Steve and I shared so much growing up in Jacksonville, we became instant friends. I remember a new elementary school opened up in our neighborhood and I was sitting in the class not knowing anyone and then someone tapped me on the shoulder and said hi, my name is Steve, what's your name. That was around 1958, Steve was taller than me so later on our classmates referred to him as big Steve and me as little Steve. We lost touch with one another when he and Kathy moved to Chicago, but then reconnected in 2009. The joy of that is difficult to describe. It was as if we had just talked to each other the previous day. How blessed I am to have a Best Friend Forever!
Dearest Kathy, We were so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. John 3:16 Vic & Cathy Smith
my prayers are with you Christine, I didnt know your father but if you are a reflection of the kind of man he was than he was a special guy Lean on the Lord friend rest in His strength your love for Him shines thru and that is eternal. Debbie Ousley casa buddy
My Condolences to the Family. During this time of sorrow, may you find peace and comfort in God's promise found at John 6:40
I am so sorry to hear about Stephen, I just saw him a cpl months ago. I know that he will be missed dearly. Mandy (Evelyn's) daughter.
I am deeply saddened to learn of Steve's passing. We were friends and classmates at Paxon High School. Steve was always smiling and fun to be around. I extend my Deepest Sympathies to Steve's Family and Friends. May you take Comfort in the knowledge that Steve is with GOD and in the hearts of all who knew him.
Dear Kathy and family,
My deepest sympathy to you and for family for your loss. Steve was my cousin. My father Frank and Steve's dad were brothers. I will always remember all of the wonderful time we had together as children while growing up in Jacksonville. We lost contact with each other when my family moved to California back in the 60's. I wish we had kept in touch with each other as adults. You can tell from the photo's that Steve was a family man and loved his family and grandchildren very much.
Love to all of you. Steve still has a 92 year old Aunt Tina Napoli who also sends her deepest sympathy to each of you.
Joanna Napoli Spellens, Cousin
Tina Napoli, Aunt
Dearest Kathy and family--my sincerest heartfelt condolences to you all for the loss of such a loving man. I can remember our early days at the old reservation center at Amtrak and always hearing his jovial laughter between calls. I can hear him calling out to Karen--"Now Boogie" and everyone laughing at his endearing tone to her. He always had a wonderful smile and when I found out that he and Kathy were going to get married I was thrilled for both of them. They were truly so in love and excited about starting a wonderful life together and what a wonderful life they have made. To his daughters, you had one of the BEST dads a girl could ever want to have and your mom is AWESOME too. Much love to you all and you will continue in my prayers always. Sue Dwelle Jacksonville, Fl
Kathy, Rachel & Matt, Christine & Jonathan, Karyn and the precious grandkids,
I would like to express my heartfelt sympathy to each one of you. Steve was a great man and loved his Lord. May each of you find God's perfect peace in the days, weeks and months to follow. My first time meeting Steve was when we started the Market Day program at South Side Baptist School, he would come and unload the truck for us and I will always remember and be thankful for his help.
May each of you find something he had shared or taught you that would be meaningful to share with others, that's how his legacy will carry on for years to come. My prayers are with each of you.
Kathy, Rachel, Christine, Karyn, and family, We were enormously blessed by living next door to Steve and your family for over 25 years. We treasured you as neighbors, as friends, and as brother and sisters in Christ. Our hearts are broken for you now at the loss of Steve from this life, but oh the joy of reuniting with him one day in heaven! Our love and prayers, Doug and Maria Lazo
To Steve's loving family and friends my deepest symathy and condolences. Steve and I were childhood friends and graduated together from Paxon High School in 1965. He was a great friend and always fun. He always had a big smile and was a pleasure to be around. May our Lord and Savior comfort you in this difficult time. You are in my prayers.
Steve, I never met you but know your daughter Christine and her sons. They are wonderful people and I'm sure they will pass on your legacy. Rest in peace. My prayers are with your family.
Thinking of you all..so sorry for your loss. David Britt
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Steve will be sorely missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Tom & Jeannette O'Donnell & family
To the Family of Steve....I will miss you... and remember you always, you was the first baby born in our family...I was so happy when I got to baby sit him, I was 14 years old when Steve was born,Rest in Peace my Beautiful Cousin.
My dear friend and Brother in The Lord. The eastern gate will be an interesting entrance. I will look for you over there. I was hoping we would labor together, but you just had to go ahead of us others. Well we will be expecting you when our time comes. Yours in Christ. Rolf & Grace.
Kathy and family, we are so sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sue & Tom Cosentino
Kathy, Rachel, Matt, Christine, Jonathan, Karyn & kids,
We are so sorry for the loss of your loving Husband, awesome Father and FUN Papa. He was a wonderful person and he will be greatly missed. It was our privilege to be his neighbor. God Bless and much love to all of you.
The Delaney Family
Kathryn, we were saddened to hear of Steve's passing. No doubt you have many wonderful memories to cherich. May God give you peace and strength to cope during this difficult time.
The many loving memories of Steve will last through his wonderful family....he left a legacy of true love and much joy and is resting with the Lord. Steve will be dearly missed.
Kurt and Mary