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April Lynn Steele Bair

February 5, 1979 — January 8, 2024

Laceyville, PA

April Lynn Steele Bair, age 44, of Clapper Hill, Laceyville, PA, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2024, at St. Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem, PA, after a lingering illness.  


April was born on February 5, 1979, in Tunkhannock, PA, the youngest child of the late Richard Burton Steele Sr. and Verna Rosella Bagdonas Steele. She grew up in Tunkhannock and graduated from Tunkhannock High School a member of the class of 1998.


After high school she attended Keystone College for business administration. April started her family and they lived on Clapper Hill. She worked at various companies over her career in an administrative capacity, most recently at Arrow United.


She loved spending every ounce of her time with her family that she could. Her grandson, Colton, was her pride and joy. She enjoyed coaching the Wyalusing pee wee football cheerleading. She volunteered for a number of years with the Monroeton Rodeo. She loved kayaking, hunting, riding 4 wheeler, and was an outdoor enthusiast.


She was a member of the Franklindale Fire Company and also was a member of the Clapper Hill Garden Club. She will be greatly missed by all who know her, especially her friends and neighbors. 



Tad Bair                                                               Monroeton, PA


Austin Fassett and Leandra McNeal                    Towanda, PA



Rachael and Dawson Otis                                    New Albany, PA



Colton Fassett


Two sisters and brothers-in-law:
Linda and Stephen Garinger                                New Albany, PA

Missy and Bill Longacre                                      Harrisburg, PA


Richard B. Steele Jr.                                             Clapper Hill, Laceyville, PA


Nieces & Nephews:                                             

Felecia and Leo Kipp III                                       New Albany, PA

Stephen Garinger                                                 New Albany, PA

Matthew Steele                                                     Franklin Forks, PA

Michelle Steele                                                     Harpersville, NY


She is also survived by numerous great nieces and great nephews.


April was predeceased by her father Richard Burton Steele Sr. on April 15, 2012, and her mother Verna R. Steele on August 13, 2023.


As per April’s wishes funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.


Memorial contributions can be made in April’s name to the Monroe Hose Co., PO Box 48, Monroeton, PA 18832 or to the Monroeton Rodeo, c/o Merle Bair, PO Box 221, Monroeton, PA 18832.


Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Homer Funeral Home, 83 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA 18853

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