Arthur Stephen Dolloff

Date of Passing:

November 25, 2021

Dolloff, Arthur Stephen, “Steve,” 72, of Riverside, died unexpectedly on November 25, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Patricia Ann (DeLuca) Dolloff.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Marshall and Barbara (Wood) Dolloff, he was a lifelong resident of Riverside.

Throughout his long career Steve was a marine contractor and an industrial electrician.

He was a sailboat builder for C&C Yachts, Middletown from 1979-1981. During the 1980s he worked at various marinas along Narragansett Bay and was employed as the service manager for Sailboats Northeast. Starting his own marine contracting business in 1989, he was the owner and operator of Northeast Yacht Services for many years.

Most recently he was employed as an industrial electrician, building electrical panels for large manufacturing equipment.

Steve enjoyed boating and sailing his whole life. He was also an avid auto racing and car enthusiast and enjoyed working on his Saab automobiles. He truly was a jack-of-all-trades who could fix anything.

Besides his wife of 49 years, he is survived by two daughters, Cochetta L. Horton and her husband D. Erich Horton of East Providence, Chelsea L. Dolloff of Attleboro, MA, and a grandson, Dylan E. Horton. He was the brother of the late Michael L. Dolloff.

Funeral services will be private. A Memorial gathering of family and invited friends will be held in the summer of 2022. Contributions in Steve’s memory to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, 200 Niantic Avenue, Providence, RI, 02907, would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. To Steve’s family. I was both surprised and saddened to hear of Steve’s passing. I spent two summers working for and learning from Steve at Sailboats Northeast. Being around Steve was an amazing learning experience. Not only was he incredibly knowledgeable about the construction and commissioning of sailboats, but he was willing to show me the best way to “fix” boat problems. For being such a good and patient teacher, I will forever be grateful. My prayers and condolences to all.

  2. Pat, I’m so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. My condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. May your cherished memories of your life together help comfort you.

  3. Pat I’m so sorry for your sudden loss, my prayers and condolences for you and your family during this tough time. I’ll be thinking of you…….

  4. Patty, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest condolences and prayers to you and family.

  5. Linda and Daniel Horton
    Send Heartfelt condolences to Steve’s family.

  6. Sorry for you loss, Diann & Richard Villanova

  7. My deepest condolences to Cochetta, Dylan and your family.

  8. Pat, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest condolences.

  9. Pat, I am so sorry to hear this about you loss. I can’t imagine how you feel. I wanted to express how nice it was to meet and laugh with you both! May memories comfort you during this time. May you and your family find peace- with big hugs and love- Chef

  10. So sorry to hear this awful news. My condolences to you and your family.

  11. I am very sorry for your loss, Pat.

  12. Bernie and I were so shocked to hear of Steve’s passing. We send our condolences and prayers to Pat and family and also to the entire DeLuca family that you will all find the strength to get thru this very difficult time. We hope you find comfort remembering all your fond memories of his time spent with you.

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