Obituary: Allen Stevenson II |

Obituary: Allen Stevenson II

Robb Stevenson

Allen Robb Stevenson II lost his third time battle with cancer on April 14, 2020 in Melbourne, Florida. He was 67. He was born in Williamsport, PA but moved to Painted Post, NY and grew up there. His love of athletics, fitness and the outdoors started early and remained his passions for his entire life. Robb received his appointment to the United States Naval Academy in 1971 and graduated in 1975. He was a proud member of the 20th Company at the Naval Academy. His service selection was naval aviation, but his first battle with cancer would change his course. He was honorably discharged from the Navy, and began a long career at Ford Motor Company until early retirement was offered in 2006. He and his wife Cayte moved to Steamboat Springs, CO, where he began his dream job as a Steamboat Ambassador for the Steamboat Ski Corporation. For thirteen years Robb lead hikes during the summers and ski excursions during the winters. He was also the runner up employee of the year in 2009. Robb was preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Dorothy Stevenson, and his first wife Leeann Stevenson. Robb is survived by his wife Cayte of Steamboat Springs, CO; son Justin (Debbie) Stevenson of Rochester Hills, MI; daughter Kristin (Eric) Stevenson of Centennial, CO; daughter Lauren (Phil) Allen of Omaha, NE; step-daughter Maggie (Matt) Fess of Steamboat Springs, CO; and step-son Mac Stilec of Fort Collins, CO. He was a very proud Pappy to Leena, Roman, Eslynn, Lila, Henlee, Charlie, Harrison, Milo and Juniper. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. And of course his most beloved Bernese Mountain dog, Finn. Robb lived his life with gratitude and courage. He never complained when cancer reoccurred in July 2019. He fought it with all he had. In the last few months of his life, when he required supplemental oxygen, he wore it in a backpack so that he could have his freedom to move about and enjoy his life. He was a man who loved his country and what the American Flag stands for. Just as important, he will be remembered as a loving and loyal husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend to so many people. His family wishes to extend special thanks to the staff at the Jan Bishop Cancer Center at UC Health Yampa Valley. Robb’s classic toast: May you always have fair winds and following seas. A celebration of life will be held at a later time.

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