FARMINGTON — L. Stephen “Steve” Greenleaf, 64, of Livermore Falls, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, Feb. 19, at Franklin Memorial Hospital.

He was born on Aug. 7, 1946, in Sanford, a son of Walter and Nina (Brown) Greenleaf. Steve attended grade school in several locations, ranging from Limestone to Pennsylvania. He graduated high school from Morse High School in Bath.

On April 15, 1966, he married Donna Therrien in Wiscasset. They made their home in Livermore Falls while he started his career in the paper industry. He worked as a machinist and a millwright at various mills over his 40-year career, including International Paper in Jay, Scott Paper in Waterville and Mead Paper in Rumford, later retiring from Verso Paper in Jay.

He was involved in the start of C.E.S. Ambulance in Livermore, where he also worked as an advanced EMT, and worked as an officer in the Livermore Falls Police Department. He was a member and past master of the Oriental Star Masonic Lodge No. 21 in Livermore Falls, the Knights Templar in Farmington and the Patriot Guard Riders.

His daughter, Leslie, was the highlight of his life. He was so proud of her accomplishments in the medical field and her many successes in life. He enjoyed spending time at her sporting events in rollerskating and field hockey.

His grandson, Joshua, was the light of “Pup’s” eye. Steve was his No. 1 fan and never missed a game, whether it be hockey, baseball, golf, football or basketball. Joshua wanted to learn to play golf at the age of 3 1/2 and talked his grandfather into taking lessons with him. They spent many days on the golf course together.

His son-in-law, Scott, was one of his best friends. They spent many hours attending car shows, working in the garage tinkering on anything that needed to be fixed. Scott learned many of his mechanical abilities from his beloved father-in-law, “Dad.”

His passion was time spent riding his Harley-Davidson, equipped with a sidecar that was often occupied by his co-pilot and young second cousin, Noah Greenleaf. His beloved dog, Abbie, never left his side and was truly “man’s best friend.” He was also a licensed pilot with credentials to fly with floats.

He is survived by his loving wife, Donna, of Livermore Falls; a daughter, Leslie Tainter and her husband, Scott, of Livermore Falls; a grandson, Joshua Tainter and his longtime girlfriend, Brittany Souther, of Livermore Falls; and “adopted grandsons,” Chandler White of Livermore and Stephen Souther of Livermore Falls; special friends and “daughters,” Krista White and her family of Livermore, Lisa Holt and her family of Livermore, Tammy Ferland and her family of Livermore, Melissa Barker of Livermore Falls, Heather Poulin and her family of Benton and Penny Farmer and her husband, Webster, and their children, Kayla and Wade of Jay; a sister, Pheobe Cromwell of Westport Island; brothers, Walter and Murlyn Greenleaf of Westport Island; a cousin, Frank Greenleaf and his wife, Karen and their children, Tyler Greenleaf and his wife, Ann (and their son, Noah), and Gretchen Greenleaf, all of Westport Island; a former sister-in-law, Nancy Woodhouse of Bath; and several other nieces, nephews and cousins.

Steve’s family would like to recognize and thank all of the nurses and staff of Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington and the nurses from Androscoggin Home Health for the care they gave him over the past year. They would also like to acknowledge his radiology family at Franklin Memorial. Special thanks to the Rev. Barry Trask.

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