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Pressley Thomas Steele

Posted By obits On December 6, 2021 @ 4:10 pm In Obituaries,Outer Banks | 2 Comments


Pressley Thomas Steele, better known as Press, passed away on December 1, 2021, at his home in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. He was predeceased by his parents Pressley T. Steele and Helen Popovich Steele. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Rosemary Iskula Steele and his brother Ronald Edward Steele of New Jersey.

Press grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated from Allegheny High School. He received a bachelor’s degree from Slippery Rock University where he played soccer and was on an All-Star baseball team with Mike Ditka. He received a master’s degree from the University of Arizona.

He started his career in education at North Allegheny School district in Pittsburgh and went on to be a college professor of biological science at Villa Maria College and an instructor of student nurses at UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Press had a passion for art and was very talented! His works include paintings, wood and metal sculptures and furniture and was admired by all.

Press and Rosie shared life’s journey together traveling around the world creating wonderful memories.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or your local animal shelter.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.


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Condolence from Tracy Bell on December 12th, 2021 9:22 am

My dear Rose, I am so heartbroken for you. Please let me know when you are up to a call or visit. Until then I will be thinking of you and Press.

Condolence from Laurie Sage on December 20th, 2021 10:06 pm

Rosie, we all loved Press and his dry wit and smile! I especially loved his art work and hearing about his latest creations.
Love and peaceful prayers out to you.
Love Laurie

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