Stephen C. Wells

May 31, 1940October 2, 2020

Stephen C. Wells, age 80, peacefully passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020 at his home with his family by his side.

Dearly beloved son of the late Elberta and James Wells; devoted loving husband of Marta.

He was born in New Albany, Indiana, graduated from New Albany High School, attended Indiana University. Steve joined the United States Air Force, serving four years. After concluding his service to his country, a new job opportunity brought him to Cleveland, where he remained. Steve had a long successful law enforcement career. Steve loved his family and was always there for anyone who needed anything he could help with. He loved to travel, learn new cultures. He called many places home, but St. Simons Island was the place he felt most at home. He was a good man who loved life, even after his long illness, he never complained, he would smile (that's life!) and made each day count. Steve was loved and respected by all who knew him. He will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends.

Loving father of Kristina (Brian) Mog, Matthew Wells and Phillip Wells (deceased); cherished grandfather of Patrick (Britain) Wells-Valenti and JT Mog; step-father of Matija, Marija (Joshua); step-grandfather of Kristina (Elizabeth) and Zachary (Katelynn) Mog; beloved brother of Judy Kay Hazelett and brother-in-law of Irena Oreskovic; adored uncle of many; many family members in New Albany, Indiana. Also survived by his former wife, Linda.

The family will receive friends on Monday, October 5, 2020 from 4-7PM with a memory sharing time and US Air Force military honors from 7PM-8PM at Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home, 20820 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park. Funeral services will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.


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Joe and Roxy Konwinski

October 5, 2020

Marta and family,

We were sad to hear of Steve’s passing. We are so happy that we were able to spend time with Steve and get to know him. We loved hearing his law enforcement stories and knowing we were always safe in rocky river with him close by. Honestly sharing some of Steve’s stories with our kids has really brought joy back great memories. He will be missed!


Joe and Roxy

Lance Kimmell

October 5, 2020

Marta and family, we are so very sorry to learn of Steve's passing, please accept our condolences. I met Steve as a new agent assigned to the Cleveland Group I office in 1987. From day one it was obvious that Steve was held in high regard not only by those who worked directly with him in the office, but also the entire law enforcement community in Cleveland. Steve was always more than happy to help me, providing guidance on cases I was working as his opinion and insight were often sought out by many of the new agents in the office. Steve was a class act and always displayed professionalism. Steve's efforts to combat organized crime were second to none. God bless you Steve, may you rest in peace.

Rose Cutler

October 5, 2020

My deepest sympathy to Steve’s family. I met Steve while working at CSU West Center. He would stop by my area every day to check in and he made me feel comfortable and welcome in my new job. I enjoyed our conversations and I had come to know Steve as a wonderful person and fellow animal lover😻RIP Steve❤️

Bill Viall

October 5, 2020

My deepest sympathies to Steve’s family. For the most part, the story of Steve’s work at the ATF will go untold. It would not suffice to say that he just did police work. His work took down corruption at some of the highest levels in the Cleveland area. Later in his career, he was an adjunct instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. There he passed on his skills to new law enforcement officers. Our country owes men like Steve the deepest debt of gratitude. He will be greatly missed.

Chuck Turner

October 3, 2020

Steve was the first ATF supervisor I worked for when I started in 1991 and was a real class act and great investigator who excelled in organized crime matters in the Cleveland area. May he Rest In Peace!

Flavia Miller

October 3, 2020

My deepest condolences to Steve’s family, especially to his loving wife Marta, who in addition to being his life partner, became a dedicated caregiver for so many years. My son and I had the opportunity to spend time with Marta and Steve, celebrating Holidays and birthdays, and his positive attitude and contagious smile will stay forever in our hearts.

Nick Vouvalis

October 3, 2020

My sincerest condolences on Steve’s passing. I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Steve in 1987 and he helped me tremendously as a new agent. I’ll never forget you Steve. May God rest your soul in peace and your memory be eternal!


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