Steven Untalan

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Steven R. Untalan, photographer, foodie, music lover and life of the party died on Tuesday February 7, 2017. Steve's laugh was infectious and his witty remarks were never in short supply. His ability to impersonate any accent and mannerisms left us in stitches. His ease with laughter always found him surrounded with friends. He was a passionate Warriors, 49ers and Sharks fan. He was a very generous person and could write a heartfelt message. He beat the odds by living a rich 60 years despite given a short life expectancy. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his mother Virginia, his brothers Bob and Paul and his sister Annie, nephews Alexei, Brian, and Taylor, niece Jenna and sister in-law Stella. He will be met with open arms by his Father, Joe, and many other dear friends and family members Funeral services are scheduled for 11am on February 17 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Fremont. Donations may be made to a memorial fund, please make checks payable to Virginia Untalan in memo section state Steve Untalan Memorial Fund and mail to Fremont Bank 46635 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539 Attn: Stephanie Py.

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  1. I miss you dearly. The world just isn’t the same without you here. Give Dad a big hug for me. Until I see you again, all my love, your little sister.

  2. My dearest Stevie, I’ll say goodbye for now and live in the hope that some day we will meet again, my dear friend. I will think about you often and carry you with me, close to my heart, all the days of my life. Thank you for all the wonderful moments we shared together and for the many kindnesses you so graciously bestowed upon me throughout our lives. I love you, Steve.

  3. Annie and family we are so sorry for your deep loss. Although we didn’t know Steven, his spirit is evident in his beautiful smile, and the words that honor him.
    Thinking of you.
    The Whitneys

  4. Steve had an uncanny ability from an early age, to make all those around him feel safe and loved. I feel fortunate to have experienced that as a child spending time in the warm and loving Untalan home. I remember his humor, grace, and how he made you feel like he was so present. My heart goes out to all of you. Love Sandie Hemsworth and the Hemsworth Family.

  5. Annie and family and to my very special cousin Virgie, my neart is heavy with pain for you all as you say goodbye to a wonderful brother and son ~ Steve. Anyone who has lost someone they dearly loved understands what you are now experiencing. Words do not make it easier. Only time seems to alleviate the loneliness of missing a loved one. May your faith hold you all together and may God’s peace be wih you until you are all together again. Thank you Steve for
    taking the precious photos of my mom during her last days.

  6. The Untalans and the Orrock’s grew up together. Shortly after we moved into our new home, our Dads realized that they had been in the Seminary together and our families have been close ever since.
    Joe and Virgie Untalan raised the nicest, funniest, kindest, and best clan ever.
    Steve was the clown. He had a megawatt smile, wicked (but never mean) sense of humor and handled every health risk, surgery and unfair misfortune that was thrown at him with humor. He never complained.
    He had the strongest soul of anyone I’ve ever known.
    Oh, and that laugh! That wonderful, sunshine-filled laugh. He remains my hero and the best example of not taking yourself or problems so seriously.
    He leaves a legacy through his amazing photography. But even more so by how he lived his life.
    You are missed, my friend. But never forgotten and forever loved.
    RIP, angel.

  7. The Huffman Family sends out their thoughts and prayers during this heartbreaking time for all of the family. We did not know Steve, but know of him through his loving sister. Annie , we love you and your wonderful family, keeping all of you close to our hearts.

  8. Well Unk…..I miss you beyond words my man…we had plans to hit the city for some good Indian food at Dosa and then off to a show of for some music or the comedy club for some good old belly laughs….where did you you go? ……now I just feel empty…….Stevie right hand man… big little dog with the limp and a smile……my Dubz buddy…..I love you Stevie and I trust your in a good place……but it ain’t the same with out you here and I’m bummed!!….yo hear me….I Love you …love you …love ….You!!! Untalan pride

  9. Dear Untalans, thank you for sharing Steven with the rest of us. And yourselves, as well. From Joe and Virgie on through every member of your family you’ve been a great joy and asset to all of us. Steven was a light in this world. Our sincerest condolences.

  10. “Hi ho Steverino!” I’ll never forget Dad calling out to Steve when he’d come over smiling and looking for me. We’d ride our bikes around and around the culdesac and through the park for hours. Mom and Dad are waiting in heaven with Joe ready to welcome him with open arms. His friendship is a very fond memory in my childhood, I will never forget him. He was the sweetest, happiest person I’ve ever met. God bless Virg and all the Untalans at this very sad time.

  11. Auntie Virgie, Bob, Annie and Paul…Our Chamorro culture has a resilience and a sense of pragmatism when it comes to the circle of life. However, when it’s one of our own the emotions leave a hole and heavy heart. While I cannot know your sorrow, I think about our faith and know that Steve is at peace now with my beloved Uncle Ping. Hafa Adai Steve. xoxo

  12. Steve worked next door to me for years. We got to talking because he seemed to always own some kind of badass sleeper hotrod. Over time we talked about music and his encyclopedic knowledge of the subject fascinated me. He was also a real artist when it came to photography. Brilliant people fascinate me, I was drawn to him. We started going to live shows and I also found out he was tremendous fun and a bit mischievous. He struggled mightily with his health. I was saddened in his last couple years to see him become so withdrawn because I missed my dear friend but I have to give him credit for enduring decades of hardship with such a positive attitude that it actually lifted up every one around him. I love you brother Steve, God bless and peace be with you

  13. Aunt Virgie, Bob, Paul, Annie, and family – we’re so saddened by Stevie’s sudden passing and are mourning this huge loss with you. Steve always had a such huge and loving heart, he truly was an easy person to love – we’ll forever treasure our cherished memories of such fun and happy times spent with him. Please know that we love and miss you and are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Love and hugs from your family in Alaska!

  14. Steve,
    What an honor it has been to be your Friend and Coworker forever, having spent so many good times together and knowing some day we will be drawing in the air, my prayers
    go to you, I know they will reach you in the heavens.

  15. Aunt virgie, and all the family. Steve was so polite, kind and funny! Such a blessing to know him. Lots of loves and hugs in our time of grief.

  16. Thank you for bringing so much fun, laughter and inspiration into this world, Steve. I can’t think of anyone I’ve known who was more universally liked. Deservedly so. You brought a great energy to any room you ever walked into.

  17. I am saddened by the news of Steve’s passing, he will be missed.
    My memories of Steve are really old, but also very fond. Steve always seemed so cool, being just that little bit older. I’m glad we lived across the street from your family growing up and appreciate having known Steve.
    please accept my heartfelt condolences.

  18. To my dearest cousin Vergie: My heart goes out to you and your family in this loss of Steven. When one looses a son, as we have, only then does one truly appreciates all the good times and love we shared. I share your grief, having lost my son, Greg, not too long ago. My love to you and your family during this difficult time.

  19. Steve always made me smile. He was a kind and loving soul who loved to laugh and loved to hear others laugh as well. This world needs more like him. My sympathy to all his family and friends for we have lost a shining light.

  20. I just found out today and have no idea what to say. One of the best people I have ever known. I was his best man and he mine. So many memories and all of them are good. I am so sorry I wasn’t there yesterday but had no idea and still can’t believe it. Rest In Peace my dear friend.

  21. I just found out Saturday my beloved friend is gone. Sorry I missed Friday’s Memorial. Aloha Steve.

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