Steve ‘Moose’ Griffith, Rehoboth chef

July 27, 2020

Steve “Moose” Griffith passed away at the age of 58 as a result of complications from cancer.

Moose was born in Philadelphia, Pa., before moving to Delaware with his family. After graduating from Delcastle High School he worked in New Hampshire at a bed and breakfast before completing his education at the The Restaurant School in Philadelphia. He was executive chef at Feby’s Fishery where he met his wife of 27 years, Alesia. They started a family while he was employed at United Airlines. In 1999, Alesia and Moose were able to fulfill their dream of living and raising a family in the beach town of Lewes. Moose started a job with Victoria’s restaurant in Rehoboth where he had been employed for the past 20 years. He was an involved father, devoted husband, beach lover and a dedicated follower of his children’s high school sports: Cape swimming and especially Cape lacrosse. He was well loved and known throughout the communities of Rehoboth and Lewes and always had a kind word for everyone he encountered.

Moose is survived by his wife Alesia; children Danielle, Nathan and Sean; his mother Nancy; sister Tammy (Matt); and four nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family is accepting contributions to Sean’s college account for completing his degree at Flagler College. Checks can be sent to the "Sean Griffith College Fund" in care of Steve Cobb at Victoria’s Restaurant, 2 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. The family is planning a beach bonfire send-off on Dickinson Ave. in Dewey Thursday, July 30, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Details will be posted on social media. All who loved and knew Moose are welcome to attend.

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