Steve passed away at home in Squirrel Valley in the early hours of May 10 in his wife’s arms. Steve leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Sallie Ann (Girardin) Corn; his two sons, Christopher John Corn (Kellie Sturm) and John Hardy Corn (Megan Fox); and Chris’s daughter, Brooke Ann Corn.
Born in Torrance, Calif., on November 26, Steve was the middle child of John Anthony and Eunice Keiser Corn. Steve also leaves behind his mother Eunice Corn, 97 years old, a longtime resident of Squirrel Valley; Steve’s two sisters, Sandra Jeanne Givens of Arizona, and Tina M. Hunt (Erik Scott) of Squirrel Valley; two beloved nieces, Tera Hunt Mendoza (John Mendoza) and Chelsea Hunt (Shawn Kelley); and grandnieces Kayla Mendoza, Andreya Mendoza, and grandnephew Anthony Gunner Mendoza.
Steve’s love of fine automobiles grew during the years he worked for Vasek Polak BMW in Hermosa Beach; after leaving Vasek Polak in 1983, Steve opened Steve’s BMW in Redondo Beach where he and his partner, Al Dirickson, along with Steve’s sons, worked until 2015 when Steve retired.
After losing his home in the Erskine Fire, Steve was busy rebuilding his dream home, sadly not yet finished. Thanks to his good friends Phil and Sandra Embury, Steve and Sallie were able to stay close to their beloved property.
Steve was a gifted mechanic, artist and visionary. He had a wicked sense of humor. Steve will be missed.
A celebration of his life will be held later this summer.