Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 28, 2021.
Susan Carol Steven Cain
Susan Carol Steven Cain, a native of Washington,
DC, died on February 20,2021, at the Capital Caring
Hospice in Greenbelt, MD, after a short but hard
fought battle with cancer.
She was 66. Born in Columbia Hospital for Women,
Sue was the second of five children.
She grew up in the Mt. Pleasant and Adams Morgan neighborhoods, in a lively, if slightly
chaotic, home that never let a stray soul pass (whether kid, cat, dog, or occasional turtle)
without providing some measure of shelter and care. Sue continued that tradition of
service to others throughout her life, always ready to provide assistance and comfort to
friends in need. A strong and determined competitor.
Sue was an accomplished figure skater, bowler, and darts champion. She attended
Western High School (1972), in Washington, DC and went on to a more than 35-year
career in hospitality management with the Marriott Corporation, Crisfield Seafood, and
the Amalgamated Transit Union.
Sue enjoyed music - especially old school R&B, dancing, and loved nothing more than a
good ole backyard cookout, where she could spend relaxed time with family and friends.
She is survived by her devoted husband, Charles Cain, of Hyattsville, MD; her loving son,
Michael Anthony Steven, of District Heights, MD; mother, Nancy R. Pitner; step-father,
Joseph K. Pitner; siblings, Ronald E. Bayes, Joseph M. Steven, Jackie M. Steven, and
Mary T. Kintop; three grandchildren and one great-grand-child.
A memorial service will be held later in the spring.
In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation be made to the American Cancer Society
in her name.