Steven Scot Cranston

Age 50, of Pine Grove, passed away on August 19, 2014. Steve was born in Concord, California, on April 26, 1964 to Mr. Joel and Nancy Cranston and was a long-time resident of Sacramento, until putting down roots in Pine Grove where he lived for the past 25 years. Steve is survived by his parents, Joel and Nancy, and his two older brothers, Jim and Rick, as well as their respected families. Steve is also survived by his loyal and loving wife, Loretta, of the past 28 years, and his daughters, Cameron, Maisah and Taylor, and his adventurous grandchildren, Levi and "Cookie" Evynlee. Steve was a technician for 34 years and was often called an integral asset to the companies he worked for by his employers and coworkers alike. While residing in Amador County, he had the pleasure of being a long-time employee at Prospect Motors and then at Robert Hahn Automotive since their doors opened.

 As a respected technician and hard worker, Steve took his job seriously but with a charming smile and a can-do attitude. He believed in a strong work ethic and stood behind the companies he believed in and respected, always aiming to do the job right. He enjoyed and cherished his camaraderie with those he worked with and had a band of brothers' attitude towards them, taking younger guys under his wing when needed.Steve was an avid hunter, biker, fisherman, boat pro, lover of the great outdoors, and an all-around jack of all trades. He took to things with the ease and grace many wish they had, and if he didn't know how to do something, he'd teach himself. Steve was a music lover and enjoyed camping, hiking and always looked forward to good Harley rides with his older brother Rick. Loved by many and hated by none, Cranston was a dedicated and loyal friend who'd quietly lend a hand and bolster you with support unbeknown to many in your hour of need. His many friendships were paramount to him and he enjoyed celebrating them. He made people feel at ease and appreciated with his generous nature and glowing sense of humor. You knew something exciting was bound to happen when in his captivating presence and under his warm smile. This adventurer and dedicated friend and family man's strength and security will be greatly missed by all. As he was the safe harbor in our storms and the laughter in our lives.