Ron was born in Staunton, VA and a graduate of Bridgewater College and College Of William and Mary. His roots led him to a love of the Blue Ridge Mountains and covered bridges of his native region. After teaching at John Lewis Junior High School in Staunton, Ron was known in the area for his NOR Publick Ordinary sandwich shops in the 1970’s making creative, award winning sandwiches.
Ron moved to Williamsburg, VA in 1986 and was an educator for Lafyette High School until his retirement, teaching U.S Government, History, Economics, and Sociology. Mr. Steffey was a well known, enthusiastic educator and has been cherished and remembered by his students and community long after his retirement.
In addition to teaching and writing, he loved adventure, historical preservation and making an impact in the world. Many lives have been touched and mentored because of his life.
Ron is preceded in death by his father and mother, Melvin “ Bus Steffey, and Mary Francis Cline Steffey, his brother, Robert Steffey, nephew Robert Scott Steffey and brother-in-laws ,Leon Curry and John Crawford. He is survived by his daughter,Sarah Townley Carleton Steffey. Two sisters, Carolyn Steffey Curry Crawford and Mary Sue Traxler , a sister-in- law Linda Steffey, his nephews Trey and Chris Curry and his nieces Sherry Steffey Snyder, Susanah Traxler Crowder, Kristen Traxler Rice, and Katy Traxler and cousins Gary Steffey, Patricia Steffey Copper, and Charlotte Steffey Greenfelder.
Due to recent events, a memorial service in his honor will be held at a later date.