Dear Helen & Family,
May warm memories of the happy times you shared comfort you. Take solace in knowing that Steve's legacy lives on through all of his positive, charitable deeds, & through all of you. Our sincere condolences to you.
With deepest sympathy,
Sue Hammond & Jim Wakeman
Written by Sue Hammond
2013-01-06 7:12:54 PM
our sincere sympathies are with you and your family.
Mike and Jennifer June
Written by Jennifer June
2013-01-06 8:33:22 PM
Dear Helen and Family,
Our prayers for God's strength and His peace at this very sad time. We cherish having known Steve, and are, with the community, so grateful for his many, many contributions. We will miss him.
Written by Tom and Joan Lemke
2013-01-07 10:10:42 PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the memories of Steve's wonderful life and the legacy he leaves bring you comfort and peace.
Dan and Katie Smith
Written by Dan and Katie Smith
2013-01-07 11:05:49 AM
Oh how we will miss watching those gorgeous sunsets on the farm with Steve.Steve was so beloved and accomplished because he was a great "listener", humble and kind to everyone that crossed the threshold into his home or walked into his beloved vineyards! Loved the twinkle in his eye and great sense of humor!!!
Loved watching him on the "picker" and knew he was happiest in his beloved "vineyards" and eating one of your fabulous meals with Zeba by his side!
With our deepest sympathy,
Brenda and Fred
Written by Brenda Curtis- and Fred Heiken
2013-01-07 11:27:09 AM
My thoughts are with you and yours. Steve was a joy and his smile could light up a room. What a wonderful person. It was a pleasure to know him.
Written by Lisa Schultz
2013-01-07 11:34:29 AM
Dear Helen....so very very sorry for your loss. My Deepest Sympathies to you and your family. Cynthia (Brenda's cousin)
Written by Cynthia Mace Arnett
2013-01-07 12:00:48 AM
Dear Helen, Julie, and Family.
So very sorry to hear the news. I am thinking about you. I am so glad I got to know Steve a little bit at our shared dinners (Jack's).He loved to educate me about grape farming.
God Bless you.
Written by Garry Brown
2013-01-07 12:01:28 PM
Baran family - Our condolences for your loss. It was such a pleasure to know Steve. I enjoyed our many meetings at the Bark Grill, Rotary functions and at Jack's over the years. Thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Jim Blanchard & Ann Belcher
Written by Jim Blanchard
2013-01-07 1:11:11 PM
Julia and Helen,
Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Steve. he was an extremely kind man, and made my days at Westfield all the better.
Written by Peter Aleksandrowicz
2013-01-07 1:40:50 PM
so sorry for uor life long friend
Written by alfred hall
2013-01-07 1:56:19 PM
Sorry for your loss, though Steve didnt know who I was. I knew him as a model citizen of Westfield for many years.
Written by Craig DeLand
2013-01-07 2:36:07 PM
Peace be with your entire family. Westfield has lost a great man.
Jane and Jim Minton
Written by Jane Minton
2013-01-07 2:59:25 PM
Dear Helen & Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Someone as special as Steve will never be forgotten. He will remain in our hearts forever. Steve was a truly genuine and caring person, who had a positive influence on so many people, including myself. I will never forget the countless life lessons he shared. I am honored to have known Steve and so very fortunate he impacted my life.
With Deepest Sympathy,
John, Kathy & Chet
Written by John Machemer
2013-01-07 3:10:31 PM
Dear Helen and Family,
So sorry to hear of Steve's passing. We are wintering at our home in Florida, but wish you all God's comfort and prayers for you and the family at this time of sorrow.
Written by William & Patricia Burgess
2013-01-07 4:06:08 PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with your loss. Steve was not only a great member of our community, but also a thoughtful and wonderful neighbor.
Written by Michael & Barbara Breads
2013-01-07 6:06:43 PM
To Steve's family, we are truly saddened to hear the loss of a great man of Westfield. My God keep you hand help you in your time of grief.
Written by Janet and Betty Reid
2013-01-07 6:24:31 PM
Dear Helen and family, we are so sorry to hear of your lost. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this diffucult time. Ed & Sue Czysz
Written by Edward Czysz
2013-01-07 7:22:28 AM
Helen and Family,
My sincerest prayers are with all of you at this time. Your loss is great and know that Steve will be missed here at Grower's. We had a chance to see each other and your words of kindness to our family while you were suffering was so kind and thoughtful. Remain strong and God Bless!!
Written by Jim Gillespie
2013-01-07 8:12:08 AM
Helen & family
A loss too deep for words; Steve will always be remembered for his invaluable services to the Westfield community, and as a wonderful friend.
Written by John & Carolyn Rawlinson
2013-01-07 8:25:18 AM
Julie, Steve and family,
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you.
Written by Fred - Darlene Forsythe
2013-01-07 8:45:00 PM
So sorry for your loss...
Written by Nora Cutting-Shreve
2013-01-07 9:13:17 AM
Dear Julie and family,
Read the sad news in the paper yesterday. Westfield has lost a great ambassador, and your family a great man. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Louise
Written by Louise Young
2013-01-07 9:14:41 AM
Helen & family,
I as so sorry to hear about Steve's passing. He will be missed by not only the residents of Westfield, but others around the area.
He was a valuable asset to the community.
Written by Jeri Benzing
2013-01-08 10:34:34 AM
Helen, my sincere condolences to you and your family. I know this journey has been long and hard. I pray you fell Christ's presence with you as you go through this time.
Written by Mark Webb
2013-01-08 12:25:41 PM
It was a pleasure getting to know all of you and caring for your Husband/Father at the hospital. Your family will always be remembered and you are all in my prayers.
Elisha Duell (St.Vincent Nurse)
Written by Elisha Duell
2013-01-08 2:46:03 AM
Dear Helen and Family. I am sorry to learn of the passing of Steve. I know that he be missed by many.
Written by Harold Walker
2013-01-08 5:03:42 PM
Drora Karniel of Kfar Tavor, Israel, dictated her condolence message over the phone after I read her your email and the linked obituary. I, Tamar, send you much love, and I miss Steve though we never met.
I am very sad to learn of your husband, Steve's, death. You were such a lovely couple, and hosted me and my husband, Mordechai, welcoming us as family. Steve was a fine person, someone like you, whom we rarely meet in life. I hope you find comfort in the good person Steve was and in the good work he did all his life. Be strong. May Steve's memory be a blessing.
Drora (who loves you so much and can never forget you. You are my family.)
Written by Drora Karniel
2013-01-08 5:28:13 AM
Helen, I am truly sorry for you and your family's loss. I know this has been a very difficult journey. My thoughts and prayer are with you at this difficult time.
Written by Tom Fucci
2013-01-08 6:23:48 AM
Carol and I were sad to hear of Steve's death. We watched you from a distance as you and he quietly went about doing the good that you always did for Westfield and the larger community.
Of your children we knew Julie best and we hope you will pass along to her and the rest of your family our sincere condolences.
Carol and Art Webster
Written by Art Webster
2013-01-08 7:45:44 AM
Dear Mrs Baran.
My sincere condolences to you and your family on passing of your husband.May God comfort you in your sorrow.
Written by Zdzislaw Chorazy
2013-01-08 8:09:26 PM
Ms. Helen this is Chad Snead im JB and Linda nephew from North Carolina you met me and Shanda a few years back when we came to visit. We enjoyed meeting you and Mr. Steve and getting to know the two of you. Shanda and I are deeply sorry for your loss we could tell you two loved each other deeply and I know his loss will not only be felt by you but by all his friends and community. We will be praying for you and will be keeping up with you thur uncle JB and aunt Linda.
Written by Chad and Shanda Snead
2013-01-08 8:44:50 AM
My deepest sympathy. My prayers are with you.
Written by Gloria McCormick
2013-01-09 10:30:30 AM
Our deepest condolences.
Steve was obviously a loved, talented and charitable man. We are sorry we did not get to know him better. He will be missed by so many people.
Written by Robert and Valentina Lee
2013-01-09 5:28:05 PM
Such good memories I have of talking with you and Steve at family gatherings. I am saddened by this news and will miss him. My love and prayers are with you.
Written by Marti Yarington
2013-01-09 8:35:01 AM
I was sorry to learn of your husband's passing. My sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Written by Natalie Dwyer-Haller
2013-01-10 12:56:26 PM
Dear Helen and Family:
After reading Steve's obituary and recalling how much he and you have done for grape farmers,the grape industry and Westfield, I think the words of Adlai Stevenson, in his eulogy for a friend seems so appropriate:
"I think it will always be April in our memory of him. It will always be a bright, fresh day, full of the infinite vanity and the promise of new life. Perhaps noting has gone at all. Perhaps only the embodiment of the thing tender, precious to us all - a friendship that is immortal and doesn't pass along. It will always be revived for me as I know for each of you each spring".
You know better than any of the rest of us what a rock Steve was for all of us.
Mary and I send our warmest, deepest thoughts.
Written by Joseph Gerace
2013-01-10 6:31:35 PM
deepest sympathy to you and your family for your lose...
Written by ART N PEGGY AMIDON
2013-01-10 7:17:14 PM
Dear Helen, Our Deepest Sympathy to you and your family. Not too many people have the opportunity to make such an impact on a community as Steve did. We feel fortunate to have known him - his gentle ways and "pearls of wisdom" will always be how we will remember him. We are so sorry that we were unable to pay our respects in person. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Barbara and Bob
Written by Bob and Barbara Malinowski
2013-01-11 10:28:16 PM
We are so sorry for your loss. Steve had such a gentle spirit and true love of the land. He will be greatly missed.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Written by John and Cathy Riscili- Staszewski
2013-01-11 4:41:53 PM
I was so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. It always seems that people are gone too quickly from our lives. I hope that you and your family can find comfort from the bibles message at Revelation 21: 3&4 where it says that "God will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry or pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."
My deepest condolences to you and your family!
Written by Emily Plott
2013-01-11 6:10:20 AM
Helen and Family:
I'm so sorry to learn of Steve's passing. Living next door to you brings back so many memories of helping in the cherry orchards and grape vineyards.
I loved how he rewarded our hard work of pulling brush and tying grapes with a bird's eye view on the grape picker.
He was always such a gracious and kind man.
You and your family are in my prayers.
Written by Brenda Prell (Rose)
2013-01-16 3:44:10 PM