<Originally posted 6/18/14>
THE PASSING OF PATRICK "RICK" STEFFA
Father’s Day, the world lost one of the best dads in Patrick “Rick”
Steffa. Through his 59 years of life Rick was the rock, the lifeline,
the support mechanism and the catalyst for his family, his friends and
his neighborhoods. I write this knowing that Rick would not want any
tears, even though I have cried, he would not want any sadness, even
though I am very sad. He would want us to celebrate his life, his
passion and his emotion to challenge life, to make things better for
everyone else at the expense of ourselves. This is who Rick is.
while full of life, always shunned the spotlight. He was the one behind
the scenes “fixing” things be it with his hands, his brains, or his
wallet. No responsibility or favor was too much. And through it all, he
never asked for a thank you, a payback or what’s in it for me. What he
did for people was just part of his personality. His spirit and passion
were captivating. In every sense of the word, he is a hero.
is survived by his wife Diane and children: Patrick, Olivia,
Christopher and Nicole. He is the grandfather of Tyler, Jake, Anthony
and Dylan. His mother Pat, brothers Kevin and Joe, and sister Marianne
will miss him terribly. His dad George and brother Tommy will be
welcoming him into his rightful place in the Kingdom of Heaven.
was a caring husband, a terrific dad and grandpop, a devoted son and a
loving brother, but yet he was a better man. You will be missed Rick
while still being an inspiration.
The viewing for Rick is
Thursday night at Spencer T. Videon of Drexel Hill on Garrett Road at
Shadeland Avenue from 6 to 9 PM. Mass of Christian burial is scheduled
for Friday at St. Andrew the Apostle, 3500 School Lane in Drexel Hill,
PA starting at 11 AM.