Steven Michael Barker
1951 - 2020
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Steven Michael Barker

Reno - JANUARY 6, 1951 - JUNE 9, 2020

Tough as nails and stubborn as a mule, Steven Michael Barker was the man you wanted by your side when the world was against you. With a toughness forged during his service with the United States Marines from 1968 to 1974, Steve returned from Vietnam combat to finish high school and then go on to earn an MBA and graduate from law school. Steve spent the last 11 years of his career at the Washoe County District Attorney's office where the victims of domestic violence and sexual assault crimes found justice when he prosecuted their cases. His passion for fairness and the law made him a hero to many - but none will miss him more than his family. Though Steve was fiercely proud of his military service and his work at the DA's office, the great joy in his life was his daughter, Heather. From family cruises to rafting trips to softball tournaments to travels in Europe - and several trips to Disneyland, which included Heather's husband and children - many memories were made. Survived by his wife of 30 years, Kim Mazeres, daughter, son-in-law (Joe), two sweet granddaughters (Reagan and Peyton), stepson (Mike), sister (Cheryl), nieces (Sandi and Elyse), nephew and family (Leroy, Janet & Mary), and aunt and uncle (Tony and Judy). There was nothing Steve loved more than spending time with them. "Papa's Party," as named by his grandbabies, will take place at a future date when it is safe to gather together again. Steve wants us to recognize those who made a difference in his life in the tribute he wrote and wanted us to all be together to celebrate. Watch your Facebook and e-mail accounts for this notification, and please feel free to share it with anyone who knew him. In lieu of flowers, donations in Steve's memory can be made to Renown's Pulmonary Rehabilitation group via the Renown Foundation (www.renown.org/give) - click on Give To Renown, choosing Pulmonary Rehabilitation Fund in the drop-down.




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Published in the Reno Journal-Gazette and Mason Valley News from Jun. 12 to Jun. 14, 2020.
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12 entries
June 28, 2020
I was truly blessed with having a great friendship with such a caring and giving person. Steve and Kim were there to help me through some of my most trying times. I had the pleasure of a few road trips to the bay area with both of them, Lots of lunches and meeting the whole Family. Steve helped so many people in so many ways. He was also active in the lung transplant support group at Renown, And will be greatly missed by all. Good buddy Ill miss you, my best friend. Im so glad you were blessed with Such a caring wife. Rest In Peace
Robert Karsok
Friend
June 23, 2020
Kim & Family Members,
I am so sorry to learn of Steve's passing and offer my sincere condolences to his family. I fondly remember the many years Steve and I worked together at SPPCo and how dedicated he was in enhancing and maintaining our company customer information system. The best testimonial to Steve in this regard is this system served the company well for 25 years, while most such systems are replaced within 15 years. Kim was responsible in no small measure for this success as well, as she was instrumental in developing the initial system. I always believed Kim and Steve were the dynamic duo and two of the brightest stars at the company. So sad that one is no longer with us, but his memories will live on. Steve truly was a super star and made a big and lasting impression wherever he lighted. He will truly be missed by all those who had the good forturn to know him and work with him over the years. May he rest in eternal peace and God bless him and all his family members.

Bob Smith
Coworker
June 14, 2020
" I can sail without wind, I can row without oars, but I cannot part from my friend without tears"
Kim and family
With my deepest sympathy in this time of sadness
Sarah Britt
Acquaintance
June 13, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person.
Virginia Jordan
Acquaintance
June 13, 2020
Kim my deepest sympathy to you and your family. May time heal the pain.
Vivian Bria(Sloan)
Friend
June 13, 2020
Steve had a devoted partner in Kim. They were a formidable team and worked valiantly to restore his health. I know Steve was tough and a real fighter. May peace and loving memories of Steve give Kim and his entire family comfort during this time of loss.
Karen Ross
Friend
June 13, 2020
I knew Steve for about 6 months, I was blessed to be in a lung transplant support group with Steve. His humor was endless, and I looked forward to his wonderful laugh with Robert, and Tom each group❣ Steve and Kim supported, and guided me to answers I needed with my own transplant. I will miss Steve so much. He was a great friend to me❣Thank you Steve, Breathe Easy my friend
Brigette Ruedy
Friend
June 13, 2020
Steve. Rest In Peace fellow traveler of the 60s. Thanks for your stories and friendship at the DAs office, especially bringing Heather to work. Dad and daughter love was fun to see and share.
Joyce Wetenkamp
Friend
June 13, 2020
I worked with Steve as one of his investigators on many hard cases. He tackled difficult cases and put in 200% in all of them. I always loved to work with him and considered him a good friend. He always made me laugh and we had some stories together. I will miss him and give my condolences to his family.
Jerry stone
Coworker
June 13, 2020
Steve - you always in my thoughts. Especially one of the great programmers who actually stopped by the office almost every day to chat and work - at Sierra Pacific. God take you - and bless you - and watch as well over Kim and Heather and all your family.. Chris and Rosita
chris
Friend
June 12, 2020
My heart felt condolences go to Steve's family and friends. I knew him from working at Sparks Justice Court and I always enjoyed working with him. I truly appreciated his passion for the law. He was a character.
Theresa Thum
June 12, 2020
To Steve's family. He did have a "fire in his belly " for the law. Steve was one of many attorneys I worked for and with, he was among the favorites. Even the day he dumped his coffee into my purse under my desk. RIP my friend.
Sherry Birtell
Coworker
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