Fr Steve, we thank God for the gift of your life among us, as a son of Don Bosco. Take your deserve rest and please pray for us so we meet you with Jesus and Don Bosco in the big party in heaven
Thank you Father Steve for writing and singing the song for my son's funeral. God bless you. I will never forget you.
Father was very considerate of the Salesian Cooperators always willing to be of help in any way. Angelo Forta
We all love and miss fr. Steve. He always had a smile and brought joy to everyone. I was one of the last ones to see him, which made his death even more shocking and painful. It's bittersweet...we lost him but he's up in heaven, where he deserves to be. We will never forget you Father Steve, you were unique and always made us smile. Rest in peace, Father Steve.
The loss of Father Steve at the Holy Rosary parish and in Port Chester will leave aching hearts as well as great memories and lasting impressions on all who have been blessed to know him. He served his parish with grace and humility......a great man.
ALTHOUGH ONLY KNOWING FATHER STEVE FOR ONLY A SHORT TIME, HE HAS LEFT AN EVERLASTING IMPRESSION ON ME. I WILL MISS HIS KIND WORDS. REST IN PEACE.
I attended Don Bosco College with Fr. Steve in the early 70's. I have very fond memories of him as an extremely kind and talented person. May God bless him and keep him in his care always.
Thank you, Fr. Steve, for sharing all your gifts. How wonderful that we can remember often when we sing "Friend of the Young and the Poor" at Mass. Hearing the boys sing the refrain makes us all smile, and that's because of you. Rest in peace.
It was a pleasure to know and work for thiss Priest's Priest. Fr. Steve will be missed by many people. Thanks for all you taught me.Rest in Peace.
Fr. Steve was a great and influential Salesian priest, whom my family truly admired and respected since his days at Nativity Parish in Washington. Blessings to you and your family as you can finally rest in peace! God awaits you with open arms as you join the multitude of Angels and Saints in His Kingdom!
It was a pleasure working with Fr Steve while i was with the Salesian Lay Missioner program. He was a gentleman & a great Salesian who touched many lives. God bless you always. Marie(Carr)Paukowits
From the first time I met Fr.Steve('88),I knew how special he was. God spoke to me through him and his beautiful music. We had wonderful times in youth ministry and when I went to my first retreat at the Mirian Shrine and saw how, many young lives were touched,especially mine, because of his music,his love and his spirituality. He was a fine example of what a Salesian is,following in Don Bosco's footsteps,caring so much for the "young and the poor"and this song that he wrote will live on in all of our lives forever. To the Schenck Family,you were so blessed to have him in your lives. With sincerest sympathy on the loss of your brother and uncle. To the Salesian family,God has him in His hands,we will always have him in our hearts. RIP Fr. Steve
God bless Fr. Steve,many years have passed since we saw each other but he definately played an integral part bin my upbringing.Fr. Syeve was a great friend and teacher,he will be missed.Fr. Steve,RIP and know that you are in my prayers.............Marko
I will forever remember Fr. Steve as my Guardian Angel on life. I knew Fr. Steve for almost 16 year and he watched me grow up. He there along every step of life. Thank you Fr. Steve, and just wanted his Angel back.
It was a privilege and a blessing to know Fr. Steve. We learned much from his example and will remember him always. Condolences to all in the Salesian community and to the Schenck family.
Maria Carmona and Ari Fitzgerald & Family, Silver Spring, MD.
RIP and God Bless, Fr. Steve.
I knew you very little, but your death impacted me a lot. You will be missed.
As he lives for all eternity in the Heavenly Kingdom, so he will live on in his music. He was a great priest and a great talent. My prayerful support for the Salesians and for Fr. Steve's family.
You have enriched all our lives and taught us what it means to be Salesian. I hope you are planning the menu for the feast we'll all share in the Salesian Paradise.
Sr. Patricia Roche, Naples, Florida
We were so shocked and saddened by the news of Fr. Steve's sudden passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with his family as well as with his parish family to whom he meant so much. May he rest in peace.
Our prayers and support go out to the SDB's and the family of Fr. Steve. The legacy of Fr. Steve will go on in our lives. Enjoy your eternal reward good and faithful servant!
Fr. Steve, our hearts ache...but we have been blest to have known you and are better Salesians because of you...rest in peace!
Father Steve will be missed by every single person that he came in contact with. I worked with him on the Sunday school program at Nativity a few years ago and he was such a beautiful human being. To the Nativity family and the family of Father Steve, you are in my prayers. May God bless you with strength and send his angels of comfort to each and every one of you. Thank you Father Steve for all that you did for our church. Thank you for the beautiful songs that you sang sometimes during mass. Thank you for the teacher cookouts where you spent time talking with each of us and making sure that everything was going well in and out of the classroom. Thank you for helping us to understand the Gospel…thank you for being a great and shining example of God's love. You will definitely be missed.
We will miss you and the good you did.
I am a parishioner of Corpus Christi Church and I would like to extend my condolences to the family of Fr. Steve. He was a wonderful priest. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.
This is a tremedous loss to our community..Father Steve had magic in reaching out to his people,I attend his parish around lent time and several masses...Truly a spiritual leader....We miss you terribly
Remembering you for all the love and support you showed the youth of your community. You will never be forgotten.