Stephen Ahola
1951 - 2018
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Stephen Ahola
Oct. 24, 1951 - Oct. 11, 2018
Stephen M. Ahola, age 66, died on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Walnut Creek. He was born October 24, 1951, in California, to Arne and Martha Ahola. He graduated from Acalanes High School in 1969, and studied Mathematics at UC Berkeley. He spent 25 years working as an HVAC technician in the Bay Area. Steve was a passionate guitarist, and hosted his own website called The Blue Guitar for 20 years. Steve always had a positive attitude, and he loved helping other people. He was predeceased by brothers, Alan and David. He is survived by his son, Jamie; daughter-in-law, Sophia; cousin, Susanne; and cousin, Richard. Memorial service to be held in January at Oakmont Memorial Park in Lafayette.

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Published in East Bay Times on Oct. 31, 2018.
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June 16, 2020
I am so sad to learn that Steve passed. He was a good friend and mentor in the HVAC field.
I will continue to pass on your knowledge to others learning the trade
Mike P.
May 24, 2019
Conversed w/Steve waay back..he was paramount in my furthering education of tube amplifiers, n was a great help, n a joy to talk to, rest in peace my friend!
james price
January 13, 2019
Sorry to hear Steve has passed away, he was such a lovely guy, who was generous.
Mark Abbott
December 18, 2018
Steve made the world a more interesting place. I will miss his unique sense of humor. My deepest condolences to his family.
Debora Forbes
November 3, 2018
Farewell Steve. Rest in Peace. I was acquainted with Steve for about 10 years through various tube guitar amp building forums. He was always kind and helpful. He will be sadly missed for his many contributions and posts to fellow amp building enthusiasts. Pete Matich (New Zealand)
Pete Matich
November 3, 2018
Steve was always a well known generous guy. My condolences to his family and friends.
Descanse en paz.
Pedro Vecino
November 3, 2018
Please accept my deep expressions of sympathy, May the loving memories you've shared continue to warm your heart. Psalms 116:15
November 2, 2018
I am indebted to Steve for the info he provided on his Blue Guitar website. Condolences to the family. He will be missed by many webwide.
Charles Kneiblher
October 31, 2018
Steve, Thank You for your wisdom, compassion, dedication, and the many lessons you've taught us all, but most of all for being my Friend.
John H
October 31, 2018
Steve you were a friend and mentor. Sleep well.
October 31, 2018
Bruce Reeves
October 31, 2018
I will miss you Steve, I am so sad. As one of your online friends, you were a great asset to us all. Best wishes to your friends and family.
Your pal, Enzo
t.m. Enzo
October 31, 2018
I am so sorry for your great loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" (Isaiah 61:1, 2) sustain your family during this challenging time. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.
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