Steven Philip Fortier passed away June 20, 2017, after several days at the Shell Point Hope Hospice facility in Fort Myers, Fla.
Steven was born in Berlin on June 23, 1950, the son of Phil and Ce (Couhie) Fortier. He graduated from Berlin High School and the Berlin Vocational College.
After working at various resorts and restaurants in the White Mountain area of New Hampshire, he moved to Anchorage, Alaska in 1981. Steven worked as a chef in several high-end restaurants and in 1992 became general manager of the wholesale fish division of Sagaya Foods. He retired in 2014 and moved to Fort Myers to be near family.
Steven was an avid New England sports fan with a wealth of knowledge about various players. He and his brother won many Red Sox sports trivia contests sponsored by the Far From Fenway Fan Club in Anchorage. During play-off season, it was not unusual for him to be watching a Bruins hockey game on TV, while listening to a Red Sox game on the radio.
Steven is survived by his brother John Fortier and sisters Sherry Turgeon and Nancy Collins all living in Fort Myers, three nieces, four “grand” nieces and nephews and his golden retriever pals Vinnie and Wesley.
In addition to his general kindness and positive outlook towards life (except for computers), he will be remembered as being the neighborhood’s big brother to all growing up, for his French toast recipe (that he never shared), his ability to talk like Donald Duck, his preference for listening to '60s and '70s rock music and his refusal to recognize any music from the last three decades.
A private service will be held in Fort Myers and, per his request, his ashes taken to Anchorage to be scattered in several favorite places.