Steven E. Donner, 45, of Rochester, NY, formerly of Busti, NY passed away unexpectedly of natural causes (Heart) on April 12, 2021. He was born on December 12, 1975 in Jamestown, NY, the son of Paul and Marsha Donner.
Steven grew up in Busti and graduated from Southwestern Central School in 1994 and RIT 1998. After Graduating from RIT, he remained in the Rochester Area working for Harris Insights and Analytics. Steven was gifted in many areas. He was a poet, a songwriter, an artist, an illustrator, and a writer of short stories, children’s books and short plays. Several of his plays were performed at the Geneva Theater. He was also a leader of Finger Lakes Writers For Literacy Group. He was an active member of his local church (Bethlehem Lutheran Church) and his passing is a huge loss to both his family and his community that he served for most of his adult life. His prolific collection of works both published and unpublished survive him and will be cherished by his family and community for many years to come.
Besides his parents, he is survived by 3 sisters: Tammy (Tom) Woodruff, of Lakewood, NY, Tiffany (Jamie) Barton, of Jamestown, NY, and Tasha (Patrick) Ecklund, of Hampstead, NC and many nieces and nephews.
A private service will be held at a later date and interment will be in the Busti Cemetery. Memorial Contributions can be made to The Geneva Theatre Guild, P.O. Box 424, Geneva, NY, 14456 or a Charity of your choice.