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STEVE J. FERRERO GLEN GARDNER Steve J. Ferrero, 51, of Glen Gardner, NJ, formerly lived most of his life in North Bergen, passed away on Tuesday September 17, 2013. Born in Hoboken he was a computer consultant with Loreal USA Cosmetic Co in Clark, NJ. He was a master chess player for years....

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Steve Ferrero was someone who I deeply respected and admired. Of all the people at our chess club, it was Steve who encouraged and supported me the most. His passion made me excited to play chess. While I only knew Steve from the chess club, I could always see a profound sense of generosity and kindness in him. Steve meant so much to me as a fellow chess player. I will never forget analyzing games with him, which instilled in me a greater love for chess. Steve was a true friend. I will...

Steve was a founding member of our club, its first chief tournament director, computer guru, and honored competitor. He will be sorely missed.

Roy Greenberg, President Renaissance Chess Club (formerly EP Chess Club)

Deepest sympathies to Mary and Steves Family.

We knew Steve because of his love for Mary and her love for him, so it is amazing to read about the other part of his life, all the chess players he influenced.

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Steve was a mentor to my then 10 year old son, Michael, back in 2002. Michael was an up and coming scholastic player at that time, and Steve graciously put him on 4th board for his team in the annual Eastern Team Tournament that year in Parsippany. He would analyze games with him, encourage him & showed a genuine enthusiasm for his abilities.
In subsequent years as Michael moved up the chess ranks, we would see Steve at the major tournaments and would always stop and reminisce...

Deepest Sympathy to Mary McCallion n family. Steve sense of humor, confidence n friendlyness will always b remembered in the Berlitz family. Love u Mary, God, Our Father is always. In Gods Love, Steve.

Prayers for Steve's Mom, Betty, and his companion, our sister, Mary, and the rest of Steve's family for this deep, unexpected loss.
Rosemarie & Vincent McCallion

To the family of Steve,
May the Lord God of all comfort your grieving hearts at this time as only He can do. I will keep you in prayer.