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Stephen Bergh 05/06/2016

Stephen S. Bergh, Orinda, CA resident age 67 died from leukemia during hospice care at home with his wife, Marcia Robbins, on May 6. Steve was a pioneer in the development of materials management in the oil and gas industry from 1979-2014, when he retired from Bechtel as a Senior Engineer III, grade 27. Although most of his work building refineries and power plants took place in a high rise office building, he looked forward to being paid to travel to London & Belgium, Japan, Malaysia, Korea, France & Spain, usually with his wife. Some of his favorite projects were in St Croix with Litwin Engineers, London & Belgium with Kellogg Brown & Root, Mitsubishi Power Systems in MS. with Deltak, and Motiva in Port Arthur, TX with Bechtel. Having experienced construction jobs in his youth, Steve learned to build houses and could fix just about anything. He joined the National Guard at 17, volunteered for Viet Nam but was sent to Korea as a jet mechanic in the Air Force where he served on a crash recovery team and also became an artist when off duty. His art work is treasured by his family. Steve enjoyed motorhome travel in their 40’ GulfStream travelling from coast to coast. Later in life he enjoyed cruising to Alaska, the Panama Canal & Tahiti. His favorite destination was Maui. Steve was a highly evolved, spiritual man who led a meaningful, loving life. He liked to give credit to others rather than himself. He was generous, ethical, and non-judgmental. Steve was predeceased by his parents, Catherine Kendall Bergh and Robert L. Bergh, Sr. Steve is survived by his brother, Robert L. Bergh and wife, Doreen, his wife Marcia Mann Robbins, daughter, Lisa Green, son Stephen Bergh, Jr., daughter Ashley Hewitt, son Tyler Bergh, stepsons Van Robbins, III, & Dike (Jack) Robbins, stepdaughter Dee Robbins Sitton her husband, Greg Sitton, and grandchildren Ellie & Tessa Green, Trenton & Payton Hewitt, and Buck Sitton. Burial service with military honors in Pine Glen Cemetery, Prescott, WI. Memorial contributions may be made to Steve’s favorite, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 2151, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38101-2151. Arrangements were with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.

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