Richard T. Steiner

Steiner, Richard T. "Rick" 68, passed away peacefully on Friday February 15th at Steere House in Providence. For those that knew him, he will always be remembered for his infectious smile and personality.

He was born on November 15, 1950 in Springfield, Massachusetts to Ruth Stecker (Spear) and the late Franklin Steiner. Rick lived primarily in Cranston, Rhode Island with his family.

He graduated from Roger Williams University with a Bachelor of Science degree, and had a successful career in sales. He was a member of the Navy US National Reserves. Rick could always be found supporting his children at their events such as choir and sports. Additionally, Rick was involved in the community as a coach and Judo instructor. He will be remembered for spending time outside, listening to classic rock while working on his cars, meticulously manicuring his lawn, and walking the neighborhood while enjoying a cigar.

Family was of utmost importance to Rick, and the moments he enjoyed most were those spent with them. Whether it was over-looking the ocean by the beach house or watching his grandchildren play, he loved every moment. His smile and love for life, created an imprint on the hearts of so many, all of whom are grateful for having had him in their lives.

Besides his mother, Richard is survived by his children Dawn Parker, Heidi Bernard, Joel Steiner and his wife Dana, beloved grandchildren; Jonathan, Sarah, Madison, James, and Shane and his brother Gary Steiner. He was the former husband of Susan Tingley, brother of the late David Steiner and former father in law of Steven Bernard and the late William Parker.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday February 19th from 4:00-6:00pm. A Private Family Service will be held following the visitation.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to movement disorders research at The Lifespan Foundation at

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Charlie Strunck - 02/16/2019

Joel, I am very sorry to hear about your Dad. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Scott and Camille Goodby - 02/16/2019

We are so saddened to hear about your loss. Dedicated Fathers are a special breed. He will be missed. Also, being from RI it is disheartening to lose another one from Little Rhode. Our prayers are with you.

Kristen Karpinski - 02/16/2019

I give my condolences to you and your family. I will miss his smile and cleaning for him. He was great man and very kind and sweet.

Audra (Tellier) Lavoie - 02/16/2019

My condolences to the entire family... Rick's laughter and joy was truly infectious and his smile would light up a room. He will always be remembered fondly. Sending love.

Ralph Cacchiotti - 02/16/2019

I’m sorry for your loss he was a wonderful man . Had a lot of good times

Bill & Patty Hughes - 02/16/2019

Joel, we are so sorry to hear about your father. Our sincere condolences for your loss.

Joanne Maslen - 02/16/2019

Your Dad was a great guy! I am glad we were in his life and your families. Our deepest sympathy.
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Beverly Sardelli-Fernandes - 02/16/2019

I'm so sorry to hear of your father's loss. May he rest in peace.

Kevin and Donna Egan - 02/16/2019

Our deepest sympathies to your family from Auntie Donna, Uncle Kevin and your cousins Matt, Kyla and Lauren.

Candace Helmstetter - 02/16/2019

Joel: I’m so sorry to hear of you fathers passing. I never met him, but if you are a reflection of the person he was, he must have been a great person. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Joe and Ellen-Louise Naser - 02/17/2019

It is so difficult to lose a parent. Our sympathy to you and Dana.

Marc - 02/17/2019

Rick was and always will be a Cranston legend. Always enjoyed smoking cigars and laughing with him.

The Pappas Family - 02/17/2019

Sorry for your loss. Your guys are in our thoughts .

Rick and Lynne Breed - 02/17/2019

We are sending big hugs to each of you, Joel, Dana, Madison and Shane and we are so very sorry to hear about the passing of your father and grandfather.

The Vazquez Family - 02/17/2019

Dawn & Family, We’re so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this difficult time. God bless 🙏

Grace Medeiros & Family - 02/17/2019

Dawn & Family, So sorry for your loss. Sad to hear this. You’re in our thoughts.

Allison Barocas - 02/18/2019

Joel, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Lorena Chambers - 02/18/2019

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Thinking of you during this difficult time. May you all find comfort in recalling all the wonderful memories.

Major Griffey - 02/18/2019

I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your father. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers as you are faced with this difficult time. Hang in there and we are all here for you.

Laura LaBella - 02/18/2019

Joel, I am so very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Claudia Sena - 02/18/2019

Joel, thinking of you, wishing you hope in the midst of sadness. Let his memories provide you with comfort.

Rick and Danielle Genett - 02/18/2019

Joel, we are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Dan Campagna - 02/18/2019

I'm sure you will have fond memories. My Father was my best friend and we had a lot of great laughs together. Your father
will always be in your heart..

Amanda Fernandes - 02/19/2019

I am so sorry for your loss. He was truly an amazing man, always joking and making everyone smile. I have many great childhood memories of all of us. He will always have a special place in my heart.

Nicky Muzrim - 02/19/2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May many happy and loving memories of your Dad offer you comfort as he will forever remain in the hearts of all those he touched.

David DeBaie and Joey Nichol - 02/19/2019

Dear Joel, Dana, and the kids,

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father and /or grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Richard Parker - 02/19/2019

My deepest condolences to all of Rick's family and friends.

Tom Falcone - 02/27/2019

My deepest condolences to the Steiner family on Rick's passing. He was a kind, friendly, intelligent man with an infectious smile. May He Rest in Peace.

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