Steve passed away November 21, 2019 surrounded by his family.
He was predeceased by his parents Carl and Mary Rulis and his sister Barbara (Bob) Smuda.
He is survived by his loving wife Cathy, daughters Sharon and Michelle, and his granddaughter Mika.Also survived by his aunt Barbara Blendy, brother Carl (Cathi) Rulis, sister Joan (Andy) Immerman, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was born in Philadelphia and worked downtown at an advertising agency where he met his future wife, Cathy.They were married 44 ½ years and raised two daughters, Sharon and Michelle. He was a hard worker who made sure he did everything possible to provide for his family.

Steve was lucky to be able to retire early as a facilities manager. He spent his retirement relaxing, listening to reggae and enjoying life which included going on frequent trips with his wife. His favorite vacation spot was Ocean City, MD.He would be there 3 or 4 times a year.

Steve was a huge fan of baseball and football and enjoyed cheering on his favorite Philadelphia sports teams. His favorite sport was ice hockey. In his younger years, he played as a goalie on different men’s teams throughout the Philadelphia area.He was also an avid golfer, making several trips to Myrtle Beach, SC.

His absolute delight was his 2-year old granddaughter, Mika. His eyes would light up when he talked about her and his smile would radiate whenever she was around him.

Steve was known for his sense of humor, accepting everyone for who they are, and being a strong man who never complained. He was a great friend and a genuine most kindhearted person. He will truly be missed, but never forgotten.

Family and friends are invited to his visitation Sat., Dec. 14, 2019 from 10-11:30 am at the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit, Holy Name of Jesus Church, 17 Earlington Ave., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062, where Memorial Mass will follow. Interment private at the convenience of the family.



Posted by Karen Kenny De Biase on December 6, 2019
I worked with Steve at SJG in Folsom for a long time, he was always very kind and friendly and funny. I saw him last in October at the Gaslight dinner, he looked great and I told him so. I'm very sorry for your loss, he will be missed. Thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
Posted by Joan Immerman on December 4, 2019
We will sorely miss you, my dear brother! You had a lot of knocks in life...losing our Mom at such a young age and dealing with health problems but you never let that stop you or never considered yourself a victim. You rose above it all, worked hard, married your soulmate, Cathy, together almost 45 years and raised two beautiful daughters and even got to enjoy your sweet granddaughter Mika for the last 2 years of life! You made us laugh with your keen wit and humor and had a sensitive heart of gold! Here's to you, Steve! May you have found an everlasting peace and a new life without suffering! Love You! Your Sis and brother-in-law, Joanie and Andy
Posted by Linda Wilson on December 3, 2019
I am so very sorry to hear of Steve's passing. He and I were childhood friends since kindergarten. He even took me to my senior prom. In recent years we would meet for lunch where he loved talking about the loves of his life: his wife, daughters and granddaughter. He was so proud of you all and loved you so much. He tried so hard to stay for all of you, but God needed him home. The best part about loving someone is that they live on in us forever. I will miss you, Stevie. How I wish I could have one last lunch with you.

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Posted by Karen Kenny De Biase on December 6, 2019
I worked with Steve at SJG in Folsom for a long time, he was always very kind and friendly and funny. I saw him last in October at the Gaslight dinner, he looked great and I told him so. I'm very sorry for your loss, he will be missed. Thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
Posted by Joan Immerman on December 4, 2019
We will sorely miss you, my dear brother! You had a lot of knocks in life...losing our Mom at such a young age and dealing with health problems but you never let that stop you or never considered yourself a victim. You rose above it all, worked hard, married your soulmate, Cathy, together almost 45 years and raised two beautiful daughters and even got to enjoy your sweet granddaughter Mika for the last 2 years of life! You made us laugh with your keen wit and humor and had a sensitive heart of gold! Here's to you, Steve! May you have found an everlasting peace and a new life without suffering! Love You! Your Sis and brother-in-law, Joanie and Andy
Posted by Linda Wilson on December 3, 2019
I am so very sorry to hear of Steve's passing. He and I were childhood friends since kindergarten. He even took me to my senior prom. In recent years we would meet for lunch where he loved talking about the loves of his life: his wife, daughters and granddaughter. He was so proud of you all and loved you so much. He tried so hard to stay for all of you, but God needed him home. The best part about loving someone is that they live on in us forever. I will miss you, Stevie. How I wish I could have one last lunch with you.
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