encouraged creativity, who took them on outings to the park and for treats at 7-Eleven, and for big bowls of ice cream and even bigger hugs. His grandchildren will remember the many hours spent outside with Pop taking tractor slide rides, playing in his creek, fishing, and swinging. His grandchildren will remember Pop’s well-used quotes such as “Is that right?” and singing “On the Road Again” on car rides to school. Whether sharing and listening to music together, playing computer games, or sharing stories from the past, Pop had a special way of connecting with each of his grandchildren. Steve is also survived by his brother Denny Fosburg of Conneaut, Ohio and one sister-in-law, Karen Frank (Abby) of Rockville, MD who he loved as a sister.
A celebration of Steve’s life will be planned at a later date when family and friends can gather safely. Egger Funeral Home of Newville is in charge of arrangements.
In honor of Steve’s commitment as a loving caregiver, memorial contributions can be made in his name to Alzheimer’s Association at http://act.alz.org/goto/Steve_Fosburg
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