- 47 years old
- Date of birth: Sep 13, 1965
- Date of passing: Sep 2, 2013
|Let the memory of Steven be with us forever|
"I knew Steve and his commanding of US Army troops at Fort Mott,NJ,Sandy Hook,NJ-Fort Hancock. He almost got me in to doing WW2 US Army portrayals? I feel we all will see him at a future site,looking over the men ? RIP Steve"
"Steve you are not forgotten. Knowing you and your family was a big part of Pat & I. Pat enjoyed his time with you and George. Thank you for the memories."
"It has been two years since you left us. We think of you often and we are not over losing you and never will. You were a good friend but I also considered you my brother as well. You were always a phone call away when I was dealing with my mothers illness. You always had something to say that built me back up. Thank You Steve. I know you are around us all and will always be there. As long as I live, I will remember you and the good times we had. Rest In Peace."
"I have not forgotten him, and his kindness and read smile. He will be remembered each time I attend an event."
"To Steve's Family and many Friends;
On this First year anniversary of Steve's passing, it's my hope and prayer that some of the great pain of loss has passed, and some healing has been able to take place. I can only speak from the historical re-enactor contingent, as that is where I knew Steve. I also knew that he was a consumate husband, father, and friend to so many.
Going forward can be a difficult thing after losing a loved one, but it's what we must do, to honor their memory... we can do no less. In going forward, Steve walks with us, and from a much better place shares with us our triumphs, and our sorrows, and all those other little things of life. Rest assured, he'll be laughing and crying along with us!
Steve will never be forgotten. As time passes, we'll recall more and more all those good things and great times rather than the not so good or great...and that's where Steve's memory will really shine!
To all who were touched by having Steve in their lives; be well, live well,
and do well. Steve's not as far away as we may think.
"Just finding out that a wonderful person I knew, Has gone to a better place. I have so many memories of him. Spending time with my husband Patrick at Time Line and George his brother. Steve will always be remembered in our hearts and so glad that I knew him. May you rest and be watching over all of us down here waiting to see you again."
"To the Kapotas Family, Br. George, All in the LHA and the 914th:
I was greatly saddened to learn of Steve's passing. Steve was a man of exceptional character and a special sense of humor. His love of family, history, and re-enacting was an example. My prayers and sincerest condolences to all of you who knew Steve and were touched by him."
"Steve was a wonderful man who contributed some much to our lives. He came to water works at the Warwick Y with a smile on his face even though his illness was progressing rapidly. He loved my cookies and cakes with a relish and shared them with Joshua. He will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him."
"Having known Steve for over 20 years he will always be one of my friends. It's now time for you to rest and we will meet soon enough.
In treue fest.
"In 1998 I attended my first IGAP. After a 14 hour trip from Atlanta and dog tired, I met Steve as I was 'setting' up in barracks. His warmth, kindness and help that day washed away the sluggishness of that road trip and impressed me so to this day. In subsequent years he and I shared many great times in the 'Field', long may you find rest my friend, you will be missed - Dein Waffenbrueder."
"Great guy. Friendly and caring. He will be missed. God has another angel."
"I will always remember Steve for his smile and friendly demeanor at our water aerobics class at the Kent County YMCA. I knew he wasn't well but that didn't stop him from helping and caring about everyone he met. He never complained about his illness and he tried to make me laugh. Steve, I will miss you and all the ladies won't forget you. I know there are angels watching over you right now"
"This news of Steve passing is nothing less than stunning to every sense! He was a class act with few who could hold a candle to him. I didn't see him as often the past few years but kept in touch through the web pages. The loss of Steve will reverberate throughout the reenacting/living history community and I have not doubt, is irreplaceable. You will be missed profoundly Steve. RIP"
"We also had the pleasure of meeting Steve through the Living History Association and its Timeline Event. We were always impressed with his authentic portrayal and his love of keeping history alive. You will be missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
With sympathy from all of us in The Champlain Rifles Civil War Group"
"I knew Steve from the Kent co.YMCA. We were in the "water works" along with some great people.Steve was always so friendly and always smiled.He loved his children and would bring them in sometimes. He will be missed by all of us at the Y and my heart goes out to his beautiful children.Rest in peace Steve."
"I met Steve in 1985 and we had an instant attraction. We spent the next months enjoying our special time together as we knew it would end once I moved out of state but that didn't stop us from going "all-in". I will always treasure that special time and be forever changed by his love, kindness and caring. While we lost touch over the years, we did reconnect earlier this year. Love you!"
"I knew Steve through the Warwick, RI, water aerobics class. He was always sweet and pleasant to be around, with a good sense of humor and attitude. He would bring in his children once in a while; and it was evident as to what a wonderful Dad he was. We will all miss his smiling face and gentle ways."
"Steve and Iet back in late 80's and we had an instant connection we married in 1991 and later had a son Steven he a few years later we had our daughter Marianthi and we had our perfect family. Like everyone we had our ups and downs unfortunately the downs took over after separated we got close and my kids and I were there til the end Weiss u and ur smile and we have a void luck ya rip hun"
"met steve a few times at gap and odessa always nice had a few drinks with him,"
"Steve was all ways cheer full you wouldn't think by tailing to him he had any other worries in the world . I was all ways treated with respect and kindness by him and anyone around him at the time . I will think of him with respect and call him my friend . God bless the family"
"I first met Steve in 2003 at the LHA Timeline event in Shaftsbury, VT. It was spitting rain and, if I remember right, the event had a total of 10 other participants; Steve was in his WW1 impression carrying around a BAR, the first time I had seen one outside of a museum. From that day on I always had someone I could fall in with or talk to, and he always had a token German for VT events!"
"I met Steve with the 916th(1996)and again with WW1,26div. Words can not convey the sense of loss to all. He was a great man. God bless his family . I will concentrate on the good memories of Steve and remember him thru those.."
"I knew Steve from my first day in the hobby many years ago now. He was a staple in the New England living history community, and a friend to all those who knew him. I can speak for the entire 26th YD when I say that we are all going to miss him dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Rest in peace, Steve."
"Steve had an aura about him, few people have. He made you feel wanted, and your opinion mattered. He never held bias toward what uniform you wore, or which unit you belonged to. I will try not to mourn his passing. But I will celebrate his life. And how much joy he has brought to others. Rest in peace my friend. And may the angels hold you in theirs."
"I met Steve when he first asked about re-eneacting some many years ago. He was just one of those people who voraciously learned and added to all he did. I remember the countless conversations about history and details with him. You will always be missed, rest well my friend."
"Steve always had a smile, and a way of making you feel welcome without saying a word. As with many, I met him through re-enacting. He was always a sane and serene prescence in the midst of the insanity we sometimes experienced at events. I will never forget him, and offer my sympathies to his family and friends."
"I met Steve and George back in the early 90s and always enjoyed their competition when facing them in the field. Our 26th unit always had its hands full when facing them. Its very sad to see such a great guy like Steve leave us at such a young age. Rest in peace Buddy"
"I’ve Known Steve since I started re-enacting back in '96. Real good guy, and a big loss to the living history community. Sorry to see you go. Tell Muth and Danny I said 'Hi', and I will see you guys soon."
"I first met Steve back in 1992 or 93, when he took the time to talk to an 18 year old kid about a hobby he loved so much. Over the years I have fought beside him and against him at many events. He was truly a great guy to be around and a good friend who was always willing to lend a hand. I miss him, and know he will always live on in the stories told where ever re-enactors gather."
"I've only known Steve for 1 year yet I feel I've known him for 10.
“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.”
Steve will live on as we share stories and raise many a drink to him."
"Steve was one of those people who come along and touch everyone he met. He was a dear friend and a mentor in the reenacting community. He was always ready to lend a hand, share a drink, or just make you smile. Even when he knew he didn't have much time left his attitude was always positive. I'll miss you my dear friend. Major Martha"
"Steve and I met 22 years ago at an LHA Timeline. We became instant friends as do most who meet him. During that time we have shared many good times and made memories I will always hold in my heart. I will always remember the passion, enthusiasm and positive attitude he always had about everything. Rest in Peace my dear friend. Watch over us. Love to you always."
"you will be deeply missed my friend rest in peace."
"Steve got me hooked on reenacting at the Collings Foundation "Battle of The Airfield" Event in 2007. He welcomed me as a friend for the first time meeting him, like he does with everyone. In that time we've made a friendship that will never end. He was like the father I always wanted and never had. Steve's brother George iwas lucky to have a great brother like Steve. Ill Miss you Steve."
""I started reenacting with Steve and 914 six years ago when I was still in 8th grade. He made me feel so welcome and at home That I have been stuck with them ever since. The LHA and reenacting in New England lost a great man, I will never forget you and when I am out of Norwich you shall have your hetzer for you my friend.""
"I think I met Steve for the first time at the Timeline or a board meeting. He was extremely passionate for his unit, the Living History Association, and World War II. history. He never stopped asking us to join the 914th. He never stopped living or stopped doing what he loved even to the end. We love you Steve, you are in a better place now :)"
"I met Steve when I first started doing WWII Living History with the 26YD Co.B.. I'll always remember how helpful & friendly he was when ever we met at an event, traded emails or spoke on the phone or his smile when he said hello whenever you met him at an event. Steve was a class act and will be missed by all those that knew him. Rest in peace my friend."
You are a dear friend to have spent time with Steve, I met him in doing wwii living history and will always remember his positive, can do, attitude during his illness, he always was there to " guard my display" when I needed a break, my thoughts of sympathy, diane"
"I met Steve 28 years ago at Lechmere in Cambridge. He became a good friend to me. Never forget that giggle he had!! People's lives change and time slips away..Steve will always have a special place in my heart. Much love to your family."
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