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Steve  R. Truly

Steve R. Truly

Jun 28, 1945 - May 21, 2024

Steve R. Truly - Obituary


teve departed this life in the early morning hours at Doctors Community Hospital (Lanham, MD) in the ICU with his wife was by his side. Steve was born in Petersburg. Virginia on the 28th of June, 1945. He was preceded in death by his mother, Annie R. Harvell Logan, son Lloyd Jr. Williams, and his father, Samuel L. Truly. Steve was raised by his maternal grandmother Mary Harvell (deceased) in Petersburg, VA, his maternal aunt Gertrude Clarke (deceased) in Brooklyn, NY, finally growing up in Washington, DC with his mother. He proudly graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School (Rough Riders), in 1963. He was drafted by the U.S. Army in 1965 proudly served as a 95B/Military Police. The bulk of his service time was spent in Korea. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant. He earned an associates in computer science from Washington Technical Institute. He started at the US Department of State prior to being drafted in the mail room, but he knew he wanted to more for his life as he was placed in a chair and told to introduce himself once his supervisor woke up. He retired from State 2004 after 40 years of service, spending most of his career as a communication programmer/supervisor, he also enjoyed TDYs to work at embassies in Mexico, Bangkok, and Paris. His career culminated in helping to bring the AFGE (American Federation of Government Employees) to State and serving as an officer on the board. Steve had a heart and passion for giving to others. He wanted to guide young lives and make a positive difference. One of the highlights of his life was working with Mentors, Inc. as he saw this as an opportunity to impact lives of AfAm men. Steve enjoyed photography (including slides during that technical heyday) and took photos for friends and families at their weddings and throughout his travels. He enjoyed traveling anywhere and everywhere (6 of the 10 Canadian Provinces, France, Britain, Spain (Balearic and Canary Islands), Portugal (Madeira and Azores), Northern Africa, Gibraltar, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Bangkok, many of the Caribbean Islands (married on St. Croix), Greece, Switzerland, and Germany to include a few of his stops and the majority traveling with his wife), spending time with friends and family, skiing and making new friends with Black Ski Inc. (lifetime membership), and lastly he was a news junkie! He is survived by his devoted wife, Angela M. (Sankey) Truly. She will cherish the 30 years of memories, friendship, protection, and unwavering support. He leaves to cherish his memories 'momma Pat' Patricia Truly (Samuel; deceased), a brother Willie R. Logan, sister Germaine Truly Jones (Irving), granddaughter Charlotte Lee, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews (including nephew by marriage), In- laws, other relatives, co-workers, and friends! He would never forget to include two special nieces, Alayna M. Daugherty (Jeffrey) and Ayana M. Owen (Austin). Donations may be made to American Diabetes Association in Steves honor. Steve strongly believed in organ and tissue donations, even in his departure he was helping others. His wife received word that he has made a difference to someone with liver failure and an African American (rarity to get his brown skin) with 3rd degree burns. Please consider helping others! Please take a moment to leave your favorite memory by clicking on the memory link. The family of Steve Truly has requested NOT to purchase a memorial tree in his memory. All services will be private. Inurnment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.