Steven Richard McNicholas was born June 21, 1940 in Klamath Falls, Ore ., to Aileen and Harry P. McNicholas. He died November 9, 2016 in Longview.
He lived most of his life in the Pacific Northwest, most recently 11 years in Cathlamet and three years in Longview.
He was predeceased by his parents; two brothers Dan and Marcus; and a sister Shannon.
Professionally he was interested in businesses related to machinery. He developed a computerized world-wide machinery locating system earning him authorship with General Electric in 1977.
He rebuilt and customized polishing and lapping machines for the semiconductor industry in the 1980s and 1990s. After retirement he served on the Cathlamet Town Council for four and a half years. He was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Survivors include his wife, Janet, of Longview; sons Matthew (Gayla), of Longview and Richard (Heather) of Vancouver; a daughter Bonnie of La Pine, Ore .; a brother, Harry (Carmen) of Mexico; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service has been held.