Steven James Fesler

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Steven James Fesler, 53 entered into rest April 29, 2016 in Fremont, CA. Born August 28, 1962 in Oakland, CA, he was a general contractor and owner of Discovery Construction and also worked as a Project Manager at Stanford University. He was a member of St. Joseph Parish in Mission San Jose. Steven will best be remembered most for his big heart, infectious laughter and smile, he was a friend to everyone and was always there to help when needed. Beloved son of Dorothy J and Oleg Betkowsky. Dearest brother of David John Fesler, Cheryl Ann Davis, Michael Aaron Fesler, Patrick Louis Fesler, Ducia O'Bayley, Andres Betts, MD, and Valentine Davis. Engaged to the love of his life Denise Smith his yummy and her sweets. Loving stepfather of Shannon Tacotaco and her husband Joseph and Seth Lowman. Grandfather of Liam and Raegan Tacotaco. Also survived by grandmother Caroline June Pacheco, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many many friends. He was preceded in death by father William F. Fesler and grandfather William John Pacheco. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of his life 1:00 PM, Friday, May 6th held at Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels, 40842 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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  1. You were a friend, a brother, a mentor and always considered a member of my family. So many good times that will never be forgotten. Rest in peace my friend!

  2. I am glad I had a chance to work with you Steve. You were so kind and interested in doing the right thing. Thank you for sharing with me. You will be missed.

  3. To Steve…. You are truly missed. The impact you have had on so many lives is a testimate to the amazing person you were. I am sure that when I see you next you will have fixed, replaced and repaired everything on Gods to do list and then some. Rest well my brother.

    To Dorthy, Denise, Caroline and the entire Family… I send my deepest heart felt condolenses. I know personally how much he loved his family and was looking forward to starting his life with Denise. My heart is broken and I will remember him always. My prayers and Gods blessing to all of you at this time.

  4. You will be missed my friend. I always appreciated your passion & knowledge. My deepest condolenences to your family and loved ones.

  5. So incredibly sad!!!
    I remember meeting Steven for the first time. He was so funny and nice!!!
    Love and hugs to the entire family!!!

  6. Denise, Alan and I send our prayers and deepest sympathy. Pass on our thoughts and prayers to Steve’s family. We will keep you all in out prayers as the weeks pass and you continue on with life and feel the loss of his presence in family gatherings and holidays. That is the time you need our prayers the most. Those are the times God will give you the strength to make it through. We love you!

  7. Fester: It is with heavy heart that I say good bye to you from this world, however I can only smile in reflection. You had the ability to bring so much true joy to those around you of which our family was so fortunate to be a part. Your lightheartedness was tempered with such depth of person. I will never forget your rescue of our Sunol home from a poor contractor. You came after other jobs to see us through because you truly cared. The breadth of your expertise and knowledge can not be understated. I think it was one of the kindest acts I have ever received. I will always be grateful.

    To your family. As a mother and grandmother, I know Steve’s generous gift of self was taught by the love of your family. He spoke seriously about the positive impact your grandmother and grandfather had on his life and his love for your family. I will always know he was one of the important souls to walk through my life and I thank you so much.

  8. Steven , words alone can express the ache in my heart. You have impacted so many of our life’s in the same way.You never knew the word no when it came to helping others. You gave your all till you had no more to give. You could light up the darkest room with your laughter and smile. You will always have a big place in my heart. Say hi to grandpa for me! Missing you Jeannemarie

  9. Steven James – the world is a sadder place without you here. Thank you for all the millions of things you did everyday to make our days filled with laughter. You are a very special person and will be greatly missed. With love, The Souza Family

  10. Steve, mentor and friend: thank you for your guidance, your humor, and your confidence in me. We can only hope to measure to your standard, but we can never equal the impact you have had on our lives. You are another that we lost far to soon. I hope you will be there to greet me when my time comes. Until then, may your spirit watch over and help guide us. I will miss you.

  11. So sorry, Steve worked for us in high school at the Mission Pass Shell!! We loved him and enjoyed him sooo much. He was a great employee and always smiling and funny! This is a shock. The customers loved him as well.

  12. Oh Steve. I still have no words to express the loss I feel in my heart. My friend since I was 18…so much laughter, so much history, and you were such an immense help to me during my darkest days. I will cherish our bond forever and will remember you always. I am so happy you found love and happiness and my heart goes out to all those that are missing you. Rest well, McGruber.

  13. I still miss you my wise friend. I am forever grateful for your friendship. Thanks for always letting me know you were there. Thanks for everything you taught me.

  14. CandleSaying a prayers of remembrance even now. The opportunities in my career at Stanford would never have happened but for the kind words you shared about me to others. Thanks for your guidance and mentorship.

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