Although it is far after the fact I cannot tell you how sad I was to hear of Steve's passing. We first met when he played for Buffalo and kept in contact for several years after that. Steve was a warm and caring person and I will always have fond memories of him.
To the Boros family:
I send my sincere condolences.
Steve was my favorite player since the 1961 season. I had the pleasure of meeting him several times and thought he was such a nice person--very self-effacing and modest. I once took a friend to meet him before a game when he was the third-base coach for Baltimore. My friend said, "I bet Elayne is your number one fan." Steve said, "Beside my family, she's my only fan!" I know that's not true--and I know he'll be deeply missed.
To Boros Family, I was 12 years old working for the Birmingham Barons as a ball boy and also shagged balls in the outfield during batting practice. A very nice young man that played 3rd base always brought out a extra glove for me to use in the outfield. It was Steve Boros and even now as a 64 year old I have never forgotten that special person. My he rest in peace.
I lost track of you two not long after we had dinner in San Diego. I have fond memories of Steve and of our days at Michigan. I used to come out an hour early and throw him batting practice, as he never had enough. He was a class act and a bright, enjoyable person to be around. Marian and I send our love, as belated as this may be. We are now living in Bloomfield Hills after retiring from the ministry in Del Mar.
To the Boros Family,
My prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Steve was a very special person and I learned so much from him. He was a great coach, but more importantly he was a great human being. His kindness and thoughtfulness towards others will never be forgotten.
Mom, Sasha and I would like to thank everyone for their kind comments about Dad. He was a terrific person and we miss him terribly but reading how he had a positive impact on all of your lives makes us smile and feel so proud. Thanks again for all of your thoughts and prayers, we appreciate it so much.
Shar and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this time of difficulty. Not only did Uncle Steve leave a lifetime impression on me with his generosity, kindness and respect for the game of baseball, his passion for the game is an inspiration for Brett and I. As Brett continues to learn the game, I often refer back to my memories with Uncle Steve that will never be forgotten.
Pete, Nadia, Brett and Sarah
Sharla, Sasha and Steve,
Our family was so sad to hear about Steve. We have you all in our thoughts and prayers. Steve was a wonderful man and we were blessed to have known him.
To The Boros Family,
I am sad to see Steve go, he was an outstanding person in the baseball world, as he touched manylives with his enthusiasm. I am greatful, as was able to write him a letter four years ago. I thank you for having such a great man play our pastime.
Dear Shar, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time.
With warmest memories.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for all the warm thoughts, kind wishes and remembrances you have shared with us. It has meant so very much to hear from each of you. sincerely, the entire Boros family
I'm stunned-but life has taught me that we are here for such a short time. Steve made the most of it, no doubt. I was fortunate enough to play ball with him in school and retain fond memories. G-d willing, we will meet up again in the dugout.
My deepest sympathy's to the Boros Family. As a young boy who grew up on E. Dewey St., I visited Steve's Dad's store almost daily. Though I'm 10yrs. junior to Steve I used to shag wiffle balls in my neighbors yard, where Steve used to hang out with Mike Bukwas. Jimmy Hill Flint.
I graduated with Dave in 1955 and have followed Steve's career since his playing days at Flint Northern. Two very classy Gentlemen. Our deepest sympathy to the Boros family and especially Rosemary.
Bob and Patsy(McKinney) Stafford, Traverse City, MI
Dear Shar, I was so sorry to read of Steve's death. I first met Steve in Lakeland, Florida in 1959 and was fortunate enough to be associated with him for several years. He was a wonderful and talented human being and he will be greatly missed.
My best to you,
High school and college(UofM)Steve was a true friend. Tried to help me pass Poli Sci. Years later he got tickets for my family when he was a coach at Montreal and they played in ATL. I graduated from Northern with his brother David. Thanks for the memories Steve. Charlene Brewer/Koth
High school and college-(UofM)Steve was a true friend. Tried to help me pass Poli Sci. Years later he got tickets for my family when he was a coach at Montreal and they played in ATL. I graduated from Northern with his brother David. Thanks for the memories Steve. Charlene Brewer/Koth
Being from Flint I admired Steve as a ball player in my youth, but his real impact on me was as a substitute teacher in the Flint school system in the mid 60s. He was the one I, to this day, hold up as the ultimate teacher (even as a sub) by his "commanding respect" in the classroom and his way to have us talk about current events and his challenging of us to read and research things then form our own opinion based on facts. He got me intensely interested in the JFK assassination as we talked of it for hours on the classroom. I always admired him as a role model, teacher, and great guy. I am very saddened to hear of this. He will always be most highly regarded by me, in fact at age 56 I am thinking about being a teacher, and still bring Steve up as the teacher I want to be most like. That's a pretty good legacy...thank you, Steve.
Chrys,Riley and I want want you to know our thoughts,prayers and strength are with you Sharla and the rest of the family during this difficult time. What a beautiful man Steve was and he shed such happiness on all who crossed his path. We loved him dearly and he will be missed but not forgotten. God bless, Tom, Chrys and Riley Runnells
It is with great sadness that I read about Steve's death. My late husband, Marvin and I were friends of Steve and Sharla and had many good times at baseball games with the KC gang. Sharla and I met at TWA. Steve was a gentle and nice guy. I always loved that he was so down to earth despite his success in a tough business. I am thinking of you all.
Sallie and I express our warmest thoughts and caring to you Shar and your children.
We fondly remember the times spent with you and "Dickie Boy".
God Bless and our love .
Art & Sallie Eversole
To the Boros Family, my heart goes out to you all. I have fond memories of Steve when he was living on Pasadena with his Mom and Dad and going to spring training as a young Tiger. All the Lynch's feel your grief and with all respect pray for our dear friend Steve.
DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO ALL OF THE FAMILY. I REMEMBER STEVE AND HIS BROTHER DAVE FROM MY SCHOOL YEARS. THEY LIVED RIGHT BY NORTHERN HIGH SCHOOL. STEVE WAS QUITE THE BALL PLAYER EVEN IN HIS EARLY DAYS AND DID PLAY SOME BALL WITH US NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS. ALAS, THE GOOD OLD DAYS!!
I'm a proud Tiger fan but the home run Gibson hit for the Dodgers still sticks out in my mind and to know Steve helped orchestrated it is something special. Johnny C. WETH.CT>
My thoughts and prayers go out to Shar and the kids and their families. All of us back in MI are thinking of you during this difficult time. I've read so many wonderful articles this last week about your dad from all over the country. He was truly a respected man both on and off the field. I recall growing up hearing all the great baseball stories about your dad and your family from my grandparents. They truly loved you guys and were so very proud of your dad. God Bless you all.
One of the reasons the Tigers run through my blood... You'll be missed!!! All our love and prayers ~ Anessa Kertesz & Family
To Shar and the Boros family, including his children and sisters,
We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend, Steve. Although we hadn't seen him in recent years, he and Shar have always been counted as very dear friends. He was the best man at our wedding and did that well, as we will celebrate 50 years of marriage in the fall.
We will miss him and pray comfort and peace for all the family as they deal with this loss. Dick and Pat Sayad (Saginaw, Mi)
Our deepest sympathy to all of the family. He was a great guy and will be sadly missed.
cousins Pat & Willie McNew
I WAS BLESSED TO HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH STEVE WHEN I ARRIVED IN THE TIGER FAMILY IN 2002. HE TREATED ME WITH RESPECT AND GOD BLESS HIS FAMILY. HE WAS ONE OF THE MOST KIND MEN I HAVE KNOWN.
we are sorry for steve,s passing. steve was a great guy and good ball player. we knew steve and his brother dave for many years. our thoughts and prayers go to your family.sincerely fran and jim billings
Steve Boros was truly one of the most genuine men I have ever met in my life. I did a wallpaper job for Steve and Shayla at their home in Blackhawk years ago when he coached for the A's. They took us out to lunch and also gave us tickets to a game. I was lucky enough to give his son an Eagle feather and Steve & Shayla were overjoyed. Now you fly with the Eagles Steve to look after your family and friends!!!
I grew up in Flint, I went to Flint Central and I have been a fan Of Steve since his college days and Detroit Tiger days. I also am a product of the Flint Baseball Program. I admired his work ethic and I knew that he had to be a great person, with his managerial skills. I am a tireless Detroit Tiger fan and Steve's legacy/memory will be with me forever.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Steve was always one of the "good" guys at Emerson and Northern. We send our prayers and thoughts to his family.
I will always remember Steve from elementary, junior high and high
school as fine human being, friendly and thoughtful. My condolences to his family.
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our God will never leave us of forsake us. We honor Steve for his character and life in baseball. We pray for you and your family knowing God is taking good care of you.
Would love to see you sometime.
Praying for you and yours,
Bill and Pat Eveland
from Rich and Carol Cetnarowski (Hartwig) we send our condolences to Steve and his family. We met Steve with his sister Rosemary when he was in Vancouver and he treated us to a came. He will be missed by his family and friends. Our prayers are with you.
Sharla a voice from your past. Byron who always goes for the KC Star sports page saw the tribute to Steve. We remember you both on the Bobski's patio for dinner years ago. I know that your many wonderful memories will comfort you now.
Suzan Houston Baker
To Steve's family & sisters please send along my condolences. We were all blessed to have Steve in our life's he was a great friend, buddy, and outstanding example of God's understanding to help our fellow man. Never will there be a man of his warmth & generousity. We are blessed
May the God of all comfort, comfort the family, friends and fans of Steve Boros. Psalm 34:18 assures us that the God of all comfort is near those broken at heart and crushed in spirit he saves.
My deepest condolences. I always remember Revalation 21:3,4 at times like this. I hope it comforts you.
"With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: â€œLook! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.
Chris Waters and family
To all of the Boros Family we are sorry for your loss, however the biggest game in heaven is about to start and Steve is being welcomed to get the game going.
Mike and Joyce
Condolonces to the family of Boros family and friends. It is never easy to lose somemone but I hope that your love and memories of Mr. Boros will help you thru this time of beravement.
The Stan Oliver family sends most sincere condolences to the Steve Boros family. My son, Joe, played for the Tigers a couple of years...Most of his career was spent with the Reds. God Bless the Boros Family in this time of grief.
I played in the Royals minor league system in the early 70's and remember Coach Boros with great respect and admiration. His genuine care and concern for others was reflected in his willingness to spend extra time with instruction, discussion and encouragement for others. I am blessed to have known him. He makes my hall of fame for sure!
Such a joy to see you at the Stetson tennis matches every spring. I'm sure you were very proud of your daughter. We'll miss you, Steve.
Steve, once you walked out onto the field of dreams in Detroit. Green. Grey. Larger than life. Filled with all of those that came before you. You leave this earth and return once again to the field of dreams and you have touched many lives and left your mark forever from young men and women to grown men who honor you this day and the man you were. God Bless and to the Boros Family it is the celebration of live that today we revere as all of the moment known or unknown to others will forever remembered and cherished by all of those that Steve influenced and gave that Boros touch and style. A Class Act and Man.
Rest in peace cousin Steve..
Our thought's and prayer's ar with the Boros family.
The Kertesz Family
To the the family of Steve Boros - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that Steve will be missed by many.
Back in the 1970's and 80's Steve and his wife were customers of mine when I was in banking in Sarasota, FL where they lived. When he was manager of the A's he invited me to Oakland for a weekend series, including and Old-Timers Game. Later when he was with the Orioles we'd see him at Comiskey Park. What great memories of a great individual.
Goodbye, Steve, and thanks for your kindness towards me when you were a coach for the Orioles.
Steve was my skipper on 2 different minor league teams, one of the best people baseball ever had.
Whitey Reid, Bentonville, AR
Steve and I went to high school together and played on Northern's football team. He was a class act then as I am sure he was throughout his life. My wife (also a Northern graduate) and I have followed his career though the years.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Boros family.
Sympathies to the Boros family. Steve was "class" when he played for the Basin League "Pierre (SD) Cowboys" in his college days and reacquainting during Tigers/Twins games found him as amiable and humble as ever. A true gentleman! Bill Maher, Spearfish, SD
I played baseball with Mr. Boros' son, who was also a good friend of mine in high school. Mr. Boros took time to work with many members of our team before school each morning. His generousity allowed for our team to have a great season, and for me make the all-state team, which I will always remember. I will also never forget the time he got my dad, my grandpa, and I tickets to the Royals/Twins game, and even got me a George Brett autograph after the game. He was a generous and great man. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
I'm deeply saddened by the loss of Steve. He was one of the most wonderful people I've worked for in baseball. Baseball has lost a true gentleman and an even better person.
One of the nicest and classiest people ever. An all time great in and out of uniform. Barbara and i send our sympathies.
Fred and Barbara White
One of my favorite Tigers when I was a kid growing up in suburban Detroit. A true baseball man.
My thoughts are with his family.
No bond is as great as that between a father and daughter. True love flows both ways and endures forever. Our thoughts and prayers for you on this sad holiday.
Floyd Seeborn and Family Jeloit, Mich.
As a child, I sent a request to Steve Boros, c/o Detroit Tigers, Detroit, MI. Several weeks went by before a hand-writen envelope with enclosed picture and personal message arrived from Steve. He thanked me for my letter, saying that he was in Denver but hoped to be called back up soon. Steve was instantly one of my childhood heroes for his personal caring.
He was a special player and one of my favorite Tigers back in the '60's. I am quite certain that he and teammate Norm Cash are playing a game today.
THANKS, COACH! Now, I would suggest a mutually reciprocal effort: We all will pray for your family, that through the mercy, promised by Jesus , they receive remedy for their grief, and comfort from their memories of you; and, the other side of the negotiation is that, in turn for the prayers we offer for you, in Gods name, that you put in a kind word and pray for those of us you left behind, that we shall meet again in the Kingdom of the Lord.