OBITUARY: Steve Harper, 68, of Palm Bay, Passed Away Unexpectedly February 18
By Space Coast Daily // February 24, 2020
He was a 30-year resident in Palm Bay
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Steve Harper was born on February 12, 1952 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Steve passed away very unexpectedly on February 18, 2020 at Holmes Regional Hospital due to post-surgery complications.
He is survived by his son, Ryan, his daughter Lindsay, his niece Kaitlyn Wolf and her family, and his sister Betsy Cook and her family, and his brother-in-law Carl Flowers and his family.
Steve was predeceased by his parents Nancy and Lt. Colonel Harvey Harper Jr., his wife Cathy Faye Harper; and his sister Susan Poe. Steve served four years in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.
He was a 30-year resident in Palm Bay. Steve had a very long and successful career in engineering, operations, and quality positions at Rockwell Collins, DRS, and Harris.
Retiring from Harris just last year, Steve started to explore the world including trips to Portugal and Mexico as he really had a beautiful perspective on life.
In addition to his passion for his family and his career, Steve was an avid musician who played guitar and bass, but mostly played, due to his life-long passion for music and his joy in entertaining people.
Memorials preferred to the family.
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