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May 17, 2013
I am deeply saddened to learn of Steve's passing. I had the privilege of working with him while I was Music Supervisor on The Reppies. My thoughts go out to his family.
April 04, 2013
It is so hard to believe that almost 3 years have gone by...Stephen know that you are still remembered at each Mass I attend and whenever I see your parents or hear from them you immediately come to mind. During this Season of Easter we are reminded of the blessed assurance that our bodies will rise from the grave in glory as did our Lord's and the circle will be unbroken. I know your parents' love and memory of and for you has not diminished but has grown. God Bless you cousin and I pray to meet you in the glory of heaven!
April 03, 2013
I just discovered the sad news of Steve's passing. I worked with Steve and Pat on the series The Reppies and always was impressed with Steve as a person. I'm very saddened by his passing and wish his family only the best in coping with his loss. I look forward to the day I'll see you again my friend!
May 07, 2012
Hey Steve, just checking in to let you know everything is ok down here! Ryann and Lance are doing well and how proud you must be that, they have continued their strong faith and spread Gods' word. I pray that their hearts will mend and that they will always remember what an incredible life they had with the most amazing father ever!!
June 15, 2011
Hello Stephen, My wife and I had lunch with your mom and dad yesterday. What a joy it was not only to visit with them but to see "Stephen's Shrine" where your memory is honored with pictures including the "Pennies from heaven". The love your mom and dad has for you has not diminished but continues to grow. I never tire of hearing the stories of your love as a father and the importance of your children in your life. God bless you Stephen and I know that you are aware of my rememberance of you at each Mass I attend. Rest in peace!
June 14, 2011
Thinking of you sweet brother and remembering all the fun we had growing up. You were such a great brother and good person. We all miss you and love you so much, Donna
April 23, 2011
Stephen : Well Son, it was one year ago today, that was the last time we talked to each other. Of course I did not know that you only had a short time left, but you were concerned about my health and never mentioned any thing about how you were feeling. Stephen, God blessed your Mom & I by sending you to us, and we are so thankfull for the time we shared. I love and miss you. Dad
March 16, 2011
Wow- we just learned of the death of Steve this past week- almost a year later! I am the voice of Bumba & my husband, Conrad is the voice of Durango. We were so sadden to hear & just wanted to send Pat & the family our condolences. We are so honored to have known Steve & to have been a part of The Reppies! Our thoughts & prayers are with the family & we know we will see you again "When We All Get to Heaven!"
January 27, 2011
I'm Scott Routt. I played football with Steve at Chamblee and was in his graduation class. I'm writing this in January of 2011 because I just learned of his passing this week.

I used to see Steve at youth wrestling tournaments. I was a coach and I'd see Steve with his son. Parents of wrestlers put in a lot of time and effort for their children, which means the care deeply. I'd always walk away from our meetings thinking that Steve was an excellent Dad.

I entered Chamblee High School in the middle of eighth grade. Before that, I'd moved around a lot and had attended many different schools. I knew how hard it was to be the new kid. Its okay in elementary school, but as kids get older, they've established their friendships and aren't always welcoming of the new kid.

I can't remember how old Steve was when he got to Chamblee. I do remember his sister was a senior. I think the reason I can't remember when Steve came to Chamblee is because it felt like he was always there. He was the new kid but it was as if he had lived there all his life.

Steve made it all look so easy. He was cool, good looking, a great athlete, a nice person, and friendly. He took Chamblee by storm. I've never seen anyone before or since who could take a challenging situation, turn it into gold and make it look easy.

Because of my experience in being a "new kid", I had a great appreciation for what he was able to do in such a short time at our school. He was truly that special.

Now that I'm older and have teenage children of my own, I know that his family played a big role in making him so special. I met Steve's father through business but I never met his mother. My heart goes out to his parents because I lost a baby son and have an inkling of what their loss feels like.

I wish I had known the adult Steve and his family better because I'm sure I would have loved them. Steve had a way of attracting good people to him and he also had a way of making those people even better.

I have great expectations for his children, not because I expect them to live up to their father's memory but because I honestly believe he planted a seed of character that will take them far in life.

I'm genuinely sorry for his family's loss, his friends' loss, and the word's loss.

Sincerely,
Scott Routt
September 03, 2010
I miss you so much daddy! i love you, and i know that you are in a better place. I have my first competition tomorrow morning and I'll be thinking of you, and I know how proud you would be. i love you and miss you, Ryann.

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