I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
I worked with Steve for many years, a great man to serve with. You have answered your last alarm.
I will miss Steve but never forget him. I work with him and he was the best Secret Santa! He will always be remembered. I have a Christmas Wreath that he gave me that I hang on my door every year. May God Bless and comfort the Pilar family. We now have yet another ANGEL to watch over us!
Pilar Family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father. I send thoughts and prayers your way from PA.
Janice, Stevie, Megan, and Daniel
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
Aimee, Melissa and Emily Lepisto
Pilar Family - God removed from our presence a wonderful person. I worked with Steve for 11 years and it was a pleasure. He was a compassionate person who cared for others before himself. I found a picture of Steve playing the Santa as he stood beside me in 2003 as he did for many years to give me my gift - what memories I will always have with me. May he rest in peace.
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."
It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
Steve, you will be missed brother. I have many fond memories working shifts with you in Willowick. May God hold you in His arms and comfort your family.
To have known and to have worked with Steve for many years has made me a better person. My brother you have heard your last alarm, job WELL DONE!
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Pilar family. Old friends are never forgotten.
my family will deeply miss Steve, he was Santa to my Children and in the past few years my grandchildren sat on his lap, our famiies were always together on the holidays, there will now be an empty place in our hearts.
rest in peace Steve, no more pain
Our sincere sympathies to Janice, Stevie, Megan, and Danny. We will always remember the good times we had together with Steve over the years.
Hope your up there hitting big on the slots and shooting the best golf games of your life. I'm gonna miss ya buddy!
I remember working with stevie at Giusseppie's pizza when he found out he was getting hired by the Willowick Fire Dept. He was so very proud. I got to work with Steve for some years in Willowick as well. What a good man. He will be forever missed, we all lost a "brother" when steve passed.
I always enjoyed working with Steve and we always shared a few laughs together. My deepest condolences to the family for your loss.
Janice and family I am so sorry for your loss. I STILL THINK ABOUT THE DAYS WHEN HE COACHED SOFTBALL AND MY SON DANNY ALWAYS LOOKED UP TO HIM( HE ALWAYS SAID STEVE WAS THE ONE THAT TAUGHT HIM HOW TO BAT THE RIGHT WAY.) He was the best coach.We WILL MISS HIM DRIVING THE AMBULANCE AND BEEPING THE HORN EVERYTIME HE PASSED OUR HOUSE. GOD bless all of you!
Love You and your Wonderful Family ... I will miss you. Love Tamara
May your soul rest in peace, Steve! You will be missed!
My deepest sympathy to the Pilar family. I worked with Steve for many years. He was a great guy who could always make you smile.