|Birth: ||Mar. 3, 1953|
District Of Columbia, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 10, 2005|
Steven J. Carbajal, my cousin Steve, was one of the favorite people from my childhood. We were introduced to each other in second grade, by our relatives, who just knew we'd "hit it off". Though we lived an hour away from each other, our parents made sure we got together every holiday during the school year and again during summer vacations. Steve's father, Joe, would take us camping and on day-trips around the Washington DC and Virginia area. We had great times together!
Tho Steve and I were friends all through grade schools years, we drifted apart as we got into high school. We had our own friends, nearer to our homes, and we were "busy". I think the last time I saw Steve was at a family Christmas gathering when we were about 18, and it seemed we no longer had much in common.
I'm sorry to say that it's only very recently that I learned of Steve's passing, and I regret having lost touch with him. I remember Steve as a funny, energetic kid, who was more than a little mischievous. When we got together, we always had fun, and maybe even got into a bit of minor trouble… I recall getting yelled at a few times. Being "only" children of hard-working single moms in the 1960s, we could have had less-than-happy childhoods, but we had holidays and summer vacations to look forward to.
I know very little of Steve's life after the early 1970s… I'm still gathering bits of information. I hope he was happy. I know he was married, and he was successful in his chosen field, and he lived in a beautiful place in Maine. Of course, in my mind, Steve will continue to be that happy grade school kid, and a big part of my childhood memories. Thanks Steve.
Joseph John Carbajal (1931 - 2009)
Note: Steve was buried on private property,and a photo of the marker is unavailable at this time.
Specifically: Buried on Family Land in Mount Desert, Maine
Created by: Conrad Drum
Record added: Nov 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80579274
Hey, cousin, we had some great times as kids. Rest easy.|
Added: Feb. 22, 2012