DANIEL W STEINER, 69, of Portsmouth, Virginia passed away on March 15, 2020 peacefully at his home. He was a life long resident of Portsmouth. He was preceded by his parents, Theodore R Steiner and Roberta Cohen Steiner. He was survived by his sister, Judith S Wagner of Virginia Beach, Va, his brother, Michael Steiner of Norfolk, Va, a niece, Tracie Ransone, nephews, Bryan Wagner, Adam Steiner and Aaron Steiner as well as 8 great nieces and nephews and a multitude of cousins.
He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and went on to attend Old Dominion University. He was a lifelong staunch protector of the environment. Some of his most important accomplishments were with ECOS, which was the flagship recycling program in Tidewater. He operated it for many years. He was also a member of the local citizen group that successfully fought against the oil refinery proposed for the Chesapeake Bay, off the coast of Virginia back in the 1960’s.
Danny was an entrepreneur and a downtown Portsmouth business owner like his father before him. He owned and operated THE HEARTHSTONE, which was a retail business and chimney sweeping service for a number of years. Later in life, he retired from the Portsmouth Public School System after serving for 10 years as a substitute teacher schedule coordinator.
Danny touched a lot of people’s lives. He loved to help people with their problems, and was always willing to help his friends when he could. He was a good man with a kind, generous, and loving nature. He was a lifelong dreamer, and a faithful friend. He will be missed by many.
I would personally like to thank his wonderful friends and neighbors for all of their help, support, information and most of all for checking up on your friend and for keeping an eye on the house for me (Adelina and Travis). A special THANK YOU to Karen Perreault, Jazmine Ocanas and Holly Smith-West for all of your help in putting together the pieces of Danny’s life. I would also like to thank Ed and Cindy Weiss for being such good friends over the years. We are most thankful for you all loving and caring about Danny and being a special part of his journey. At this unusual time in our history, Angie Todd with Altmeyer’s has been a God send, and I deeply appreciate everything she has done to make this easier on our family.