Stephen H Wershba

October 8, 1946April 6, 2021

Born on October 8, 1946 in Lynn, Massachusetts to Karl and Adele Wershba, Stephen Harvey Wershba passed away unexpectedly on April 6, 2021. As a child, Steve lived in Massachusettes, Hempstead, New York, and Cocoa Beach, Florida before moving west to California. He graduated from San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara before enlisting in the United States Army in 1965. He served honorably for three years including service in Vietnam within the army’s finance division.

After his honorable discharge from the United States Army in 1968, he enrolled in Santa Barbara City College. During that time, Steve met the love of his life, Joanne Saliman at a Hillel event. Together, they transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles where Steve would eventually graduate in 1972 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.

Steve and Joanne married in Modesto, California in 1971. Steve then pursued advanced studies in accounting at Cal State Los Angeles, which led him to a career in accounting and property management.

He was a devoted a husband to Joanne and together they proudly raised their daughters, Elisa, Jessica and Michelle.

In his free time, Steve was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing rounds with his buddies as often as possible. When not golfing or spending time with his family, Steve was a very talented handyman and constantly busied himself with projects around the house. He loved gadgets of all sorts and was known to tinker with the newest technologies throughout his life.

Steve is preceded in death by his parents Adele and Karl, and in-laws Paul and Jeanette Saliman. He is survived by his wife Joanne, daughters Elisa, Jessica, Michelle O’Connell (Kevin), grandchildren Cameron, James and Adele, brother Phil (Sonia), and numerous nephews and nieces.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Steve’s name to The American Heart Association (

You can also view this service via webcast on Memorial ID: 51766 Password: PDN5T

King David handled the arrangements


  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Friday, April 9, 2021


Stephen H Wershba

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