|Birth: ||Aug. 20, 1952|
|Death: ||Apr. 22, 2012|
Resident of Santa Cruz, Steve was born August 20, 1952 to Olga and Joseph Grassi along with his twin brother Joe. Growing up they were constant companions and best friends. Many a summer day was spent at Castle Beach enjoying the sun and ocean. Steve was a true Santa Cruzan. Steve had a passion for custom cars and took his grandfather's '49 Chevy and made it a Hot Rod to be proud of. He enjoyed cruising the beach and Pacific Avenue. Norman Day hired Steve in 1967 to work at his market in Seabright. This began a career in the grocery business that would span 42 years, ended only by heart disease. Steve loved his work and working hard came easy to Steve. He finished his working life with Safeway stores after 34 years-of-service.
Steve attended Gault School, Branciforte Jr. High, and graduated from Harbor High in 1971. Steve met the love of his life, Carmen, at work 26 years ago. Carmen surely changed Steve's life and filled him with love and joy. Not long after, his little girl Shauna was born. Steve felt blessed to-have-this-lovely-family.-Steve passed away April 22nd at Stanford Hospital after a long battle with-heart-disease.-He-was-surrounded-by-family.
Steve is survived by his loving wife, Carmen, and his daughter, Shauna; brothers, Joe Grassi (Laura), Mike Grassi (Judy); sisters, Michelle Wynn, Jennifer Young (Gregg); Father-in-law, Myron Nystrom; sister-in-law, Myra Nystrom; cousins, Beverly Mecklenburg, Marvin Mecklenburg (Joanne), Barbara Dohlen (Ross), Clifford King (Gerry), and Rick King (Jessie); niece, Lana Grassi; nephews, David McDaniels (Tapati), and Jamey Grassi. He was preceded in death by his parents Olga and Joseph Grassi; sister, Diane Grassi; aunts, Edith Mecklenburg and Dora King; uncles, Ervan Mecklenburg and Bill King; mother-in-law, Janice Nystrom; cousin, Ervan "Sunny" Mecklenburg; and brother-in-law Dennis Wynn.
A Celebration of his Life was held on Sunday, April 29th at Benito and Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel.
Joseph Grassi (1919 - 1987)
Olga M. Grassi (1920 - 2001)
Holy Cross Cemetery
Santa Cruz County
Plot: Single Section, N, 23
Maintained by: Barb Dohlen
Originally Created by: Becky Crout
Record added: May 13, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 110511862
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