Steven Wayne Bairos, 25, of 29 Gammons Road, Acushnet, died unexpectedly Wednesday. He was the husband of Donna (Tremblay) Bairos and the son of Barbara (Forland) Bairos of Fairhaven and Arthur Bairos of New Bedford. He was born in Acushnet and a lifelong area resident. He was employed on the scalloper Explorer. Survivors include his widow and parents; two daughters, Jennifer Lynn Bairos and Sarah Jane Bairos, both at home; a sister, Lorraine Soares of Fairhaven; and a niece.
Steven W. Bairos went overboard from the New Bedford dragger Explorer on May 23. A search by the crew and the Coast Guard failed to find his body, which was discovered in June by the scalloper Eileen D, 50 miles east of Nantucket.