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Michael J. Stepp

12 June, 195920 October, 2020

Michael Joseph Stepp, 61 of Harrisburg entered into eternal life Tuesday, October 20, 2020. He was an employee of Roman Mosaic and Tile Company for 30 years and a former member of St. Catherine Laboure Parish. Mike was the son of Herbert (late) and Helen Stepp. In addition to his Mother, he is survived by his loving wife, Karen, of 41 years, their daughter, Jessica and her husband, Robert and his two grandchildren, Ella and Charles, who were his pride and joy. He’s also survived by two brothers, Herbert Stepp and wife RaeAnn, Donald Stepp and wife Sharon and two sisters, Theresa Mull and husband Ronald, Susan Speese and husband Richard, along with several nieces and nephews and their families. Mike loved baseball and was involved with the American Legion Post 998 and Lawnton Twilight where he accomplished many personal achievements and made lifelong friends. Once he hung up his cleats, he dedicated his time to coaching. He coached many local area teams, notably Central Dauphin East High School for 15 years and Harrisburg RBI for 9 years. Through all of his accolades over the years, he most enjoyed being with his beautiful wife, especially when they were together with their grandchildren. His legacy will live on through all of those he has impacted and will be forever missed. In accordance with Mike’s wishes he will be cremated and his remains will stay with his family. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date to be release by his family. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations in Mike’s name to be made to EHS Athletics – Softball 626 Rutherford Rd Harrisburg, PA 17105 or RBI of Greater Harrisburg PO Box 1541 Harrisburg, PA 17105 Payable to: MOSELF Baseball Memo: Girls Softball.

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Eugenia Calamia

November 4, 2020

To the Stepp family;

My name is Gina Calamia, I went to St. Catherine's Laboure school back in the late 60's. early 70's with Mike, and alot of us back then knew Mike. He was kind and somewhat shy.
So fast forward, 49 years. I was at the legion back in January and someone called out me, and said "Do you know me?" I said No..
Well, low and behold it was Mike. He knew me, it was 49 years, but he reached out to me and we talked about our school days and what we are doing now. He did say he married an Italian girl and I said- Good Choice!!
So you see, he never snubbed anyone. He was kind and thoughtful. I was crying when I saw his passing on the news.
Yes, he was a school mate of mine, it doesn't matter what age we are.... But its how we remember those people in our lives that are caring and do so much for others.

With Heartfelt sympathy,
Gina Calamia and my brother Carlo( he played Legion ball)

Anto Gasparevic

November 3, 2020

Saddened with news about Mike passing away. Worked with Mike for 16 years in Roman Mosaic and Tile C.O in Manheim. He was a great friend and coworker. Shared many stories and laughter. He will be missed. Condolences to family.

Sheila Sullivan

October 25, 2020

Dear Karen,
I am at a loss for words with the passing of Mike. When I was told, I just couldn't believe it. I remember when we used to go to the games when we were in high school and going to the shore as well. You made such a beautiful couple. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love to you and your family.
Sheila Sullivan

Mrs. JoAnne ( Vincent , Sr.) Paladino

October 25, 2020

Condolences to the family , I knew him when he was a young boy and grew up with my son , Vince and family! He was a wonderful boy who grew into a great man ! I know his parents were very proud of him ! My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and children ! God Bless them all ! Love JoAnne Paladino

Chris Corbo

October 24, 2020

My condolences to the entire Stepp family on the loss of a special son, brother, husband, father, grandfather. He was also a valued friend, coach, and mentor to many. I knew Itch for over 20 years starting at our quarterly holdem games. He had a lot of laughs at some of my epic misreads at the table. I was fortunate to share a few beers with him just a few weeks ago. His family and his players were always a topic of discussion and pride when we would meetup. I will miss him a great deal. I hope he finds a seat at the table in heaven w AJ and Harvey. RIP my brother.

Laurie Stone

October 24, 2020

Prayers for comfort for all of you. As a fellow coach at East ( lax) , it was easy to tell Mike's passion for his teams. Under him, softball became a year-round sport. I'd always see Mike with players working outside or inside. His dedication to his girls will be hard to replace.

Stephen Trees

October 24, 2020

My Idol Mike,

You were more than a Cousin to me I looked up to you like an older brother. I don't know where to begin, you are the reason I have been involved with the East Shore Twilight Baseball League for the past 40 years. We shared a love for baseball and as I am, so many from the league are shocked to hear of your passing. All have said what a class act you are, you are one of a kind and will forever be missed.

I will always remember you and be thankful for all the wonderful memories that we shared.

Rest in Peace my friend!!

To your beautiful and amazing family I send my condolences, prayers and love to you all!!
Our loss is now heavens new angel!

I love you Mike, your cousin
Steve

Toran Clayton

October 24, 2020

Karen introduced me to Mike and I liked him immediately, a very nice caring person. He loved hog maws, but I made him chitterlings and he liked them too! I know he will be greatly missed by his family and friends!❤

Nick Corbo

October 24, 2020

Itch was just the guy ya know..he still is in my heart..Ive never heard anything but positive sentiments when his name was uttered..usually concerning the diamond and his family 😊 he’s managing heaven now w AJ. Donny (coach) I feel horrible you lost your wing man. Your example of brotherhood and family first is truly admirable . He was the epitome of a pillar in the community. God rest your soul Itch 🙏 ⚾️

Terry Barkley

October 23, 2020

I can t express enough the sorrow I feel over the loss of ur Son,brother,uncle, Mike. I met Itch thru being the manger of Lawnton Legion for 18 yrs. He would come in for ice for the girls practice, also the sub sales he would have for fundraisers, which he always did well. Their was always good fun conversation with him, his brother Donnie and good friend Doug Dale. He will always be remembered as a good honest man who loved his girls at CD East, family and friends. We loved baseball season him being a Red Sox fan and me a Yankees fan. You will be sorely missed my friend. RIP ITCH

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