Steve Straus
December 20, 1949 - March 11, 2021
Woolley Boglioli Funeral Home
Maria Kornea
Andy Warner
Jeanine Budwick
Jeanine Budwick
Jeanine Budwick
Danny Dworkin
May and Brian Truxal
Steve Meltzer
Marisa and Elana Lippa
Ruth Korn
Dennis and Jeanne McFerren
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Steve H. Straus, 71, of Red Bank, NJ, formerly of Little Silver passed away Thursday, March 11th. Steve was born in Long Branch, NJ and lived most of his life in Little Silver and Red Bank. A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, he loved traveling the world with Harriet and spending time with family and …
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Bob Cohn left a message on March 17, 2021:
The coolest guy I know. Generous, kind, smart funny as hell. My role-model and brother figure. A true mensch. Miss you terribly.
Maria Kornea left a message on March 16, 2021:
My deepest sympathy to Steve's family. I simply loved Steve. We worked together at HP and shared accounts, lunches, dinners and many laughs. Steve was a beautiful human being. Steve always referred to Harriet as his "bride" and that just put a smile on my face. He was a thoughtful and caring human being, I shall miss him.
David Peterson left a message on March 15, 2021:
Harriet, my oldest friend and neighbor. MaryIna and I are so fortunate to have met Steve while you were both in Maine just a couple of years ago. Thank You for including us in the services in Steve's honor. I promise to stay in touch. Peace and Blessings to You and Your family. We send our deepest condolences and warmest regards. David and MaryIna
Andy Warner left a message on March 14, 2021:
To a really good man. He was always very kind to me growing up. Many memories I keep close to me involved Steve and Harriet. And I’m thinking about the whole family during this tough time. Especially my good friend Dave and Harriet.
Nina Willey left a message on March 14, 2021:
I am very sorry to learn of Steve's passing. I have great memories of him growing up on Queens Drive. He was always a fun, kind, upbeat person. I was very happy to become reacquainted with him as an adult through our children and through Harriet. Please accept my sincere condolences Harriet, David and Jacob.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Peter and Deb Levitov left a message on March 14, 2021:
Steve was one of a kind, a very special guy. He was my only male cousin and I knew him from the time he was born. Although we lived far from each other, we maintained a close and always humorous relationship. He was Steverino. I was Pietro. Steve was always upbeat, long before he ever had an ailment. His positivity was infectious and uplifted everyone in his company. As a kid, I remember going crabbing in the Navesink River with him and his father, my Uncle Ed. He had fun at whatever he did and made sure others with him did as well. Over the years I knew he was a pillar of his community and the rock of his family. Deb and I will miss him and send our condolences to Harriet, Jake, Dave, Robin, their families and all others he touched,
Linda and Alan Brewster left a message on March 14, 2021:
Our deepest condolences to you, Harriet, and your family. Steve’s goodness and kindness simply cannot be overstated. He touched so many people with his wonderful sense of humor and showed the depth of his caring in his concern for others. We are grateful to have known him.
Eileen and peter Koenigsberg left a message on March 14, 2021:
Steve was one of the really good guys. He will be missed but always remembered. Eileen and Peter
Sal Perrotta left a message on March 14, 2021:
There are no words to express the depth of my sorrow for the loss of Steve. Steve and I met at Digital Equipment where we were both employed. Some years later we were working together on the same team and our friendship grew into a relationship that I will always treasure. Many of us have childhood friends that we value for life. When Steve and I grew closer we were not children however we both know that our friendship was more than what most men talk about, but I knew it was a gift, and for me a blessing. Some years ago my wife was very ill and I was in and out of work doing my job and taking care of her the best I could. Everyday Steve came to my desk and was ready to take on anything he could to insure I was free to leave and be with my family. He helped me get through some very difficult times. I will never forget his kindness, his laugh and his warmth. Harriet, Steve comforted me many times. One day I was very upset and tears came, I could not hold them back and like always Steve was there for me. He told me that things would get better and they did but he also told me something I have never forgot, he put his arm around me and said that he known's the future seems overwhelming, always remember that life comes one moment at a time. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. I will always cherish that fact that I knew Steve Straus, a dear friend and warm and caring person. Harriet I know Steve will be missed and I share in your sorrow. Please know I always have wonderful memories of him. Sal Perrotta
Amy Hirsch left a message on March 14, 2021:
May God bless and watch over all of you. His smile, laugh, and support, even when things were low. Harriet, your strength, and support brought him through this. See you soon.
Devra Reiman left a message on March 14, 2021:
Dear Uncle Teve, *fist bump* I’ve been thinking through some of the memories that we’ve shared. Every image I have is of you smiling, every sound is of your contagious laugh and every feeling includes your warmth. Your positivity only grew as things worsened- you were so brave. You made an impact on everyone in your life and you’ll be greatly missed. Love you
Rich Biagini left a message on March 14, 2021:
I was so sorry to hear of Steve's passing and want to express my most sincere sympathies to his family during this difficult time. For those of us that had the privilege of calling him "friend" outside of work, we were humbled by his kindness and compassion to everyone around him.
Jeanine Budwick left a message on March 14, 2021:
My condolences to you and your family. May he rest in peace. He will forever be watching over you all and remain in your hearts.
Jeanine Budwick left a message on March 14, 2021:
My condolences to you and your family. May he rest in peace. He will forever be watching over you all and remain in your hearts.
Jeanine Budwick left a message on March 14, 2021:
My condolences to you and your family. May he rest in peace. He will forever be watching over you all and remain in your hearts.
Darryl Dworkin left a message on March 14, 2021:
Words cannot express what I'm feeling. Steve was my best friend for over 40 years but he was also a best friend to everyone. His family was our family in every sense and those who continue will be family as long as we continue. Please, entire Straus extended family know you are loved.
Al Barnett left a message on March 14, 2021:
Harriet, Jacob and David... Im so sorry for your loss I will miss the lunches with Steve at the reo diner or some other diner of his choosing, the dropping by my house to talk shop or just talk...the smile on his face when he would see us.. but most of all I will miss my friend..
Beth Falikowski left a message on March 14, 2021:
So sad to hear the news of Steve’s passing. Although it has been many years since we grew up on Queens Drive. My heart breaks for the family. Sincere condolences! Love, Beth & John
Marisa and Seth Marcus left a message on March 14, 2021:
We are so sorry for your loss. Jake's father was a warm and caring person and always so friendly whenever we saw him. May his memory be a blessing.
Loewentritt Family left a message on March 14, 2021:
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with the entire family during this difficult time. Please know, we are here for you, whatever you may need.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Catherine Kern left a message on March 14, 2021:
I am so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. He was always so genuine and welcoming to Jake's friends. Thinking of the Straus family during this difficult time and sending love.
Karen Reckson and Steve Eisenberg left a message on March 14, 2021:
We are so very sorry
Fran and Rich Semaya left a message on March 14, 2021:
Dear Harriet, Jacob and Sarah, David and Alana, and extended family We are Heartbroken at the loss of Steve. He was a wonderful person who loved his family deeply, as well as his friends and his extended CBI family. He will be sorely missed by everyone he touched. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time and we are here for you. May Steve’s memory be for a blessing always. With love Fran and Rich Semaya
Weisel Family left a message on March 14, 2021:
We are so sorry for your families loss and send condolences to the whole Straus and extended family. We have fond memories of him with the girls when they were younger and always got a laugh from him when seeing him over the years. May his memory be a blessing to the whole family. Sending our love.
Rich Semaya left a message on March 14, 2021:
Was so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. As a 'fellow" bone marrow cancer patient I was so encouraged when he successfully completed the transplant and subsequent treatments earlier. Of course it goes without saying how knowing him over these many years was always a pleasure. Our condolences on his passing
Richard and Sondra Glasser left a message on March 14, 2021:
We extend our sympathy wishes to your familly and may he rest in peace. Love to all Sondra and Richard
Seth & Michele Lewis left a message on March 14, 2021:
Always looked up to Steve. He was a great friend, voice of reason, and always made us smile. Loved the surprise doorbell ring in the middle of the day. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Yona & Herb Shulman left a message on March 14, 2021:
Dear Straus Family - Our heartfelt condolences on Steve's passing. We shared so many happy times together. Steve & Harriet were our Friday night services "buddies" and we will greatly miss Steve's sense of humor and positive spirit. His memory will always be a blessing for us. Love, Yona & Herb
Gratner Family left a message on March 14, 2021:
Jake, we are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you and the whole family.
Sandy and Mark Rosenbloom left a message on March 14, 2021:
Heartfelt and sincere condolences. Steve will be missed. The Rosenbloom-Cohen Family
Amy Komar Feldman left a message on March 14, 2021:
My condolences to all the family and especially to Robin his sister. I wish I could give you a hug. May G-d comfort you all at this trying time . Knowing Steve was a blessing.
Janet & Paul Iaquinta left a message on March 14, 2021:
Dear Harriet and Family, We are among the many who are fortunate to know Steve and have him in our lives, Steve always made you feel special and he always lifted your spirits with every visit...We will miss him greatly. Love - Janet & Paul Iaquinta
Danny Dworkin left a message on March 14, 2021:
In memory of Steve H. Straus, Danny Dworkin lit a candle
David and Alayne Howard left a message on March 14, 2021:
We're so sorry for your loss.
Karen Levitov left a message on March 14, 2021:
We will miss you, Cousin Steve. Love and sympathy to our Straus family.
May and Brian Truxal left a message on March 14, 2021:
our heartfelt condolences. he made a difference in this world.
Ellen Gormley left a message on March 14, 2021:
I will always remember introducing Steve to Harriet when we were in college. It was the perfect match. Both had found the love of their lives. Steve was always optimistic, helpful to everyone who needed it and full of compassion and good humor. I will miss his friendship.
Eric Rosen left a message on March 14, 2021:
My deep condolences Harriet. I am so glad that we reconnected in recent years. Great seeing in NJ, here and I so appreciate all that Steve did for me in my course.
Gary Sergeant left a message on March 14, 2021:
Steve was Mr Congeniality a gentlman and a true “pal”. His uplifting spirit will always be remembered. I remember him for being so positive and supportive. My parents held Steve in high regard. He worked for Traffic Lines, as many of my friends did during school years. He was a part of a group of guys I will always remember as bonded in lasting friendship even when not together . Even though it’s been years since we shared experiences, those memories are indelible and forever in my mind. I can even hear his voice in my head to this day! I was from Red Bank and Steve was from Little Silver. We grew up in different towns initially, but when I first met him we became fast and lasting friends. We double dated, we snuck drinking beer together in my parents basement! We laughed and joked together. We shared so much together. Steve was part of those formative years in our lives. Etienne , as we called him ( that’s Steven in French), was a piece of work. I will always remember Steve for the fun loving guy that he was. His humor and joy will be missed but not forgotten. Sarge(Gary) My condolences to Steve’s wife Harriet and Family. We were all blessed by his life.
Steve Meltzer left a message on March 14, 2021:
Love Steve's dry sense of humor. Will always remember how kind he was to me and my family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Abby Gordon left a message on March 14, 2021:
Dear Harriet and Family- I’m so sorry to hear this news but know that Steve is in good company. Thinking of you.
Andrew Schwab & Naomi Gabay-Schwab left a message on March 14, 2021:
Our family is keeping you in our thoughts and so sad for each of you. We're here for you for whatever you need upon return to Maryland.
Ann and Bob Farber left a message on March 14, 2021:
We were so sorry to learn of Steve’s death. He was such a mensch. From seeing in shul or at Prowns. Always with a smile and a big hello. It’s a great loss Bob and Ann Farber
Ann and Bob Farber left a message on March 14, 2021:
We were so sorry to learn of Steve’s death. He was such a mensch. From seeing in shul or at Prowns. Always with a smile and a big hello. It’s a great loss Bob and Ann Farber
Linda Zager left a message on March 14, 2021:
Steve was another brother to me. We lost one of his best friends and my brother in 2009 to similar ordeal. Losing Steve is especially hard, I was so looking forward to sharing a scotch and our great conversation after the pandemic. May his member be a blessing, he will be missed by so many.
Marisa and Elana Lippa left a message on March 14, 2021:
We are very sad to hear of Steve's passing. I know how close you all were to him, and it's hard to see you so sad. If there is anything we can do to help, please let us know.
David Komar left a message on March 14, 2021:
So sorry to hear about Steve's passing. Can't remember a time of not knowing him. We grew up together in Little Silver. Steve was engaged, dependable and yes a super mensch with a very good sense of humor As a volunteer EMT, he took my dad to the hospital before his passing. He kept me up to date until I could come to Red Bank. Can't think of anyone I would trust more with the job May he rest in peace Wishing the entire family strength , healing and love David Komar
Gail Lowenstein Pacheco left a message on March 14, 2021:
My parents and Steve’s were good friends and we all ‘grew up’ on Queens Drive. He was one of my ‘oldest’ friends. It was special to connect at our last high school reunion and talk about the good ‘ole days. So so sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts are with your family. 🌺
Ruth Korn left a message on March 14, 2021:
I was so saddened to hear of your husband’s passing. He was a truly special man and will be sorely missed. You have our deepest sympathy. Ruth and Larry Korn
Peter Gormley left a message on March 14, 2021:
The word that keeps coming to mind when I think of Steve is Mensch. He was truly one: a person of who cared deeply about friends and family; a man of character and integrity, and just an all round warm, thoughtful and caring person who took a genuine interest in the people he encountered along the way. He has made a lasting mark in this world, and will be greatly missed.
Estelle & Ron Schoenfeld left a message on March 14, 2021:
We met Steve through business and became friends for these past 40 years. The best way to describe Steve was that he was the ULTIMATE MENSCH!
Rosemary Richards left a message on March 13, 2021:
Harriet, Dave and family, we were very sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. We always enjoyed our time with Steve . He was a good man. God bless all of you during this difficult time.
Pearl and Phil Charatz left a message on March 13, 2021:
To all members of the Straus Family, Pearl and I are heartbroken to hear the news of Steve. No words can express our sadness. He was really a very special person loved by all and will be missed by all. May his memory be a blessing. Love, The entire Charatz Family
Dennis and Jeanne McFerren left a message on March 13, 2021:
Will always remember the fun times on our cruise and get togethers in Stuart. Love Dennis and Jeanne
Susan Bitensky Siegel left a message on March 13, 2021:
Dear Harriet, I was so saddened to learn of Steve's passing. My his values and stories become his legacy to you, your sons, your daughter-in-laws and grandchildren. My thoughts are with you. Susie
Judy Lennon left a message on March 13, 2021:
A man with the biggest heart, thoughtful and most kind. I was blessed to call him my friend. He will be missed by everyone that was lucky to have known him.
Julie and Bob Jacobson left a message on March 13, 2021:
Rest in Peace Steve. We love you, will miss you and will honor your memory. Julie and Bob
Alexis Walsh left a message on March 13, 2021:
Steve was a mentor and great friend to me. He was so welcoming when I joined LSEMS. He will be greatly missed.
Tom Lanzilli left a message on March 13, 2021:
Steve was a very good and warm person. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Spencer Scheffling (Jr) left a message on March 13, 2021:
Deepest condolences from my family to yours. Steve was a great friend to my family and he will truly be missed. We're thinking of you all and so sorry for your loss.
Stacy Rostoker left a message on March 13, 2021:
Steve, you were a wonderful cousin. I'm very saddened to hear of your passing. Harriet, Jacob, and David my sincerest condolences to you all during this time.
Jim & Susan Dubin left a message on March 13, 2021:
The best Brother-in-Law, Uncle and Great Uncle ever. We will miss you always. Susan and Jim; Alex; Liz and Alex, Zachary and Caroline
Barbara and Paul Jaffe left a message on March 13, 2021:
We send our love and prayers for our cousin Harriet and her dear sons and their families. We were very fortunate to know Steve, who was a wonderful man. We have our special memories of our meals together when we were on the East coast for a visit.
Alexander Dubin left a message on March 13, 2021:
In memory of Steve H. Straus, Alexander Dubin lit a candle
Kay and Tom Clements left a message on March 13, 2021:
We had wonderful times together.
Barbara Levitov left a message on March 13, 2021:
I will miss you, cousin Steve. Your life has been a blessing.
Bosha Gordon left a message on March 13, 2021:
Steve was a terrific guy and full of humor. I will miss him . My condolences. Bosha
Alan and Judy Chesen left a message on March 12, 2021:
Our deepest sympathies go out to Harriet, Jacob, David and to their families upon the death of our cousin, Steve. He was a good man who will be missed. May we all be sustained by the beautiful memories we have of Steve.
Carol and Hank Marx left a message on March 12, 2021:
Words fail me. Our parents were close friends and Steve and I met when he was first born. I grew up spending a lot of time with Steve and our friendship continued for 71 years. We enjoyed many simchas together. Our hearts are broken. His memory is a blessing, he was a wonderful person and an excellent friend. “May the Almighty comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.”
John Barney left a message on March 12, 2021:
In memory of Steven H. Straus, John Barney lit a candle
Maggie Greenwald left a message on March 12, 2021:
Our sincerest condolences to Robin and all of Steve's family. We are so sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Maggie Greenwald & David Mansfield & Maisie and Lulu
Woolley Boglioli Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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