Steve Paladino

Steve Paladino

November 26, 1951 - January 22, 2023

Steve Paladino

November 26, 1951 - January 22, 2023


Steve Paladino

Steve Paladino, seventy-one years of age of Mission Viejo, California, has joined his parents in Heaven on Sunday January 22, 2023, in Laguna Hills, California.

Steve was born November 26, 1951, in Jamestown, New York to his parents Frances (Messina) and Frank Paladino. His parents decided to move the family to Long Beach, California in search of a better life. Steve attended Jordan High School and was a proud Panther for his entire teenage and adult life. After high school, he joined the United States Army, and served his country honorably during his service. After completing his enlistment, Steve joined the aerospace industry at JC Carter in Costa Mesa; California, where he served as Vice President of Operations, until his retirement in 1999 at 48 years old.

Steve was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all of those who knew him.

Steve was an avid fisherman known for his famous line when his sons would catch a fish, “Hook up!” He owned and cherished multiple fishing boats throughout his life, but nothing compared to the boat he and his best friend Robert (AKA the King) Bratton purchased and accurately named, “Mucho Dinero.” Steve often reminisced about how much he enjoyed planning and attending his high school and car club reunions, and spending time with his, “old school” friends. He loved to cook and was known to clutter the kitchen with his cooking toys.

Steve is survived by his loving wife, Brigitte Paladino, his two sons, Dustin, and Chris Paladino, his two children by marriage, Stacy Best and Joe Harsany, and his eight grandchildren Reese, Vince and Trace Paladino, Emmett and Savannah Best, Jake, Owen and Joey Harsany.

“Do not be discouraged,
For the Lord your God will be with you
Wherever you go.”
– Joshua 1:9


Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: February 7, 2023 (10:00 AM)
  • Venue: O'Connor Mortuary
  • Location: 25301 Alicia Parkway Laguna Hills, CA 92653 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 581-4300

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5 responses to Steve Paladino

  1. Susan Fording says:

    Steve, you were the kindest man I have ever known. I will miss you.

  2. Kathy Borza McDonald says:

    Steve was one of my classmates and really close friend of my husband Stan and our 3 kids, Mark, Mike and Michelle. He will always have a special place in our hearts. Our reunions will never be the same. Happy Trails Steve, Till We Meet Again. 🙏❤️🙏

  3. Raulynne Gonzalez Johnson says:

    Steve we have been friends since the 7th grade…you were one of the kindest people I know. You have always been there for us and you will be so very missed but you will never be forgotten! I don’t know what we will do without you! I am not going to say goodbye, but see you later….❤️🙏❤️

  4. Like the music we all love, you will always be in our hearts ❤️

  5. Danna Sanders says:

    Steve, you were always a gentleman with a fun sense of humor. You leave a huge void behind in your absence. You are loved by all your friends and classmates and we will never ever forget you! I know I will see you again.

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