Steve made a home for me at the Fairfield [Conn.] Historical Society, where I did consulting for several years. That work and his friendship helped me get through a difficult period in my life. He helped me move to "Balmer," one of his favorite cities, too! I owe him in the best way and will always feel lucky to have known him.
I recently learned of the passing of Steve. We worked together at the Fairfield Historical Society for several years. He was a pleasure to be around and was always a gentleman and a gentle man. My condolences to his family and friends.
Good by my friend. I new steve for over 20 years. I volunteered at the Fairfield historical society. We talked at least once per month since he moved to York and his death was a complete surprise. I will miss him beyond words. -Mark Tobias, BPT, CT
To The Steve Young Family
Some peoole just stand out when you have conversations with them. Steve was that way in person and when we sent e-mails back a forth from Fairfield CT to SE Virginia.
He will be missed by many as he touched
Rest in peace, Steve A good man never leaves us, he dwells in our inner thoughts forever.
Warren & Carol Cooke
Steve was always supportive of our archaeological research we were doing for the Fairfield Historical Society. It was a pleasure to know him.Our condolences to his family. We are sorry for your loss.
Rob and Lindsay Wallace
Father in Heaven, please rest the soul of our beloved Steve. The most incredible man I'VE ever known! So knowing of everything he speaks! My husband and myself met Steve Many years ago while marching with the Hanover Lancers. He would talk for a while about what work needed to be finished. Steve was a brilliant man, and So very loyal to everyone he touched! There is more of his history that has not been touched on!
ALLENTOWN!! Best times, you smart man!
I first met Steve in the early 70s when Stan Dutterer arranged for Steve and Walt Mitzel to assist Bob Zarfoss with the drum line of the Hanover Lancers Drum and Bugle Corps. What a team of instructors! Even though I was bugle player (yes ... there are Bugles in a Drum Corps), I got to know Steve very well in the many late-night/early-morning discussions in parking lots after practices, competitions, DCI East, etc. Heck, I was convinced we had the solutions to fix all of the world's problems. In actuality, I would wake up the next afternoon and discover that all the problems were still there, but now I had a headache. Oh well, they were wonderful times in my life. I always considered Steve to be a very good friend and mentor. I knew Steve to be a true gentleman. But, after reading some of the other tributes to Steve, I would say the best word to describe him is “calming”. That will always be my memory of Steve. I will miss you buddy!
Steve was one of the truly good and kind people you meet in life. I had the pleasure of working with him at the Fairfield historical society for many years. Although we didn't have much contact after he left, I considered him a wonderful friend and feel blessed to have known him. My deepest sympathy and condolences to Steve's family. Rest in peace.
Just read the local Fairfield newspaper and was shocked to hear the news about Steve. He did such a great job with the Fairfield Historical Society, and he was a long time client of mine. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Had some good times with Steve at YJC & ran into him occasionally over the years.
A great guy...he'll be missed. My condolences to his family.
Peter and I enjoyed Steve's company while he was Director of The Fairfield Historical Society and missed him when he moved away.
I met Steve through his cousin Clarence and the 3 of us became very close in the mid-60's until we all went in the Air Force. I have only seen Steve a couple of times since but I know we have remained friends in our memories. We had so many good times during the White Rose days, I believe he let me carry his drum sticks a couples of times because I couldn't do anything else. Steve was truly a great person 50 years ago and I'm sure he remained the same during his lifetime. RIP Steve nows join the big drum line now for eternity. You will be missed.
I was in the Air Force Band with Steve and we were truly a " Band of Brothers " Travel well dear friend .
I met Steve when he became a member of the USAF Pipe Band, and we have remained friends every since...over 45 years. He was alwasy a steady and calm soul, and a great drummer. Always quick with a joke or a prank, and forever smiling. His tireless work in bringing rudimental drummers together with the USARD will be a lasting tribute to his memory. It was an honor to have performed with Steve in the USAF Pipe Band (Band of Brothers). RIP my dear friend.
I've known Steve all my life as he was good friends with my father. He was a very good man and will be missed by the drum corps community and so many more, rest in peace.
I WILL MISS YOU GOOD FRIEND REST IN PEACE THE LANCERS LOST A GOOD FRIEND PHIL LOIS HOKE
Prayers given to his family and friends. Always enjoyed talking to Steve and will miss him. Glad we got to hear him talk last month at York.
Mu Eta Kappa parties...Dover Fish & Game...I switched dates with my best friend under the Moose Head there. Met Steve AT York Junior College...A great guy and gentleman...Always kind and thoughtful, something calming about him...Sorry to see him gone at such a "young" age..and sorry I din't get to see him after he moved back to York...Rest easy...
I performed with Steve during his time with the Westahoremen Drum Corps. He was a fine man, great drummer, and good decent person!! May he rest in eternal peace!
Brother Steve - had not seen you for many years, but it looks like you had a very fulfilling life - sleep gently my friend.
Steve you will be missed by many especially the Hanover Lancers Drum Line. Heaven got another drummer along with Walt, Stan, etc...what a sight that must be.
Rest in Peace!
Larry Hanover Lancers
To the family of Steve Young
Connie and I are sincerely sorry to hear of the passing of Steve. We hope you will find peace and strength in your faith, family and friends at this time of loss.
I first met Steve in th 60's when he came to the Westshoremen and played tympani for us and since then knowing him in the Drum & Bugle Corps activity. It is really difficult to believe he is gone, especially after having just had a lenghty talk on the phone and in person for the drum convention however I know many of us will, simply put, NEVER forget him...we will miss his wonderful attributes and remember his special laugh...RIP Dear Friend...
Connie & Skee Derr
Steve you will be so missed by all that loved and knew you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Steve
Thinking back to High School, Scouts and Drum Corps brings back memories of good time. Lost touch over the years but saw you at DCI East last. Rest in Peace my friend. Glenn Feeser
To all of Steves family - I give you my thoughs, heart and prayers. Know that Steve was always a special person to many .....Take Care my friend and thank you for your great friendship through our school yearsand and for the times we all shared with all our friends. I am sure that you all who have gone are keeping a watch over us who are still here. you are and will be missed by many. I also thank you for your service to our country, In that we are brothers forever and one day I shall shall see you and all the gang once again
My thoughts and prayers go out to all Steve's family at this time. I marched in the Color Guard of the York White Rose's thru the 60's and my brother was also a drummer with them. Also saw him at our drum corp reunion couple years ago where he & Bob put on a drum routine. It was great. RIP Steve you will never be forgotton.
You are in my thoughts and prayers
Rest in peace, Steve. "You'll Never Walk Alone..."
You will be greatly missed by all. Rest in peace Steve. "You'll Never Walk Alone..."
Although my time knowing Steve was quite limited, my respect for him was unlimited. He was truly a great friend and wonderful human being. He will be missed by everyone in the Lancers Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps.
It was a pleasure to work with Steve at the Historical Society in the late '70s. He was a gentleman and truly nice guy. My condolences to his family.
Steve you will be missed by many. It was way too soon for me to lose a friend I have know since the 4th grade. I know you are missed by the members of the class of '65 at CHS and the York White Roses Jr. Drum and Bugle Corps, USAF and York College. Thank you for all the memories and all the days you brightened for me eating lunch together in the cafeteria. :) I will always remember you with a smile in my heart. May God be with you, my friend, and may you rest in Peace.
Steve was a great fraternity brother at York College. We had many great times at Mu Eta Kappa parties We ran into each other last month & were planning to get together to talk about the good old days back in college & catch up. Sorry that did not happen before he passed. Glad I got to spend some time with him last month. Rest in Peace Steve.