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February 12, 2014
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July 07, 2013
I only learned of Stephen's passing while searching for old friends online. Stephen and I worked together years ago, back in the late 70's in Tucson. He was a remarkable young man, I have always remembered him with fondness. My prayers are with all of you, Stephen's family and friends. Warm memories. He was a very special person, I will never forget him.
October 03, 2011
Stephen and I worked together for over two years at TIAA. Despite is crunchy exterior, he was kind and well respected. He was always open and honest, and would forwarn me of things to come when no one else would. He will be missed.
November 04, 2009
Betty Lou and Val. was so sorry to hear about Stephen, any child has to be a terrible loss. Just wish I knew the right words or the right thing to do to help you. You will be in our prayers. Nell Baird
Medford, Oregon
November 04, 2009
Betty Lou & Val Demarco. I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. I did not know Steve but I can only imagine how much he meant to the two of you. My sister lost her son Michael last year and has had a very difficult time getting over the loss, if she has gotten over it. Thank God for the good memories you have and know that you can look forward to seeing your son again. You are in my thought and prayers Alta Stone Blair
October 27, 2009
There’s still emptiness in the office without Stephen. His presence has truly been missed. I met Stephen when he joined TIAA-CREF in Charlotte NC and we both relocated around the same time to the Dallas TX office. We would often compare adjustments to the move and how things progressed in our personal lives. It goes without saying but Stephen gave his all, and then some, in all that he pursued. And although he often projected an intense, professional, strong-minded persona, there was another side of Stephen I often recall and appreciate to this day. I remember one evening we were both in the office late; he stopped by my desk, told me to stop what I was doing because he had something to show me … I did. We walked to the lakeside of the building and he pointed out a beautiful sunset…it was breathtaking. Other times he would share his artistic eye with me; pointing out the stillness of the lake, the impact of sunlight on a structure... As I reflect, Stephen reminded me how important it is to stop, breath, and appreciate things we too often take for granted.
October 26, 2009
I first met Stephen in July 2007 when he sat next to me as I took my first phone call at TIAA-CREF. He was patient, supportive, instructive, and laughed heartily when I told him the buttons moved, when I couldn't find something (of course they hadn't). For the next two years Stephen teased me "the buttons still haven't moved".
Stephen became my Peer Coach in February 2008. It was my first year as a manager in a financial services company. Anywhere there is a manager, there is someone who is the "wind beneath their wings" and Stephen was the wind beneath my wings. He shared everything he knew, provided guidance and hints & tips, and resources so that our team could help our clients as best as possible. He sacrificed his own performance achievements so that others could achieve theirs.

There's rarely a day that Stephen's name isn't mentioned by someone on the team. Every time I was scheduled to leave early (and I rarely left on time), Stephen would walk over to my cube, tap his finger on his watch, give me a look and say "Weren't you leaving at .....". Just the other day, I was scheduled to leave at 6:00 PM, Chester came over around 6:15 and said - "I'm going to be Stephen today - weren't you leaving at 6:00?" I can only imagine Stephen laughing from above.
It was an honor to meet Stephen's family back in August, he worshiped all of you. Stephen's priorities were God, Family, Golf, that gold Caddilac, and his job. I know how much I miss him, and pray that the tears you shed and the saddness of these days are soon replaced with smiles and laughter from the memories he's left in your hearts.
October 26, 2009
Dear DeMarco family,
I worked with Stephen for the past 2-1/2 years at TIAA-CREF. Stephen was a very unique person and was so interesting. He had a wealth of knowledge that he gladly shared with others. Stephen entertained us with his stories and there was never a dull moment whenever he was around. It is still hard to think that we will not see him around the office any more. It almost seems like he is on an "extended" vacation playing golf and playing poker somewhere. All of our lives were enriched by knowing Stephen. We know that you miss him so much. Please know that he loved his family very much and often spoke of you. We are all better for having known Stephen. May the Lord bless and keep you all during this sad time. Stephen will will always be with us in our hearts!
October 21, 2009
For those of us who got to work with Steve from the beginning. Not seeing him is still an adjustment we are all dealing with. He will truely be missed.

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