Adnan posted a condolence
Saturday, December 9, 2023
From our Creator we’ve come and to our Creator we shall return. It is truly with a heavy heart that I am writing this farewell letter to my dear neighbor Steve. My family and I have known Steve and Debbie as our neighbors since 1998/1999 which was shortly after we arrived to the US. One of the first American families we go to know and call our friends. I sincerely believe that one of life’s basic pleasures is having good neighbors with whom you live in peace with, and Steve and Debbie were heaven sent in that regard. Steve was the first person who introduced me to the beauty of smooth jazz. He let me borrow a couple of CDs when I was still a high school kid, and I was hooked for life. When I started courting my wife in college, one of the things I did to impress her was make her smooth jazz mix CD’s which she really loved. Not too many other guys at that age had a small library of burnt smooth Jazz CDs from his neighbor’s library at his disposal. He and Debbie also took me to my first live jazz performance at the Seattle Jazz Alley, something I vividly remember to this day. Both Steve and Debbie helped me considerably with preparing my application for a 4-year college scholarship which I ended up receiving. Thanks to Steve’s advice on my essay portion and Debbie’s reference letter, I had 4 years of college paid for which took a huge financial burden off my family. These are just some of the reasons why I am so thankful to have had the pleasure of knowing Steve. He made a positive impact on those around him and was just easy to talk to and be with. Please forgive me for any shortcomings, I cannot but feel that there is something more I could and perhaps should have done while you were still with us. We miss and love you always. I hope you rest in peace. -Adnan Salaka
Adisa Salaka posted a condolence
Friday, December 8, 2023
I'm truly saddened by the loss of my dear old neighbor, Steve. He was one of the kindest people I knew, always wearing a smile that brightened everyone's day. His energy was so pure and accepting, leaving a lasting impression on me. Even when Steve was providing serious wisdom, he would work a chuckle in there somehow. I remember when he entrusted me with taking care of his plants when Debbie and him would leave for the weekend (probably to Jim Creek!). He showed me how to properly water them before he left, just to make sure I would do it right. The care and respect he showed the plants stuck with me to this day. I always thought I enjoyed plants and nature, but Steve would whistle while he watered the plants and it emanated pure joy. When he takes that much care and caution around plants, just imagine how thoughtful he was in person. I'll forever treasure his positivity and the valuable lessons he shared. His memory will continue to inspire kindness in me and many others he touched. - Adisa Salaka
Scott Humble posted a condolence
Thursday, November 16, 2023
I'm so sorry to learn of Steve's Passing. I met Steve at Living Spring, My Deceased Wife Jessica Greene and Steve were doing low dose Chemo there and we had great conversations with Steve. Doing Chemo is never fun but talking to Steve was always a joy. He put up a great fight and he will be missed!!!
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Monday, October 16, 2023
L Latasha YoungQQyNE posted a condolence Monday, October 16, 2023 Uncle Steve was a great man who had a courageous, fighting spirit. Everyone loved his upfront personality and quirky humor. He will truly be missed. Sendling all love, prayers and deepest condolences to Faye and his loved ones.