In Memory

Stephen Stroh

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07/27/13 04:02 PM #1    

Ellen Coyne (Harvey)

As I am completing the Timeline and looking at profiles, I am also chastizing myself for not writing about Steve, who died of MS. Joe Morgan really kept up with Steve. I believe Steve worked for the Albuquerque Journal. His writing talents expressed themselves in Dick Ness's Creative Writing class. For me, Steve will always emerge as one of the kindest human beings on the planet.  His soft-spoken, clever, dry humor has been sorely missed. Of course, the good die young, just as Steve did.....

Ellen Coyne (Harvey)



12/27/15 02:03 PM #2    

Craig Dear

I remember Steve Stroh as a guy who could be funny without hurting anyone who did not deserve it and he held a place in the class that was only to be filled by him.  When my brothers and I buried our parents, (100 days apart) I was truly surprised by nearly walking on Steve's headstone.  I simply said  Son, July 3, 1945 and May 14,1985.  He left us and a hole in the class at the young age of 39.           Craig Dear

12/28/15 01:31 PM #3    

Lane (Aka Lanny) Leckman

Steve's father worked at the Journal. Steve worked at a bookstore and  am not sure where

else. He had a very aggressive version of Multiple Sclerosis which he died of. He kept his sense of humor until late in his life. I remember him still telling me a joke when he was unable to do more than sit up in bed.

It was a tough way to go.


12/29/15 04:02 PM #4    

Peter Scholl

I knew Steve and his whole family really well as we all went to the same church--St Timothy Lutheran, on Copper St, not far from HHS. Also from Boy Scouts. I remember Steve standing by campfires on cold mornings singing parodies of pop songs through the smoke. I was once in a 2 character play opposite Steve in church--he was a Roman soldier. I'm pretty sure he was in band--maybe it was the baritone horn? He often had lip issues. As Lane has commented, it was a hard way to go.  I wish he had had better luck in this life.

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