ForeverMissed
Stephen H. Price was born November 17th, 1953 in Harlingen Texas to William and Martha Price. Bill and Marty also had a daughter Sheila, Steve's younger sister. After the passing of Steve's father, Marty married Gene Holloway of Houston, Texas. In 1960, Steve and his sister were legally adopted by Gene, an engineer at NASA. Steve soon welcomed into his life three more sisters: Sonya, Sarah, and Amy Holloway. In 1967, when Steve was 14, his family moved to Cocoa Beach, Florida, where he graduated from Cocoa Beach High School in 1972.
Steve quickly took to beach life and it suited him well. He decked out his VW van and was always seeking the best waves up and down the east coast with his hitchhiking dog Tucker enjoying the ride. As a young man, Steve was a Bohemian and a self made businessman. Steve discovered his passion for the surfboard industry after landing his first job working for Bill Feinberg at Oceanside Surf Shop in the early 70s. There, Steve met his good friend Bill Eberwein while they repaired surfboards.
This friendship would turn out to be the launch pad for Steve and Bill to partner their skills in 1975 to become one of the top custom surfboard builders and suppliers to Ron Jon's and other local surf-shops under the name Ron Jon Boards and Lightwave Surfboards. In 1981, after their amazing run building custom boards for local shops, Steve turned his passion for building boards to a focus on his own company, Lightwave Surfboards. Later, Steve opened his own surf-shop - Lightwave Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach, Florida. As a local business owner who believed strongly in the value of community, Steve was a generous supporter and sponsor of the Lightwave / RonJon's '81 and '82 surf team. Throughout his career, Steve was a well-known contributor to the Florida surfboard industry.

Outside of his work life, Steve was an avid fan of drag racing. He had a passion for fast, sexy cars, which showed in his many lovingly refurbished vintage Porsches. His prize car was a sweet Porsche 911 Carrera convertible.
Steve is survived by his father, Gene Holloway; sisters Sheila Decker, Sonya Holloway, Sarah Holloway, Amy Holloway; and Nieces and Nephews Chris Tarquinio, Tiffany Decker, Travis Decker, Nick Ingersoll, and Lucas Farrar.
Steve was preceded in death by his biological father, William Thomas Price, his Mother, Martha Price Holloway, and his nephew Michael Bigelow.
This online memorial for Steve has been set up by his family to encourage Steve's friends and relatives to upload condolences, stories, and photos of Steve. The family would be deeply appreciative of any remembrances and photos left on this site.
A celebration of Steve's life will be held in Cocoa Beach at a future time and date. Details will be provided on FaceBook and on Steve's Forever Missed site. 
Donations in remembrance of Steve and all the other legendary surfboard builders that made the Florida surfing scene what it is today can be made to Florida Surf Museum at www.floridasurfmuseum.org
August 30, 2021
August 30, 2021
In the late 80s, Steve lived in the condo (Commodore Club) my dad managed and my dad ended up getting me a job at Lightwave Surfshop in the old location in Eau Gallie. I was a 16-year old going to Eau Gallie High School and surfing every chance I could, so I loved working in an actual shop where production happened, even if all I got to do was sweep out a shaping room and occasionally do some sanding. I also got my very first speeding ticket driving a van full of blanks down to West Palm Beach! I bought my first custom board from Steve while I worked there and also for my brother. I still have that board; it sits over my brother in law's bar in Tennessee, and my brother's is still in my mom's garage in Palm Bay, Fl. I thank Steve for that opportunity and wish I would have known him longer and stayed in touch after high school. RIP friend; thank you for the memories.
May 12, 2020
May 12, 2020
Steve was a good friend to my brother Bill, and our family. My Mother felt like Steve was another son and part of our family. In our younger days, my brother Bill and Steve would occasionally take my son, Nikki, to the beach with them, hoping Nikki was cute enough as to attract "chicks". I don't think this ever worked for them, but a good try! Mom and Bill went out to Hawaii in the late 80's and visited with Steve when he worked out there for a time. I'm not sure how long Steve lived in Hawaii, but I'm sure he enjoyed working and living out there. Steve had numerous surf shops and surfboard factories over the years and loved that business. He will be missed greatly!
Bobbi Eberwein
May 12, 2020
May 12, 2020
I am Bill Eberwein and I met Steve at Oceanside Surf Shop which was at the south end of Cocoa Beach in the late 60's. Steve was 16 and I was 17. Steve started off doing ding repair at Oceanside. We soon became good friends. We would surf together and ate a lot at Tippy's Taco House, now Taco City. 
Within a few years we started making surfboards in one of my Dad's old chicken yard coop's. The chickens liked to peck at the blanks and this was a problem. Then we graduated on to rent a small warehouse in Cape Canaveral where we were able to step up our production. The “factory” had a more “pristine” atmosphere and the boards looked much better. The rent was $65 a month. Steve enjoyed glassing the boards and we took turns sanding and polishing. Steve wanted to do the best job possible on all steps involved in making a nice board. As the boards got better, we started selling more and more. Steve made surfboards most of his life and really enjoyed it. He also enjoyed buying and selling Porsche's. He had 5 or 6 different 356's and his last Porsche was a nice 911 Targa. He was knowledgeable and learned a lot about Porsche's. He knew which were the rare models and how many were built. If he kept his collection of Porsche's that he had over the years, I'm sure they would be worth $750,000 or more. We had a lot of good times together. Who would not want to be in their 20's or 30's again? I will miss reminiscing with him about the “the good old days” we shared in our younger days and when the surfing industry was “taking off”, just as the space program was in our area. Fun times!
Bill Eberwein
April 18, 2020
April 18, 2020
I just wanted to thank everyone for the support you gave to Stephen and the Family. Till we see you in Aug.
Cheers Sonya

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August 30, 2021
August 30, 2021
In the late 80s, Steve lived in the condo (Commodore Club) my dad managed and my dad ended up getting me a job at Lightwave Surfshop in the old location in Eau Gallie. I was a 16-year old going to Eau Gallie High School and surfing every chance I could, so I loved working in an actual shop where production happened, even if all I got to do was sweep out a shaping room and occasionally do some sanding. I also got my very first speeding ticket driving a van full of blanks down to West Palm Beach! I bought my first custom board from Steve while I worked there and also for my brother. I still have that board; it sits over my brother in law's bar in Tennessee, and my brother's is still in my mom's garage in Palm Bay, Fl. I thank Steve for that opportunity and wish I would have known him longer and stayed in touch after high school. RIP friend; thank you for the memories.
May 12, 2020
May 12, 2020
Steve was a good friend to my brother Bill, and our family. My Mother felt like Steve was another son and part of our family. In our younger days, my brother Bill and Steve would occasionally take my son, Nikki, to the beach with them, hoping Nikki was cute enough as to attract "chicks". I don't think this ever worked for them, but a good try! Mom and Bill went out to Hawaii in the late 80's and visited with Steve when he worked out there for a time. I'm not sure how long Steve lived in Hawaii, but I'm sure he enjoyed working and living out there. Steve had numerous surf shops and surfboard factories over the years and loved that business. He will be missed greatly!
Bobbi Eberwein
His Life
Stephen H. Price was born November 17th, 1953 in Harlingen Texas to William and Martha Price. Bill and Marty also had a daughter Sheila, Steve's younger sister. After the passing of Steve's father, Marty married Gene Holloway of Houston, Texas. In 1960, Steve and his sister were legally adopted by Gene, an engineer at NASA. Steve soon welcomed into his life three more sisters: Sonya, Sarah, and Amy Holloway. In 1967, when Steve was 14, his family moved to Cocoa Beach, Florida, where he graduated from Cocoa Beach High School in 1972.
Steve quickly took to beach life and it suited him well. He decked out his VW van and was always seeking the best waves up and down the east coast with his hitchhiking dog Tucker enjoying the ride. As a young man, Steve was a Bohemian and a self made businessman. Steve discovered his passion for the surfboard industry after landing his first job working for Bill Feinberg at Oceanside Surf Shop in the early 70s. There, Steve met his good friend Bill Eberwein while they repaired surfboards.
This friendship would turn out to be the launch pad for Steve and Bill to partner their skills in 1975, to become one of the top custom surfboard builders and suppliers to Ron Jon's and other local surf-shops under the name Ron Jon Boards and Lightwave Surfboards. In 1981, after their amazing run building custom boards for local shops, Steve turned his passion for building boards to a focus on his own company, Lightwave Surfboards. Later, Steve opened his own surf-shop - Lightwave Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach, Florida. As a local business owner who believed strongly in the value of community, Steve was a generous supporter and sponsor of the Lightwave / RonJon's '81 and '82 surf team. Throughout his career, Steve was a well-known contributor to the Florida surfboard industry.

Outside of his work life, Steve was an avid fan of drag racing. He had a passion for fast, sexy cars, which showed in his many lovingly refurbished vintage Porsches. His prize car was a sweet Porsche 911 Carrera convertible.
Steve is survived by his father, Gene Holloway; sisters Sheila Decker, Sonya Holloway, Sarah Holloway, Amy Holloway; and Nieces and Nephews Chris Tarqunio, Tiffany Decker, Travis Decker, Nick Ingersoll, and Lucas Farrar.
Steve was preceded in death by his biological father, William Thomas Price, his Mother, Martha Price Holloway, and his nephew Michael Bigelow.
This online memorial for Steve has been set up by his family to encourage Steve's friends and family to upload condolences, stories, and photos of Steve. The family would be deeply appreciative of any remembrances and photos left on this site.
A celebration of Steve's life will be held in Cocoa Beach at a future time and date. Details will be provided on FaceBook and on the above memorial site. 
Donations in remembrance of Steve and all the other legendary surfboard builders that made the Florida surfing scene what it is today can be made to Florida Surf Museum at www.floridasurfmuseum.org
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My Brother Steve

April 18, 2020

Steve, My Big Brother: I know it wasn't always easy growing up with little sisters, but having you as my big brother meant the world to me. My cherished memories of you:
-Giving me your ice cream cone after my landed upside down on the sidewalk
-Teaching me to ride my bike without training wheels
-Waking up Christmas morning to my most cherished gift - hand crafted by you - a one-of a kind O'Hare single fin custom shaped surfboard with graphic from heaven
-Letting me experience cleaning out your car for $1.00 plus tips, and scoring an extra $20.00 in change from in and under the seats. It was like hitting the jackpot!
-Teaching me how to be your personal office assistant while you were my on-duty babysitter
-Watching you run your surfboard business and seeing you enjoy the fruits of your labor
-Trusting me to drive your most cherished car, a Porsche 911 convertible, with the top down
-Your wonderful sense of humor, sarcastic laugh, kindness,and honesty
-Always looking out for me for my own good even when I was feeling independent
-I admired you for your perseverance and taking the opportunity to enjoy the good times life offered you, even when much of it was very hard
-Watching you handle your life's journey with grace. I am proud to forever call you my Brother

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