I am so sorry for your loss. Steve was an amazing person and will be greatly missed.
I first met Steve in 2008 when I started working at Sony. The new job was overwhelming but fortunately Steve was there and quickly made me feel comfortable. We realized that we had a lot in common and became good friends. Over the years we had great times working on many Sony projects together and Steve always had brilliant ideas and the know-how to execute them. He built so many cool prototypes, including an interactive mirror that was way ahead of its time.
We also both have a love/hate relationship when it came to working on our cars. Whenever I had a car issue Steve would help in any way he could, including bringing my car to his house and he would jump in and help with the repair. When he moved to Michigan, he would still help me through any car issue I was having and offer advice and encouragement to fix the problem.
When I went to Michigan earlier this year, Steve and Laura were so nice to let me stay with them overnight. It was a short but amazing visit. Steve showed me his house and all the projects he was working on and all the fantastic stuff he had done and I could see how proud he was. The best part was seeing Willow and how much love they had for each other.
Just yesterday I was working on my car and so many times wanted to reach out to Steve for advice...
I first met Steve at Uconn as we were both Graphic Design majors and we became great friends. Over the almost 30 years we shared many great times while he still was in Connecticut. He was a super talented Creator of various types of things—we still use a massive and beautiful bookcase he created for me and my wife as a wedding present. We played hours of tennis and laughed about the crazy world as much as our playing ‘abilities’. His dancing at our wedding was second to none. He also served as our groomsman with class. Despite moving out of CT for bigger and greater experiences we did keep in touch and my wife Kim and I were so happy he did a surprise drop-by in 2017 while briefly back in CT. We got to meet Laura and a very young Willow. It was clear Steven had found true happiness and would leave a family legacy behind worthy of his great and unique personality, as well as his love of the world. We will always remember Steve with the laughter he brought into our lives. For all in Steve’s family, we offer our deepest condolences.
Fred and Kim Barringer
My sincerest condolences to Laura, and to Willow. Steven was a wonderful friend and such a positive influence on my life. I could never thank him enough for reminding me how important it was to stay young at heart, that work didn’t always have to be work, and that men can still play with toys. I’m so fortunate to have gotten him for even a year of my life, and I will miss him dearly. Sending your family all the love and thoughts and prayers I can muster.