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Steven F. Wells

lyme deaths

Steven F. Wells

SOUTH BERWICK — Steven F. Wells, 45, of South Berwick, died suddenly on Aug. 9, 2007, at Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester after a valiant battle with lyme disease and ALS.

He was born May 14, 1962, a son of Joseph and Bernice Wells, in Warren, Ohio.

He is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Jennifer (Arambasick) Wells and their two daughters.

He graduated from Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio, with a degree in business management. He continued his studies throughout his life and earned an M.B.A. from Franklin Pierce College in 2004. For the past 10 years, he has been an executive director for the Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation (COAST). Previously he had worked in public transportation for the RTA in Dayton, Ohio; for Apple Line Transportation in Gettysburg, Pa.; at the Geauga County Transit System in Chardon, Ohio, and as the county airport manager for Geauga County, located in Middlefield, Ohio.

He was a devoted communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Dover. He enjoyed spending time with his family, snowmobiling, flying and working to restore his house.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Stephanie, 16, a student at Marshwood High School, and Alexandra, 8, who will be entering the Great Works School in South Berwick. Also, his parents, Joseph and Bernice Wells; brothers Gary Wells of Burlington, Iowa, and Mike Wells of Cortland, Ohio; sister Nancy Wheelock and her husband Bob of Parkman, Ohio; and sister Susan Wells of Northfield, Ohio; brother-in-law Christopher Arambasick of Portsmouth; mother and father-in-law Ron and JoAnn Arambasick of Garretsville, Ohio; niece Erica Wells, niece and goddaughter Amy Wheelock, nephews Matthew Wheelock and Seth Wells. Also, longtime best friend Tim Sheahan and goddaughter Emily of Gettysburg, Pa.; and uncle, Fr. Dennis Arambasick, whose spiritual support has been invaluable.

The family would like to thank the COAST board of directors and staff for their support and assistance during this difficult time.

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