Steven James Stinson

  • Wednesday January 27, 2016
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Steven James Stinson

June 12, 1948 �" September 30, 2015

Steven James Stinson, 67, of San Francisco and Washington state, died September 30, 2015 of cancer in Seattle. Steve served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and was a member and assistant adjutant of the Alexander Hamilton Post 448 of the American Legion. He predeceased his former wife, Margaret, of Seattle.

Born June 12, 1948, Steve was a graduate of Evergreen College and was close to earning his master's degree. He had various careers including being a probation officer in Washington, and later was an accomplished chef and floral designer. He was proud to have worked for the Prince of Saudi Arabia several times, and provided gratis work for the 20th anniversary of Post 448. Gardening was also one of his great pastimes.

Steve was a fixture in the leather, veterans, philanthropic, and LGBT communities of San Francisco, often seen in his signature black leather jacket. He will be missed by dear friends Tony Rocha, Sandy Langham, Myrna, Goldblatt, Mario Benfield, Keith and Gladys Bumps, and many others.

A celebration of life gathering will be held Saturday, January 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. at 440 Castro, with refreshments and a no-host bar. For more information, call (415) 867-5004.