Date of Birth: December 14, 1954
Date of Death: April 07, 2021
Steve was known for his humor, loyalty, talent, and love. A gifted artist, singer, songwriter and actor, Steve lived in Hong Kong briefly, and when he returned to the United States, he worked in music related businesses for years. Steve translated those skills to the floral business where he was an award winning salesperson. His keen intuition and charismatic personality guided him to say exactly what clients needed to hear. Steve delighted his friends and family with impromptu songs like ‘turkey murder day’, the ‘drove’ game which he helped create, and many, many hand drawn cartoons. Steve made an illustrated birthday card for his first nephew and a cartoon coloring book for his first grand niece. Steve had ‘favorite uncle’ status due to his endless patience while his nieces and grand nieces styled his hair with barrettes and bows. He also created ‘Uncle Steve Olympics’ for his nephews and nieces which consisted of obstacle courses and wading pools filled with cold water where the last one out won. We cherish these many memories and gifts created uniquely by Steve for his loved ones. Steve was a huge animal lover and reveled in petting and playing with the pets his family and friends’ owned. He adored his own pets over the years from parrots to dogs, and was blessed to pet a couple of dogs that he loved in his last days on earth. Surrounded by the love of close friends and family, Steve entered Heaven to be with our Lord and Savior. We eagerly await a victorious reunion with him one day. Steve is survived by his two sisters, Stephanie (Dave) Reese, Shari (Ed) Krasinski, 6 nieces and nephews; Ashley, Nathan (Sara), Lauren (John), Daniel (Danielle), Rachel, Katherine (Ryan), and 11 grand nieces and nephews; Makayla, Asher, Noah, Mira, Emma, Jack, Ezekiel, Kyler, Tauren, Eva, and Nora
Celebration of life services were private.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice of the Valley 2020 E. Woodside Ct. Gilbert, AZ 85297 https://www.hov.org/donate/donate-now/