Steve was born and raised in San Diego. He was retired in San Antonio after working for Capco Steel where he built steel storage units across the United States. He was a complicated, loving and caring man. His donations to children and animal charities will be remembered. Steve valued all of his many friendships. He was dearly loved by his family and will be missed always. He is survived by his mother, Betty Des Lauriers; his sister, Suzanne Gilroy (Richard); his brother, Richard Des Lauriers (Tracey); and his niece, Jessica Des Lauriers. We wish we could have hugged you one more time. Services will be held at Featheringill Mortuary in San Diego, February 20, 2008 at 1:00 PM.

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  1. My sincerest sympathies go to Betty and Steve’s family. He loved you all very much. Steve was a very good friend to me (one of my closest and best friends) and my family for many years. He was always so giving, kind, loving and always there whenever any of us needed him. He touched our lives in so many ways. I have some wonderful memories of Steve. I will all miss him so much. Much love Suzi

  2. Our sincerest sympathy for the family. We love Steve and will always remember. He was an extremely important part of our lives. With thought, Coy and Arden

  3. It is said that first impressions last forever, and they do. Although we only met Steve twice through his good friend, Suzy, we were immediately impressed by his manners, warmth, kindness and sense of humor. Your family is in our prayers, asking God to give you comfort and strength during this difficult time.

  4. I met Steve through my brother, Coy; we became good friends. There was a mutual love of Nascar, Spurs and my dog, Junior. He always said the last 2 minutes of the event were the most exciting. My son, Jess, called him Uncle Steve. Always a loving & caring Steve. We miss hum & think of him daily. He will always be in our hearts. Thinking of your family at this time, Sharon Anderson Angew

  5. Our sincere sympathies are with you and you family. May God Bless You. Becky Tortorello And Sons

  6. Steve was a big part of our lives for so many years. We have some great memories of those times. He got me through some really hard times with his humor, he could always make me laugh. He will be missed. “We love you Steve, Forever plus one day”. To his family – Steve talked and thought so much of you. Just know that he loved you very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Brady & Dawn

  7. All of these heartfelt words, the obvious genuine sentiment written here about Steve by people who loved and cared about him, outside of his homestate of California, are comforting for grieving old friends from back home in San Diego, like me, to read, knowing that of course, after all these years, he was still making those easy and close friendships whose loyalties would last forever. It is good to be reminded how deeply he touched others, and at the same time there are too many of us who will miss him. Sincerely, an old friend.

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