Stephen Hirsch, better known as Steve, passed away on May 24 at Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach, Fla. following complications from heart surgery.
After retiring from a long successful career with Equitable Life Insurance he enjoyed volunteering at Pemaquid Lighthouse, Darling Marine Center, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Indian River Medical Center and as a teacher’s assistant for fourth graders in Fellsmere, Fla.
Steve split his time between Vero Beach, Fla. and Damariscotta and truly loved both communities. He enjoyed all sports. Tennis, golf and fishing with his family at his home on Biscay Pond topped his list.
He is survived by his much-loved family, his wife of 59 years, Claire Hirsch; daughter, Debbie Danielson and husband Larry; son, Rick Hirsch and wife Jean Kerrigan; and grandchildren, Kyle Hirsch, and Jordyn and Karli Danielson.
Contributions may be made in his memory to Karl’s Kids, an organization that helps youth in Lincoln County with sports-related expenses that might otherwise prevent them from participating in athletics. Donations may be made in Steve’s name to Karl’s Kids, P.O. Box 565, Damariscotta, ME 04543, or one can donate online at KarlsKids.org/donate. If donating online, please share your email address so that the family can recognize your kind donation.