I miss you very much dear Stephen...I can't believe that you are not around anymore! You were such a marvelous man with your unique behavior that made you different with other people!!!
I wish you rest in peace and God Bless you!
As a teenager in Windsor Heights, I lived next door to Steve and we visited a great deal in the couple years that he was there. I was struck by his intellect and I believe he influenced me to always ask "Why?". He was also the first gay person that I knew and, from an early age, I learned tolerance and acceptance and I thank you, Steve, for that. I briefly met Julie (circa 1972) but did not know any of his family but my heart goes out to them and, of course, to his partner, Eisa. May you all find peace and comfort. I know I'm a better person to have known Steve.
Please accept my sympathy for your loss. I only knew Steve from talking to him at Grace church about parking his van and my visit to him in the hospital after he broke his leg. I stopped to chat with him in the parking lot a few weeks ago. He always seemed to be a perfect gentleman. Bob Easler Grace Church property committee. 515-669-7407
To Eisa & Steve's sister; I am so sorry for your loss. I was very saddened to learn of Steve's death. I have been friends w/ steve for 33 years but Eisa knows that. We have all lost a very dear friend & mentor!
Eisa and Stephen's family and friends- We have all lost a friend and a champion for children and families. Stephen had a tremendous impact on the families and staff he encountered through his work with the Head Start program- which is how we first became acquainted. His legacy will live on through the work he began and that continues today. I am fortunate to have known him. He will be missed.
My deepest sympathy to the family. I am sorry for your loss.
I doubt Steve would remember me, but I was support staff in youth services dept. and I really learned a lot about life through watching him work with parents and children. He told the most interesting stories and had such a wide and open mind. So sorry for the loss of a great and super kind mind.
Eisa and Steve's family,
I had the pleasure of knowing Steve for almost all of his DHS career. I always looked forward to our conversations as Steve had a thoughtful view on whatever was discussed. He truly was a good man who lived a good life. He will be missed by so many.
I was so sorry to learn of Steve's death. We had been friends for over 40 years and had exchanged e-mails just two weeks before his death. I will miss him. My sincere sympathies to his partner and sisters. Joan Mathews
Eisa ,I haven't met you but Steve spoke of you to me and his eyes shined. So sorry for your loss and sadness .
Eisa, I am so sorry to see this! I have missed you both dearly the past couple of years. I am hoping to be able to see you at the memorial service. My heart is with you!
Eisa - I am so sorry for your loss and your pain. You and Stephen were good friends and so nice to everyone. I learned a lot about love and acceptance from the two of you. I will miss Stephen.
Dear Eisa I am so sorry for your loss I know what you are feeling anyway I am always here if you need me.
My love, no matter how long my life would be with you, It's still fewT he joy and tenderness that's in your love Is enough for more than many long generations,Your love filled my heart and my thoughts/Lightens my night and making my life longer,It grows, it grows.. by your preciousness, it always grows ,And it's always new.. by its sweetness, always new
You made me live the love, with you it's a thousand love With each look at you, I love you.. oh I love you.. I love you all over again & My love is always new, I'll love you forever I loved in your eyes all the world Even my enemies and those who envy me All of the people seem nice to me As long as my eyes see the world with you by my side. i will always love you Roohi