I was the youngest of the cousins, a Tag Along and was often the victim of pranks I was happy with any attention whether it was good or bad and always came back for more. Uncle Joe was also a person of pranks and I expect that Steve learned this talent from him. (Thanks a lot Uncle Joe)
Although where we lived was considered Out in the country (Indiana) with woods and rivers for a back yard, Kentucky was totally a different world with so many new things to experience and learn..
Without our Country Cousins, much of what we knew about life would have been limited. We saw the circle of life first hand through Steve's love of Hunting, Trapping, and Farming and because of this I am a better person and will be eternally grateful to have had him in my life. Thank you Steve!
Buddy Frizzell,I worked with Steve at Eastern Electric.
I am so sorry to hear about Steve. My prayers are with you all. I wish I could
be there with you. You and your Mother were there for me when I needed some one. Please keep in touch.
Some of the most treasured memories of my life were playing in the barn with my cousins Steve and JoLynn, during visits to Kentucky to Grandma Stirsman's house. Gosh, he had a pitching arm that wouldn't quit! And my brothers Gene and Laird and I got into lots of fun (trouble!) with Steve -- lobbing spoiled eggs at the pigs next door, playing hide and seek in the cornfield (dang, it itched!), daring each other to jump the crik (and I landed on my bottom and ruined my clothes!).
It's been many years since I visited during a family reunion, and I'm heartbroken to learn of Steve's passing. Please know that I am there in spirit, although unable to travel from Texas to be with y'all.
Love to all --
Amy and Mahmoud Shojai