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Personal note from Steve's Family and the business, Sole Survivor Leather
Thank you for coming out and sharing in our joyful time of remembering and honoring Steve's life. Steve's eldest daughter Sarah put together a beautiful tribute that we would like to share.
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We look forward to your visits at the store and will have the guest/memory book from the weekend in the store for anyone who wants to sign and/or share.
Thank you for your continued support of Sole Survivor. Our hours will be slightly reduced for a period of time as we settle in and adjust. Please note our new hours below.
Sole Survivor Staff and Family: Kay Rye (wife) and Annie (daughter) & Sam (apprentice)
Children & Grands: Sarah Rye Bliss and Tim Bliss, Astrid, Mirasol and Stoddard Bliss. Jesse Rye and Minnie Poole Rye and Lucas Rye
Siblings Susan Rye Mendenhall (John Mendenhall) and Scott Rye (Dee)
Last but not least, Steve's parents: Jack & Elaine Rye who are both still living and like Steve, lively and energetic!
Steven D. Rye, 70, of Fairview Heights, IL, born Saturday, November 22, 1952, in Wood River, IL, passed away Monday, March 27, 2023 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.
Steve started his work as a leather artisan in 1968. At that time, he knew it would be his life's work. He was a treasured member of the Maplewood, MO business community. Everyone who knew him called him friend.
Steve was energetic and full of life. …
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