MEXICO -- Steven Hale, 62, of Mexico, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 29, 2011 at his residence.
He was born in Berlin, NH on Sept. 25, 1948, the son of Norman and Dorothy Hale of West Bethel.
Steven attended Bethel schools and graduated from Gould Academy. He attended Bentley College and then Northeastern University in Boston, where he received his bachelor's degree in Business Management.
Residing in Boston for most of his life, he worked for a tire company as a wholesale distributor. Later, he was involved in the finance area before returning to Maine.
He was currently employed by Community Concepts, where he drove patients to and from their appointments, a job he accomplished quite well, because of his love of helping and caring for people.
His other passions were cooking for his friends, especially Paul and Joannie McKenzie of Acton, MA, who nicknamed him Harvey.
Steven was a member of the Le Paresseux Club, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and he was an active member of AA, where his special friends were there to always give him a helping hand, including David McKenna and Geri Viger of Rumford, and Patti Lavorgna of Delta Junction, AK.
He is survived by his sister-in-law, Arlynn Hale of West Bethel; Amy Hale and son, Brandon of Boston, MA, Mindy Evans and husband, Mike, and daughters, Hannah and Katelynn of Bethel; special companion, Gloria Barnett and her family of Rumford; and friends, John and Carolyn Perry, and Mike and Sharon Madore of Rumford.
He was predeceased by his parents; and a brother, David.