Steven Victor Callow, 46: Skilled craftsman and proud outdoorsman

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PEAKS ISLAND — Steven Victor Callow, 46, of Peaks Island, died unexpectedly on Jan. 18.

Callow was born Oct. 22, 1965, in South Weymouth, Mass. to Richard and Martha Callow. On Jan. 1, 1970, the family moved to Peaks Island, where he grew up and attended Bracket Memorial Church Peaks Island School. He graduated from Portland High School in 1984.

He was a skilled craftsman, and exceled in carpentry, furniture making and auto-body repair. For more than 20 years he worked at Harbour Auto Body in Portland. He also put his talents to work building and remodeling numerous homes on Peaks Island.

Callow greatly enjoyed the outdoors and spent much of his time camping, boating, fishing and hunting. Each fall, he spent all his time in the woods, scoping and tracking the largest deer possible. No surprisingly, he was a proud member of the Big Bucks Club.

He found great joy spending time with close friends and family and always had a smile on his face, effortlessly spreading that smile to those around him with his quick wit and charisma.

Callow is survived by his parents Richard and Martha Callow; daughters Danielle Callow and her fiance, Kieth Ivers, of Peaks Island and Meaghan Kennie of Westbrook; son William Tyler Callow of Old Orchard Beach; brothers Richard Callow Jr. and his wife, Nancy, of Peaks Island, Michael Callow and his wife, Anne-Marie, of South Portland, Samuel Callow of Peaks Island and Christopher Callow of Peaks Island; sisters Robyn Callow of Peaks Island, Patricia Bernheim and her husband ,Robert, of China, Pamela Wood and her companion, Robert Gombar, of Scarborough and Jennifer Feeney and her husband, Joseph, of Scarborough; grandchildren Lydia and soon-to-be-born Pheonix Ivers; nieces Sarah, Rebekkah, Lilja, Taylor, Michelle, Kiley, Lily and Gabriell; Ernest Callow and Danyelle of Maine; and his aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

A celebration of Callow’s life took place Jan. 28 at Independent Death Care, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland.  In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the American Cancer Society, New England Division, Inc., 1 Main St., Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086.

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