Please accept our condolences at this difficult time. Martha and Andrew-you may not remember, but we were neighbors many years ago. Your father and mother were wonderful neighbors and friends. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
The Scardina Family
We were lucky to have both your mother and father as neighbors. They are missed.
We are very sorry to learn of the passing of Stephen, but very grateful for his service to our country in the Peace Corps.
The National Peace Corps Association
Our sympathies to Martha, Andrew, and Betty and all your family. Steve was an inspiration and guide during my brief but most valued time at WCS and during my earlier years working in corrections. Steve and Fran were dear professional friends who we always enjoyed our opportunities to spend time with. Steve was a masterful leader who displayed the spirit of compassion and belief in fostering social justice that made Milwaukee a richer place to live. He will be greatly missed.
Peter and Sue Schuler
Steve, you and Fran made a difference in our community and people's lives in so many ways. Your compassion for the underdog and the disadvantaged was a beacon of moral clarity. You will be missed.
And what a wonderful, loving father. Hugs to you, Martha.
Betty, Andrew and Martha, I was very close to Steve all through grade school and early high school. I lost contact with him until a couple years ago when I got his contact information from Jan Persson. Next to Bob Zartler he was my oldest friend. If you would like to hear some reminiscences of him (and Bob since the three of us did a lot together) let me know. email@example.com
I haven't seen Steve since I was a kid but I will always remember his kindness and smile. He was an example of how we should try to be; caring, giving, kind and friendly. I was sorry to hearing about his passing. My condolences to Martha and Andrew and his family and friends.
My sympathies to Steve's family and friends. More than two decades ago Steve, Bob Sayner, and Charlie Worzella hired me for my first job at WCS, and I am deeply grateful for the part they played in starting my career. I will fondly remember Steve's red beard, his talent and dedication, and his laughter. We shared many good times all those years ago, and his dedication and contributions to the criminal justice field in Milwaukee will not be forgotten. We'll miss you, Steve.
I offer my sincere condolences to Steve's entire family. I especially want to pay my respects to Andrew and Martha for being by their father's side, caring for him during his lengthy illness and at the very end. I know it must have been comforting to him, as it was for his many friends knowing that he was so well cared for. Steve was indeed fortunate to have such a considerate and loving son and daughter.
What a wonderful and inspiring legacy he leaves.
Maggy Miller. (High school friend)
Dearest Martha and Andrew,
Your father (and mother) are and will always be held in my heart for their goodness, their intelligence, and their unbelievable sense of fun and adventure. Antartica anyone; picnics at the island; happy neighborhood events? Know that you are welcome to visit us in SF any time and happy reminiscing.
Hugs to you both, and love,
Amy (Lewis) Likover
Prayers and deep sympathy go out to his family, esp. his daughter Martha. May God's love-comfort you at during this sad time.
Wow,what a wonderful man who did so much for others. God bless you sir!! I'm sure St. Peter gladly welcomed you into the gates of Heaven.
I actually did not know Mr. Swigart, after reading his obituary I wished that I would have had the opportunity to have met him during his life My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time.
I went to grade and high school with Steve. I saw him at class reunions and he is going to be missed.