Steven Duane Oster

April 30, 1963 - November 17, 2012

Steven Duane Oster

April 30, 1963 - November 17, 2012


Steve Duane Oster, of Palmdale, CA was killed in a car accident in California on 11/17/12, the victim of a drunk driver. He was 49. He was born April 30th, 1963 in Centralia, WA to Rueben and Carol Oster.

The Osters moved to Bellingham, WA shortly after Steves birth and Steve grew up there, graduating from Sehome High School in 1982. Steve left Bellingham for Phoenix, AZ where he attended Phoenix Institute of Technology. He returned to Bellingham and with good friend Bill Forrester, formed a graffiti eradication company called Graffiti Knights. The weather in Bellingham wasnt conducive to growth in the graffiti eradication business, so Steve and Bill moved back to Phoenix to continue with the plan. Eventually other plans took over and Steve moved to Palmdale where he started working at a rapid prototyping company called Solid Concepts in Valencia, CA in 1996. Steve enjoyed showing his family the high tech facilities and sharing some of the more visible projects that Solid Concepts was involved in, which included models for commercials and movies. He also met many great friends there. In his time off, Steve enjoyed driving, working on his 1981 Porsche and working on his house and yard in Palmdale.

Steve was preceded in death by his mother Carol. Steve is survived by his father Rueben of Bellingham; brother Mike (Debby) and his two nieces Samantha and Erika of Mount Vernon, WA; half sister Sandi Andrus (Terry) of Winlock, WA and nieces Holli and Amber and their families.

Please view the memorial book for more photos and sign the online guest book to share your thoughts and memories of Steve.

There will be a Celebration of the Life of Steven D. Oster on 1/12/13 from 1-3 pm at the Hampton Inn, Bellingham Airport, Executive Room. Steve passed away on 11/17/12 in California. Family, friends and acquaintances are welcome. There will be a short graveside gathering at Greenacres Memorial Park 5700 Northwest Drive, Ferndale at 12:30. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Whatcom Hospice Foundation.

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A memorial service in Bellingham is being planned for January.

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9 responses to Steven Duane Oster

  1. Ron Owen says:

    I first met Steve in 1990 while working through my college years at a paint store in Bellingham. He instantly cast an impression of a gentle, kind-hearted person. Always willing to help out and imbued with practical perspective. He will be missed.

  2. Anne Harris says:

    Rueben, Your grief must be overwhelming. My heart is heavy for you. Steve was a very bright light for you and Carol, as well as many many others. He will continue to shine and never be forgotten. My regards to Mike and the rest of the family as well.

  3. Sandi Andrus says:

    Steve, even though we were not raised together or even spent much time together, you were my brother. The thought of what happened to you breaks my heart. The loss to Dad, Mike, Debbie and the girls will always be felt. You will forever be in my heart and I know that we will meet again in Heaven. I never told you but I love you!

  4. Mike Oster says:

    Steve, you left us way too early and in such an unfair way. I have not only lost a brother, but also a good friend. You will be missed. RIP brother.

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