Born in Huntington, WV, Steven attended Marshall University before enlisting in the United States Army, where he served his country as an Intelligence Agent in Vietnam.
After his discharge, Steven’s love of the ocean kept him in Hawaii for years before returning to Marshall and then relocating to the California coast, where he felt most at home.
While Steven enjoyed his 35 year professional career as a construction superintendent, he cherished passing his free time as an artistic painter, playing the guitar, studying music and photography, spending time at the beach, and making new friends. Dear to his heart were his relationship with the Laguna Niguel Presbyterian Church, it’s congregation, and his love of God.
Steven loved his son Ian and daughter Rebecca deeply. Time spent with them were the highlights of his years. He was proud of Ian for graduating from Arizona State University, his strong character, and his resiliency. Steven admired Rebecca’s outgoing spirit, her artistic talent, and her love for photography.
In addition to his two children, Steven leaves behind his younger brother Phil (and wife Cathy) who live in the San Francisco area. He will be missed by his best friend and partner Madelyn Gauchat.
A memorial service for Steven will be held Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 2:00 pm at the Laguna Niguel Presbyterian Church (30071 Ivy Glenn Drive, Laguna Niguel). In lieu of flowers, Steven’s wishes were to be remembered through the Wounded Warriors Project, the American Cancer Society or the Laguna Niguel Presbyterian Church.
- Date & Time: March 14, 2020 (2:00 PM)
- Venue: Laguna Niguel Presbyterian Church
- Location: 30071 Ivy Glenn Drive Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 - (Get Directions)