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!