John E. Steele, of Arlington. Born June 5, 1917; died on Oct. 5, 2013.
Beloved husband of the late Ailie (Saari) Steele. Loving father of eight children: Paul of San Jose, Calif., Susan Smith and husband Everett of Franklin, Stephen and wife Janet of Chelmsford, Robert of Watertown, Kenneth and wife Ann Marie of Reading, James and wife Jody of Burlington, Mary Jean Jones and husband Brad of Utica, N.Y. and Diana Steele and husband Doug Matzner of Champaign, Ill. Also survived by 15 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Brother of the late Michael Semanchik and wife Norma of Indiana and the late Marion Smith of Indiana and the late George Semanchik of Indiana.
Pioneer and leader in the field of college career planning, recruitment and employment.
Funeral from the DeVito-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 1145 Mass. Ave., ARLINGTON, Thursday morning at 8 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at 9 a.m. in St. Camillus Church. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Visiting at the funeral home on Wednesday 4-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John's memory to: Boston College Career Center, Southwell Hall, 38 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467. For directions or to send a condolence, visit devitofuneralhomes.com.