Stephen was a great friend of the Dayspring Presbyterian Church. I remember when we needed chairs for an event. Stephen not only arranged for us to borrow chairs from his beloved Most Holy Trinity Church, he personally delivered them and then helped set them up. He was a great friend and mentor to Dayspring's Troop 4. A wonderful friend of mine and I will greatly miss him. But if anyone is now with our Lord, it is Stephen. Paul & Lauren Siegert
Steve was a pillar in most of our lives. My memories see many however, I will share a few. He taught us scouting skills and demanded (in a fatherly way) that we do then correctly. To us he was the leader and we were the yet unlearned. As a young man of mere 24-25 he lead us to Camp Read alone with us all. On the first Saturday in August ’68 he was tasked with I later understood to be an insurmountable responsibility.
At the beginning of the evening he ordered all if us to remain in our tents with flaps closed. He would call us one by one to his tent. I being an impatient 11 yr old looking to get some candy money. Well he called me in and had the horrendous task to advise me that my best friend, My Father, has passed away that morning. I can't remember his exact words but he did it with some words that were comforting. I returned to my tent mate J. Mark to find that all my gear was packed and ready to go. Steve, then drive me home some five hours from Bryant Lake my friend Mark to console me. What a task for a 25 year old. He made sure that I was part of many of his tasks in the years to come.
A good hearted man. He will be missed.
God Bless and Thank you
Steve was synonymous with my Most Holy Trinity grade school days. He was a true leader, either with Boyscouts Troop 45, as City Councilman or tackling just about every parish or school function. I was just a kid but I will always remember Steve, spearheading the tremendous clean up efforts when our school, along with The Hollow, flooded with about 10 feet of water in the 1970s.
His enthusiasm was his trademark.
Rest well my friend.