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Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home

11801 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL

In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and in keeping with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines regarding public gatherings. The Family of Mr. Scott Steffan will be postponi...
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Scott James Steffan

April 23, 1957March 5, 2020
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On March 5th, 2020, Scott James Steffan quietly departed this world to join our heavenly father surrounded by his loving family and friends. A truly selfless and caring man of faith, he was a Knight of Malta, a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre, a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus, as well as a Eucharistic minister at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. As a result of his generous spirit and helpful nature, Scott was beloved by many. He was devoted to a Christian life of service and helped many in need. He had an amazing talent and capacity to teach others.

Son of Herman Walter and Lavinia Ada Gwendolyn (Jones) Steffan, Scott was born in 1957 in London, England. He graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s of Chemical Engineering and from Jacksonville University with a Master’s of Business Administration. Scott worked for Lockheed Martin at Cape Canaveral as a test engineer in support of the Space Shuttle program and has had a diverse career in Jacksonville as an Enterprise Architect over the past 30 years. Scott very much enjoyed playing board games. He did so because he not only loved playing them with family and friends but also studying how they worked. That allowed him to fulfill his lifelong great love for learning.

Scott is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Trina Hall Steffan; his beloved daughter Christin (Adam) Parise and son Lane Steffan; his beloved grandchildren, Asher, Ava, and Carter Parise; his mother Lavinia Steffan; and his twin brother Steven Steffan.

A Memorial Mass will be held on August 01, 2020 at 10:00am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Historic Old Church followed by a reception at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Capital Campaign Fund, 904-268-5422.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME OF MANDARIN, 11801 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223. www.hgmandarin.com (904) 288-0025.

Services

  • Memorial Mass

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

  • Reception

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

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Franca Higginbotham

August 1, 2020

It’s not every day that you encounter a modern-day Knight. 10 years ago when I was working in IT at Southeastern Grocers, meeting with the Enterprise Architects before my first meeting was how I started each day. I quickly learned that Scott Steffan was the rare combination of extreme intelligence and unmatched character. I learned a great deal from him about technology and science—and while I marveled at this and his disciplined military background, what was most outstanding about him was his knowledge of God’s Word and his allegiance and service to the Lord and to his wife and family. Though we attended his funeral today, in celebration and memory of Scott’s life, we stand on the Truth that Scott’s new phase of life with God has started, just as promised to those who believe.

Kathy Moran

July 22, 2020

I met Scott at VyStar when working on a project. We found out that we lived in the surrounding Tampa area at the same time and went to opposing high schools.
I always enjoyed talking with him about projects at work and places he had traveled.
Prayers and peace to his family and loved ones.

Beth Gutman

July 16, 2020

It has been a great honor to know Scott and share our common bonds of faith and service to those in need! Scott was always so cheerful and enthusiastic about Order of Malta service projects! In addition to many things, he loved cooking and serving food to the homeless. Scott also developed a program to visit a local Assisted Living and Memory Care Center. We enjoyed this project so much, and Scott brought a smile and brightened the day for many lonely elderly people. Scott was very dedicated to his family and wanted to be as service-minded as his lovely wife Trina. He loved his family very much and was so proud of them. We are proud of Scott and will miss him as a friend and as a fantastic Knight in the Order of Malta!

james elbaor MD KOM KHS

June 10, 2020

Although we did not meet, his service to fellow man and God speaks volumes. I will add prayers for him.
Sincere condolences

Christine Batchelor Finerty

June 10, 2020

My prayers go out to your family for your loss of such a fine man. I knew him and his brother when we were in high school ROTC. He was a fine young man then and I knew he would grow to be a wonderful person. I came across photos of him from then and looked him up on the internet and found that he had passed away. I am so glad I had the chance to know him and his brother and will keep you all in my prayers.

Maria Castillo

March 19, 2020

I will always remember Scott as a man of Faith who loved his family and loved God with all his heart. He loved his wife immensely and always talked about his family and his service to the church. I will never forget seeing him walking with the Rosary in his hand at work and praying as he walked. He converted into my Mentor and one of my best friends in the short time he worked at VyStar. We used to pray together when things were difficult. I know he is in a better place now but I am going to miss him greatly. He will always be remembered for his wit, intelligence, his willingness to help everyone, and make things better for all. As he used to say, I am just a humble servant. He was a great example of how we should live our lives. I pray for the family and hope you find comfort in knowing that he is where he wanted to be because I know God has him under his arms.

Robert Klopman

March 13, 2020

I was very fortunate to work with Scott at both Acosta and VyStar. Scott was a force for good. He was encouraging and loved to share his vast knowledge with others. I will really miss his in depth breakdowns of everything from technology to life experiences. Scott made others feel good about themselves and I will miss him greatly. I look forward to the day that we meet again.

Harvey Knowles

March 12, 2020

Scott was a warm, intelligent and hard-working man. I am honored to have had the opportunity to work with him and learn many things from him along our time together at VyStar. Scott will be missed greatly.

Sonya Meyer

March 12, 2020

I met Scott at VyStar since he was working on my project & he immediately struck me as a kind, funny, very intelligent guy. The more I got to know him the more I liked him. Although I have only known Scott a few short months, he will not be easily forgotten & will be truly missed. My thoughts & prayers go out to his family.

Melissa Moore

March 12, 2020

I consider myself lucky to have counted Scott among my friends. He had such a warm and genius spirit and will be greatly missed.

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