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Geoffrey B Steiner

Updated: Nov 16


Geoffrey Blake Steiner “Geoff” 69 of Tampa, FL passed away on August 15th, 2022, in

Tampa with his family by his side after a long illness. Geoff was born in TX, and grew up

in St. Louis, MO with parents LeRoy and Rosemary Steiner. He attended Parkway

Central High School. Geoff joined the Navy on his 18th birthday and completed his

service as a Second-Class Petty Officer having served aboard USS Sailfish (SS – 572)

and at Naval Station Rota. A life-long Saint Louis Cardinals Fan, he enjoyed rounds of

golf, skiing slopes in the Rockies, and traveling the world with Rose, his wife of 32

years. He earned a baccalaureate degree in Spanish literature from Washington

University in Saint Louis, MO and his Juris Doctor from Cumberland School of Law in

Birmingham, AL. Relocating to the Tampa area in the 1980s, Geoff worked with the

Public Defender’s office, having been hired on-the-spot for being bilingual. He worked

for various law firms before opening his own practice in the late ‘80s. Geoff was a

litigator who fought zealously for his clients. He was a longtime member—and Past

Master—of the John Darling Masonic Lodge, and Shriners International, in Tampa, FL.

He volunteered at the Shriners’ Children’s Hospital, St. Michael’s Legal Center for

Woman Children, INC, where he was awarded recognition for his hours of service to

woman and children, and the James A. Haley VA Hospital for his fellow veterans. He

was a former member of the St. James United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by

both parents and his younger brother, Michael Steiner. Surviving him, his wife

Rosemarie Steiner, his children Alexandra (Mark) Deweerd of Land o’ Lakes, FL, Xavier

Steiner of Laguna Beach, CA, and Geoffrey Steiner Jr. of Miami, FL, his

granddaughters Victoria and Olivia Deweerd, and his sister Nancy Jones Gaglio of Lynn

Haven, FL. A memorial service will be held at Nature Coast Family Fellowship Church

on Friday, November 18th at 11 AM, officiated by Pastor Thomas Almond. A military

honors burial will be held at Bushnell National Cemetery at 2 PM that day. Memorial

donations may be mailed to John Darling Lodge at 4601 N Habana Ave, Tampa, FL

33614, or Nature Coast Family Fellowship church at 11830 Pine Forest Dr, New Port

Richey, FL 34654, or to a charity of one’s choice. The family wishes their gratitude to

Life Path Hospice.

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