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P.R. "Dick" Steinke

February 18, 1926 ~ August 26, 2021 (age 95)

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P. R. “Dick” Steinke, age 95, of Orlando, Florida, formerly from Mars, passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021.

Born in Gibsonia, PA on February 18, 1926, he was the son of the late John and Fannie Shearer Steinke.

Percy had worked at Playtime Equipment in Mars and later did construction work in Florida.

He had served in the United States Navy on the U.S.S. Langley CVL-27 during W.W. II.  He had received nine metals for the battles he participated in during his four years of service.

Surviving are two daughters, Sharen Fischer, and Kathy Borland (Scott), his grandchildren, Nikole Bovee (Randy) and James Borland (Karen), his great grandsons, J.T. Borland, Nicholas Bovee, Colin and Caleb Borland; great granddaughters, Rebekka Bovee, and Alyssa Lorah. Also survived by his sisters-in-law, Helen Jean Dunbar and Shirley Abt (John) and many nieces and nephews

Percy is preceded in death by his wife, Irene May Steinke, who he married on February 21, 1947 and who died on January 28, 2013. Percy achieved his goal of being the longest living member of his family, having been preceded in death by his thirteen brothers and sisters.

He was buried with Military Honors at the Florida National Cemetery in  Bushnell, Florida. In lieu of flowers the family request that you donate to the Western Pennsylvania Wounded Warrior Project ( or to the Mars V.F.W. Post 7505, 331 Mars-Valencia Rd. Mars, PA 16046. Condolences are available at


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