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Beloved Howell firefighter passes away after cancer battle

The local first responder community is grieving after the passing of a longtime area firefighter.

Steve Moor of Brighton died after a battle with pancreatic cancer that began with a diagnosis in August of 2021. For 6 months, Moor underwent chemotherapy and then surgery to remove the tumor.

After several months of testing, his cancer was gone. However, it returned in August of 2022, and he learned it was terminal.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, his wife Nikki grieved his loss.

“I don’t even have the words to express the pain and heartbreak I’m feeling,” she posted. “My love, my one and only, my everything has gained his wings and become my guardian angel… I’m grateful he’s no longer suffering, seeing him like that was unbearable but I don’t know what I’m going to do without him. I love you always Steve.”

Nikki and Steve Moor

A 1981 graduate of Brighton High School, Moor joined the Brighton Fire Department as a junior firefighter in 1977 and remained in the fire service for the rest of his life. After decades with the Brighton Fire Department, Moor joined the Howell Fire Authority, where he was promoted to Lieutenant in September.

Moor also worked in the funeral service, spending 38 years with Keehn Funeral Home in Brighton before joining Howell’s MacDonald’s Funeral Home in January 2021.

Moor is survived by his wife Nikki, children Erica, Erin, Elise, Erik and Heather, stepdaughter Faith and two grandchildren Wyatt and Colson.

Service details have yet to be announced.

However, a GoFundMe has been set up to help his family with medical expenses. That can be accessed by CLICKING HERE.

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