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350 Genesee Street
AVON, NY 14414
Phone: 585-226-2340
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Stephen Robertson

Stephen J. "Big Dawg" Robertson

Friday, February 6th, 1959 - Thursday, January 31st, 2019
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Stephen J. Robertson

LIMA - Died suddenly in a single car accident on January 31, 2019 close to his home at age 59. He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Jean Robertson of Lima; beloved children Jaclyn Nicole (Kenneth) Machelski of Lancaster, NY, Jarred Stephen Robertson of NC; adored grandchildren Kendyl Rose, Witney Jo Nicole Machelski; sisters Valerie (Glenn) Westcott of PA, Patricia (Peter) Micciche of CA, Nancy (John) Donnellan of MA; brother Rodrick Robertson of MA; many nieces and nephews; former wife Lisa Duthoy. Steve was predeceased by his parents John and Barbara Robertson.

Stevie was a native of Pittsford and as a resident of Lima. Big Stevie’s life was an incredible journey that had him follow exciting career paths and undertake many adventures. He worked at Kodak during the golden years then truly blossomed into an Entrepreneur. His roller coaster ride started as a team member at a NASCAR enterprise where he worked trackside in the technology field. He then moved to Lima and started his own company ‘Big Dawg’ Grilling & Catering after a stint as the owner of a motorcycle shop. His award-winning recipes combined with his curbside presence and charm had him become a fixture in the Lima and Rochester community. His business was rapidly growing until his untimely passing.

But more than work, Stevie was known by thousands as a “bigger than life” personality always contributing to new endeavors. He was a volunteer fireman, emu farmer, high school football coach and part time school bus driver that all allowed him to stay in touch with the youth of his area. He built race-cars and motorcycles and his huge workshop was always filled with happy laughter from other enthusiasts and his fellow Bills fans. His time as President of the Lima Rotary was very fulfilling for him. He was a titan of a man, gifted with strength and saw many foreign lands. Steve was a Marriage Minister and he preformed 3 weddings for close friends.

Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday 2 – 4, 6 – 8 PM at the Lakeville Training Grounds, 5939 Stone Hill Road, Lakeville. Wednesday at 10 AM his Funeral Mass will be held at St. Rose Church, Lima. Private interment Oak Ridge Cemetery, Lima. The courtesy of no flowers is requested. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Lima Rotary Club, c/o Stephen Robertson Scholarship Fund, PO Box 232 Lima, NY 14485. Arrangements by O’Connell-Dougherty Funeral Home, Lima. To share a memory or send a condolence visit
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Lakeville Training Grounds
    5939 Stone Hill Road
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  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Lakeville Training Grounds
    5939 Stone Hill Road
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  • Service

    Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Rose Church
    1985 Lake Ave.
    P.O. Box 8A
    LIMA, NY 14485
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    Rev. Michael Fowler
  • Interment

    Oak Ridge Cemtery
    LIMA, NY
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    Private interment at the convenience of the family.


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Robert and Paulette Towner

Posted at 01:52pm
Absolutely devastated to hear the news about cousin Stevie. Paulette and I knew him as a fantastic person and although we didn't get to see him often, our memory of him will continue forever in our hearts.
Sincere condolences to Nancy, Pattie, Valerie and Rod.
Paulette and Robert Towner

Gary A Kozlowski

Posted at 04:13pm
Mere words could never describe the shock and disbelief when we heard of Steve's passing. 'Big Dawg' was larger than life itself, and anyone who knew him would agree. Knowing him was a true gift entailing a genuine friendship that spanned close to four decades. I will never forget and will forever be grateful and proud for the brotherly love he bestowed upon us. Please accept our deepest condolences, while hoping and praying that Jean, Jaclyn, Jarred, and the entire Robertson Family find a sense of comfort during this extremely difficult time.

Lynn Cronise

Posted at 01:56pm
We we're blessed to get to know you, Jeanne and Steve. What an incredible, warm , caring human being Steve was! He will be sorely missed. You both are loved by so many. We share this loss and hope you know you have many open arms to turn to when needed. Sending our deepest heartfelt sympathy to you and Steve's family and friends.
In loving memory,
Lynn and Del Cronise and family

Cynthia Kennedy Davies

Posted at 09:01am
Dear Valerie, Rod and Family, I was absolutely heart-broken when Marie telephoned me Friday morning with the sad news of Stephen's death. I remember, with great fondness, your visits to Nova Scotia and the many fun times at Aunt Shirley and Uncle Roddie's home in Lawrencetown. There was always lots of excitement when our American cousins came to town! Even though we haven't seen each other for a long time, family will always be cherished in our hearts. My Mom, Hazel, and Uncle Roddie will be
sure to wrap their arms around Stephen and hold him just as closely as I wish we could hold you during these difficult days. Love, Cynthia Kennedy-Davies

Cynthia Kennedy Davies

Posted at 09:00am

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