Stephen Elmer Lederer
April 1, 1955 – July 3, 2019
Stephen E. Lederer passed away at home July 3, 2019 age 64 years.
He is survived by loving wife Meg, children: Ryan (Gabrielle) and Samantha (Frank), grandchildren Mia and Lily, siblings: Lisa, Mary Jane and David, and niece, Lauren. He will be sorely missed by his very large extended family and those who knew him.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service Tuesday July 23, 2019 at BLAKE-DOYLE Funeral Home, 226 W Collings Ave, Collingswood, NJ at 3:00-5:00PM. Please leave your remembrances of Stephen on Blake-Doyle.com
- Meg Lederer, Wife
- Ryan (Gabrielle) Lederer, Son
- Samantha (Frank) Lederer, Daughter
- Mia Lederer, Granddaughter
- Lily Lederer, Granddaughter
- Lauren ., Niece
- Lisa ., Sister
- Mary Jane ., Sister
- David ., Brother
- Memorial Visitation Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Stephen Elmer Lederer
July 29, 2019
Led you were a gentle soul. Glad we got the chance to talk on the phone a few years back. It was like all the years that had passed disappeared as we caught up. Thanks for looking after a nut like me and being genuinely concerned about my peace. I’ve been blessed by our paths crossing on this terrestrial plane. Byrd
Cathy Lederer Weber
July 22, 2019
I was blessed with the best cousin! We became closer in recent years and shared many beautiful conversations that I will forever hold dear in my heart. Stephen had a deep love of family, was very compassionate, thoughtful and intelligent and always took time to really listen to you and truly care. Wish I told him that he was like the big brother I never had. But grateful our last conversation ended with him saying, as usual, "Love you cuz" and my saying love you too. I know you found cousin Crissy and gave her a hug from me. Will miss you dearly 😔
Rita (Hill) Hellewell
July 20, 2019
Sending love to all the Lederer family. Mary Jane, you and all your siblings were always kind to my family. I remember you and your parents with fondness. I didn’t know Steve well, but I know my sister Jane thought the world of him. I hope your happy memories will keep Steve with you always.
July 18, 2019
My memories of Steve take me back to St. John’s grade school in Colls. Steve made friends very easily then and from reading these comments it’s obvious he continued to do so throughout his life.
I can’t help but smile when I think about how Steve had the nuns and priests of our parish wrapped around his little finger. Imagine how difficult their job of discipline became when Steve would have the entire class hysterical with his crazy antics. I’ll never forget Steve leading some of our 8th grade class out of one door of McLaughlin Hall while Sister Collette, totally unaware, trudge through a heavy snow to get to the other door to begin classes. Needless to say, Steve made it a snow day and Sister was none the wiser that it was Steve encouraging everyone to be truants.
Steve was always a friendly face through the years of Colls. He was funny, charming, sweet, and kind. Although Steve had the blessing of being such a handsome guy, he never seemed to think that he was which made him more endearing.
The last time I saw Steve was at a high school reunion in 2013. We had a great time laughing and reminiscing about Colls and mutual friends and sharing each other’s life journey. That’s how I’ll remember Steve.
My deepest sympathy to Steve’s entire family,
Jane Marie Hill and the Hill Family
July 16, 2019
I met Steven when I was 15 years old when Andy Bosch and Angela moved in behind me. Andy and Steve were the two brothers I never had.
Thirty years went by and a week never passed where we didn't speak at least twice on the phone. He would tell me everything from stories of his childhood, his medical situations, Meg, Sammy, Ryan, his granddaughters ( who he deeply loved and meant the world to him ), and always sound advice. Every conversation always started with "How are you doing girl" and ended with "love ya sis".
You are now one of my angels and you will always be carried in my heart.
Love you forever my big brother!
July 15, 2019
Steve and my husband's were best friends/family for 30 years and when I met him for the first time in 2012, it was if I had known him for just as long. He treated not only my husband as family but myself and my son as well. He was intelligent, funny, caring and had a great deal of compassion and empathy. No matter what was going on with him in his life he would always make time for a friend, if it was for advice or simply just to listen you could count on Steve to be there. You could talk to him about anything without fear of judgement or condescension. He always had a way of making you feel better, no matter what the circumstances.
Steve endured a great deal of pain and suffering but he was never bitter or resentful about it. If anything it made him more understanding and compassionate, I will miss him dearly as I'm sure the rest of his family will. The world has lost a great man but I know in my heart he is in a better place now.
You will always be loved and never be forgotten Steve, may you rest in peace.
July 14, 2019
Steve "Led" was not only my best friend of almost 30 years but he was a brother to me. We had a lot of great times together, some of the best were going out for a blast on our motorcycles or just sitting around talking. We would talk for hours. There was no such thing as a quick conversation with steve but that's one of the many things I loved about him. He was a true friend and he will be deeply missed.
To Steve: My brother from another mother, they say dont ride faster than your guardian angel can fly... well you better flap those wings you have now. I'm counting on you to watch over me and keep me safe. I love you brother, I always will and I will miss you.
July 13, 2019
Have many fine memories of Stephen from the time I met him in Collingswood Little League.
Rest In Peace !
July 11, 2019
Although Steve was my brother through marriage he was a true older brother to me and we shared many special moments. I will always remember our many discussions on every topic and his sound advice that always gave me confidence in hard times. I remember watching him love his children through the fun things he did with them and the many beautiful photos he took of them. A truly gentle man (and very cool) that could charm anyone he came in contact with. Remembering his bandannas and sunglasses and his many belongings signifying his love for country. Could go on and on. Love you Steve❤️