BURLINGTON - Stephen R. Peltier, 65, passed away in Birchwood Terrace Healthcare during the late evening hours of Feb. 28, 2015, following an upper respiratory illness. Steve was born in Shawnee, Okla., on Oct. 28, 1949, to Gerald L. and Virginia R. Peltier. He graduated from Burlington High School in 1969, and, after a brief stint in the US Navy, moved back to Oklahoma for a number of years. He returned to Vermont in 1985 and worked a number of jobs around the area, his favorite being Velan Valve. Steve is survived by siblings, Michael Peltier and Catherine; Dan and Dawn Peltier, and their daughter, Kate; and Laurie Peltier and her son, Scott. Special thanks to the staff of "B" Wing at Birchwood for all their efforts to make Steve comfortable and feeling like one of their family. There will be no viewings scheduled, and a springtime burial ceremony is planned at the convenience of his family. Arrangements are by Stephen C. Gregory & Son of South Burlington.