Stuart, FL — Jon Everett Steinberg, 68, passed away peacefully at Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart, Fla., just a few blocks from his winter home, on September 11, 2013. His partner of 34 years, Steven Orlando, was by his side.
Jon was born in Gloucester, the son of Charles W. Steinberg and Anna Haskell (Lane) Steinberg. He was predeceased by his sister, Susan, who died at an early age. He was raised in Gloucester and after graduating from Gloucester High, class of ’62, Jon attended several colleges, universities and institutes. He attended The School of Practical Art in Boston, The Art Institute of Boston, The University of Mass., Tufts University and The Chicago Institute in San Francisco. He also was the Gallery Coordinator for Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass.
There was a time when he ran the Everett T. Lane family paint business. Jon established Grange Antiques in the old Riverdale Grange Hall, a business he ran for 15 years. He was the co-owner of The Grange Gourmet, opened in 1985, which he and Steven ran with great success for 21 years.
After Jon and Steve retired, Jon devoted most of his time, when not designing and overseeing the construction of their Maine residence, to artistic endeavors; painting beautiful pastels, pencil sketches and abstracts. Many of these works are coveted by and hanging in the homes of Jon’s friends.
Jon enjoyed nothing more than spending quality time with his friends, enjoying well-prepared cuisine, fine wines and the freedom one finds in retirement, allowing him to be in Florida in the winter, and Maine in the summer. He will be sorely missed by all of his friends, and all those whose lives he touched, either through his businesses, his artwork, or his quiet, unassuming, gentle demeanor.
He is survived by his life partner, Steven Orlando.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial tribute and gathering will be held for Jon in Gloucester, at a date to be determined.