Stephan Francis Weishaupt Sr.
1956 - 2017
Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home, Inc. - Kingston
27 Smith Avenue
Kingston, NY
Stephan Francis Weishaupt, Sr.
PERU, N.Y.- Stephan Francis Weishaupt, Sr. was born Jan. 31, 1956 in Kingston, N.Y., to Elizabeth and William Weishaupt, Sr. and was taken too soon on May 27, 2017 at the home he grew up in, surrounded by people who loved him.
Steve, as those who loved him knew him, grew up in Kingston, N.Y., with his four siblings and many beloved friends who he remained close to his whole life (we're looking at you Jimmy). Steve graduated from Coleman High School and went on to St. Anselm college in New Hampshire where, after taking part in constant foolery with his friends and younger brother Matt, he graduated with a major in Criminal Justice and minor in History. Steve went on to have an illustrious career in law enforcement. He worked for the Ulster County Sheriff's Department as a Deputy Sheriff and Lieutenant Detective, was the director of MPTC, Police Academy in the Spring of 1985, served briefly for the U.S. Marines where he was honorably discharged, moved on to the Naval Intelligence Service (1985 – 1986) and spent 20+ years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, (Florence Alabama Resident Agency 9/11/1986 - 12/14/1990, New York 12/1990 - 04/1994 Special Operations and FBI Albany, N.Y., Plattsburgh Resident Agency 4/1994 – 1/31/2008) where he enjoyed many years and adventures with the SWAT team, including taking down the first World Trade Center bomber, Mohommad Salameh in March of 1993, the Jordan Montana standoff…etc. After retirement from the FBI, he went on to work for the NYS DOCCS as a Senior Investigator for the Office of Special Investigations (mostly because he loved law enforcement and because his wife said 'no way you're staying home and driving me crazy'.) His office was instrumental in the investigation, arrest, and conviction during the 'Great Escape' from Clinton Correctional. He taught defensive tactics, investigative techniques, assisted in the running of police academies and so much more. No matter where he worked or where he went he enjoyed a camaraderie with all he worked with, and was highly respected by many.
Steve was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and served as Exalted Ruler and State Vice President. He spent many years helping those in need.
Steve didn't just spend his time making the world a better place both personally and professionally. All who knew him loved him. He enjoyed nothing more than sitting at a table of friends, showing off his family, and regaling everyone with stories (mostly true) of a full and exciting 61 years. Steve loved all things Irish and Celtic (especially the music, played at other worldly decibels on car trips), Milano cookies, cranberry sauce, animals of all kinds (including hand feeding the chipmunks in the yard who thanked him by eating the innards of his car), and spending too much every year at Christmas. He was happiest when he was surrounded by family and friends on any occasion. Steve gave everything of himself to everyone around him, asking nothing in return. One of Steve's proudest moments was being nominated by his son to be a torchbearer in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City relay. It was a very rare moment when he was struck speechless. There was not a better husband/father/brother/pampi/friend that a family could ever hope for and we are all so proud to call him ours.
He was our rock, our 'go to' problem solver and our strength. He brought a light to this world that we will work tirelessly to keep lit in his absence. And we will love and miss him every day for the rest of our lives.
Steve is survived by his wife of 36 years, Mollie Anne Weishaupt (Minky); his oldest daughter, Stephanie Alexis Butler (Refus) and son-in-law Nathan Butler; his middle daughter, Erin Michelle Scudder (Curly) and son-in-law Michael Scudder; his youngest son, Stephan Francis Weishaupt, Jr. (Bear); his youngest grandson and very best pal, Nolan Francis Butler (Augustus Grumble Bug); his oldest grandson, Ashton Tyler Jicha; his two granddaughters, Madison and Chloe Butler; his Mom, Elizabeth Weishaupt; his four siblings and their spouses; William Weishaupt, Jr., and wife Beth Ann, Matthew Weishaupt and wife Karen, Christopher Weishaupt and wife Mary-Anne and Betsy Warren and husband Jeffery; as well as dozens of nieces, nephews, great-nieces (here and on the way), a pup named Maxwellian, several grand pups and some of the best friends that a person could hope to go through life with.
Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home, Inc., 27 Smith Avenue Kingston, N.Y. Friends will be received at the funeral home Wednesday, May 31, 2017, from 2 to 8 p.m. The funeral procession will form 10 a.m. Thursday, June 1, 2017, at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Joseph's Church- Main and Wall Streets Kingston, at 11 a.m. Burial St. Mary's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, we, his loving family, will be setting up the Stephan F. Weishaupt Law Enforcement Scholarship Fund, to which you can donate, or ask that you donate to an animal shelter near you in his name.
Of all the money
that e'er I had
I spent it in good
And all the harm
I've ever done
Alas it was to none
but me
And all I've done
for want of wit
To mem'ry now I
can't recall
So fill to me the
parting glass
Good night and joy
be to you all
So fill to me the
parting glass
And drink a health whate'er befalls
And gently rise
and softly call
Good night and
joy be to you all
Of all the comrades
that e'er I had
They're sorry for
my going away
And all the sweethearts that e'er I had
They'd wish me one more day to stay
But since it fell
unto my lot
That I should rise
and you should not
I gently rise and
softly call
Good night and joy
be to you all
We love you Steve.
Published by Daily Freeman from May 28 to May 31, 2017.
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Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home, Inc. - Kingston
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Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home, Inc. - Kingston
27 Smith Avenue, Kingston, NY
Mass of Christian Burial
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Main and Wall Streets, Kingston, NY
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Mollie, I recently heard about Steve's untimely passing and my prayers go out to him, you and your children. As you know, Steve and I served together in the FBI in the Birmingham Division, Florence, AL Resident Agency back in 1987-1988. Steve was a great mentor and colleague who taught me a greatly deal about the law enforcement profession through his experiences. I will keep him and you in my prayers. Take care. Terry
Terry Monahan
December 13, 2017
To the Weishaupt Family , our deepest condolences. Drew Rogers and family. Syracuse,NY
May 31, 2017
Mollie, Stephanie, Erin, Stephan, the Weishaupt and Klinger families...please accept my sincere condolences. Fly High Steve.
May 31, 2017
Our deepest Sympathy! Steve was an amazing guy! He touched many lives ! Prayers for comfort and peace to all family and friends! Our hearts cry with you! Linda and Rick Pettersson
Linda and Rick Pettersson
May 31, 2017
I had the warm regards and great respect for Steve.My deepest sympathies to the family and all who knew him.
Sharon Cacopardo Potter
Sharon Potter
May 31, 2017
We are so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Thinking of you, Molly and sending condolences to the family.
Mike and Debbie Pereau
May 31, 2017
May 30, 2017
Steve was a wonderful man, I feel grateful to have known him and call him a friend . We go back many years to the days I took the FBI exam( he and Mike Lonerghan'd urging ) ... Alas my math skills betrayed me but we ended up working together in NYSDOCCS. He was such a devoted family man and no bigger smile was on his face then talking about his family and his love for them .. I am saddened by his passing and can only hope he is raising hell and toasting to us up there.... Rest In Peace friend....
Laura Whalen
May 30, 2017
My deepest sympathy to the entire Weishaupt family. Our prayers are with you all.
Don Schatzel
May 30, 2017
so sorry to learn of of Steve's passing .. to the Weishaupt family .. my thoughts are with you
Edward R Ellsworth ll
May 30, 2017
We were shocked to hear the sad news. Our condolences to you Mollie and to the entire family. Cass & Beth Clark, Plattsburgh, NY
May 30, 2017
I love you Dad.

May 30, 2017
Sincere Sympathy To You Molly and the whole Weishaupt family. Steve was a great man and it was a privilege to know him
Joan and Dan Connally
Joan Connally
May 30, 2017
My deepest condolences to the Weishaupt family. So sorry for your loss.
Robert Murphy
May 30, 2017
Matt and the Entire Weishaupt Family,

Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Steve. He had quite the personality and we all enjoyed his company and sense of humor when attending any event at St. Anselm College, especially Red Key events. We will miss him, and he will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Joe Sikora
May 30, 2017
It was sad news indeed to hear of Steve's passing. I always enjoyed being around him.
Tom Dauenhauer
May 30, 2017
My heart goes out to the family. I was shocked to hear this, my prayers are with you.
Lorelei Armstrong
May 30, 2017
To Matt, Bill, and of course your brother Stephan's family.
Know that you are being thought of in your time of loss. My hope is that there are fond memories, to many to count, to keep your brother, husband, and father close to you always. Peace be with you my friends....
Keith Waldron
May 29, 2017
I am totally shocked at this. My condolences to you Mollie, and your family, and to Billy too of course.
May 29, 2017
Thinking with sadness and offering up many prayers for all The Weishaupt Families.

With sincere condolences,

Andrea Maneen. Rosalie and Anthony.
Andrea Maneen
May 29, 2017
Our sincere condolences Mollie, Stephanie, Erin & Stephan. Our thoughts are with you all during the difficult time.
Greg & Diane Light
May 29, 2017
Please accept our sincere condolences on Steve's passing. We are shocked and dismayed.

Einar and Noreen Knutsen
Einar and Noreen Knutsen
May 28, 2017
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