Born March 14, 1939, in Baltimore, Maryland, and passed peacefully on December 13, 2012, at the young age of 73. Steve is survived by his attractive and loving wife, Rosa Alen-Tamburo; his sister, Joanne Tamburo; and his three nieces, Jessica, Suzanne, and Kerrie Lee Cole. Steve led an active life and found pleasure in a lot of many activities he pursued, including photography, music, dancing, cycling, weight lifting, stock investing, and traveling, especially in his younger years. He was fortunate to travel through Switzerland on three occasions and always loved the Alps. One of his favorite songs was Edelweiss.
He lived in Maryland, North Carolina, and in California enjoying 11 unique homes, having built one on Valley Mill Road in Maryland with his first wife Emily Tamburo. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 1962 as a Civil Engineer. He spent 27 years working for the Corps of Engineers in Baltimore and Sacramento, and then for another 4 years he was with NASA in Greenbelt, Maryland, before 'retiring' at age 56. During his government career, Steve had three part-time ventures: wedding/portrait photographer, west coast marketing rep for Montego sailboats, and security alarm system representative. His next major career was as a real estate associate starting with Long & Foster in Maryland, Prudential in North Carolina, and then with RE/MAX Gold and Connect Realty in Gold River. He often said that variety was the spice of life and he enjoyed what he did and looked at everything as an interesting chapter in his life. He was like the Energizer Bunny, mostly on the go! He enjoyed his family, friends, and life fully, and oftentimes reflected on his good fortune with appreciation for all he had and had done. Steve will be missed by all that knew him.
A service will be held at Russ Monroe's (7690 Winding Way, Fair Oaks, CA) on Friday, December 21st, at 11 am. A celebration of his life will follow at his home; everyone is welcome...
Steve was proud of authoring a short biography of his life that can be viewed on the web at: Steve-Tamburo.virtual-memorials.com
. He would be honored to have you sign his guest book.
Contributions in Steve's memory to the Lance Armstrong Foundation ( www.livestrong.org
) would be welcomed.