Steve was surrounded by friends and family members last night. It was a relief but a sad moment for me this morning when I got the news. I know that he is not in anymore pain. I will miss him as we all will. He was a sweet man and a great friend. I will miss all his emails . There will be no memorial as per his wishes.
I for one am glad that God took him quickly. My prayers are for his family and all of us that are left to mourn.
Jim wrote “sadly he didn’t get to see all the outpouring from his classmates.” In addition to the comments which were left on the last post, here are the comments from Facebook:
I hadn’t seen Steve in over 50 years, but still have vivid memories of what a great friend he was at Emerson School in Burbank. It is always hard to lose a friend, especially a close one. (Jill Gipson)
Oh, so sorry to hear. I remember what a nice guy he was. (Sallie Shelton Thomas)Dave Campbell and I were talking about Steve last night, and like Sallie said, he was a really nice guy; incredibly nice. (Mike O’Connell)
My prayers are with the family & all the friends! !! God’s speed Steve….you are going to a much better place with no pain or suffering!!!! Luv to all, Laura!!!! (Laura L. Young)
So sad to lose another classmate. (Annette Dinolfo Bennett)
Prayers to you Steve Irey. I am so sorry that you have to suffer so much pain. I know what you are going through as my husband and his brother went through the same thing. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 that they at least keep you out of pain and that God is watching over you. (Elizabeth “Liz” Anderson Eder)
The news is just sinking in. How do you give up part of your own heart? Can’t tell Beauty yet. She’s on her way home. She’s going to be destroyed. He’s always been our kids’ Uncle Irey. (Steve Raine)
Steve, thanks for sharing the journey as classmates at Burbank High ’68. Please know that so many of us Bulldogs are thinking of you. (Kenda Vaughan)
I too had a good time catching up with Steve Irey at the 45th reunion, many blessing for a pain free passing and good blessings to you and your family. (Jodi Tillotson Huddleston)
Such sad news! Wishing peace and grace to his family during this difficult time.