April 27, 1979 – July 16, 2020
Steven Trooskin, 41, of Manalapan passed away on July 16, 2020 at home. He is survived by his loving parents Arthur and Beth Trooskin of Manalapan, as well as his uncle and several cousins.
Steven had a million dollar smile and had an outgoing, up-beat personality. He was big hearted and the first one to help people.
Steven loved music and going to concerts, food festivals, and the beach. He was a food connoisseur and his passion was photography. He loved to go to the beach to collect sea shells and take pictures. He was optimistic about everything in life, and very determined.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
A cryptside service will take place on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at Beth Israel Cemetery Mausoleum, 1098 Woodbridge Center Drive, Woodbridge, New Jersey 07095 at 1:00pm. Those who wish to attend, please meet at the cemetery office by 12:45pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his memory may be made to NORD: National Organization for Rare Disorders, 81 Word Pond Road, Cheshire, Connecticut 06410 (www.mitocure.org).
- Arthur Trooskin, Father
- Beth Trooskin, Mother
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Sunday, July 19, 2020
July 25, 2020
Still can't believe that it's true, still can't believe it's you. Gone too soon my friend, I know you're dancing with angel's on the wind, it's not the end. Until I reach forever, and we're together , you will always be, gone too soon"
Lyrics from one of our favorite musicians. One that we have seen many times together & would have as well this year if it wasnt for this horrible virus. Going to shows will never be the same w/o you. You always got there early to stand right up front to take your pics & would get mad cause I wanted to stay back a bit further. I would always say "Steve watch the show" & we would go back and fourth & get on each others nerves but, that's what friends are for right?!
You can now have a front row seat to all these shows & I'm sure you're already up there rocking out with all our favorite musicians who are also no longer with us.
Another thing we shared was our love for photography. That time we went to seaside in March after sandy & froze our butts off to take pics of all the destruction. I will miss seeing all your beautiful nature photos & all the photos from the events you attended. I will never forget when your weather pics made it to the news all the time. You were so excited about it. Actually our last conversation was about how hot it's been & how u love it and I hate it. You were always on the go, never a dull moment with you. When I think of the Jersey shore, I will always think of you. Your presence will be missed at all the usual places u attended on a daily basis. Jenks, asbury....
I'll always remember the fun times playing pool & swimming at your condo.
I'm mad that this virus made you have to cancel your birthday plans that you look forward to every year. I was so looking forward to dinner &the comedy club.
We shared our medical journeys & we understood each other. You did not deserve this but now you are free .Thank you for 10+ years of memories. I love and miss you. My deepest condolences to your parents.
July 24, 2020
I was so crushed when I found out he passed...i just had a conversation with him two weeks before...he made me promise to let him know about the zombie walk in Asbury Park one of his favorite spots to photograph..I will miss his smile and his zest for life.. a true friend...I will dress for Halloween this year in his honor knowing he will be there beside me as always..RIP STEVE
July 22, 2020
A nice person may god bless arther and his mom
July 20, 2020
I feel lucky to have had Steve in my life. When I was down he would try his best to pick me up out of my darkest. One year on my birthday I went out to eat with 2 of my girlfriends, out of no where here comes Steve, since he couldn't make my party, he suprised me to spend some time with me. I will always carry him in my heart so he will be with me always.
Jackie Kaplan Kay
July 19, 2020
I just wanted to send condolences to Steve’s family. Everyone who graduated from JPS with Steve would agree that he was someone that helped “glue” us all together on social media long past graduation. He always made me feel special, and I’m sure that I’m not the only one. I’m so sad to hear about his passing and so very sorry.
July 19, 2020
I am so sad that the world lost such a bright light. I met Steve around 1997. I remember Steve and Alan stopping over at my house to hang. I moved away from NJ, but we reconnected on Facebook. He was a kind person always there for me when I wanted to talk. Steve was fiercely loyal to his friends and their wishes. He was genuine and shared his opinions unabashedly, yet didn't make me feel bad on times when I disagreed. Steve was a one-of-a-kind man. My love goes out to everyone touched by his spirit. May his memory be for a blessing. <3
July 17, 2020
Steve would always find a way to get there and support all the members of the Jersey Shore Entertainment Family. He always made sure to come over and say hello, share a memory, take a photo and most of all always, always give our performance a thumbs up. Steve and I shared a lot of days together at Bar-A and a birthday to boot. Always admired the amount of hair and smile you had! Well Steve I just like to give your life performance a thumbs up! Thanks so much for always being there for us!
July 17, 2020
Sorry to hear of this. Steve was a radio fan/friend of mine and always talked to me on social media or visited me at a WDHA event. He was a wonderful caring passionate soul and I’m sending all of my love to his family. He definitely made my career in radio memorable with memories of him
And his music passion ... all of my love,
July 17, 2020
Steve, We are beyond heart broken. Your obituary was nothing but the truth by saying your smile was infectious. Very rarely did you not have a smile on your face if ever. You lit up a room every time you came to support your band friends and became part of our family. You will be so deeply missed and never forgotten. Love always, Cris and Sal
July 17, 2020
What wasn’t mentioned in the obituary was his love for sports! It’s the main thing we’d talk and debate about for what seemed like forever. He’d text me or tag me on Facebook mainly about the NBA, his favorite teams were the Indiana Pacers and the Phoenix Suns. Mine is the New York Knicks, and he’d always rag on me about Reggie Miller because Reggie would always kill the Knicks in the 90’s. Our passion for the NBA was the biggest thing we had in common. I attended a few of his birthdays in April when he’d have them at Bar-A or other places, even though I lived in Massachusetts at the times and had to drive far. I’m very saddened by his passing because he was a good person and even a few years ago I could see his physical problems starting. I’ll miss him dearly and crazy to think that we were only talking on Facebook a few days ago, I had commented on one of his posts. Sad that that’s the last conversation we’ll ever have. RIP Steve, hopefully up there they love the NBA and sports too like down here so you can debate about it as long as you wish!
July 16, 2020
I am so heartbroken. I cant stop crying. Steven was such an amazing person. He always knew how to put a smile on your face. I haven't spoken to him in years we graduated the same year in high school but he always seemed to keep in touch with me. That's who he was. So special. When he saw I was engaged to my fiance Anthony Robinson he sent me a video clip of the sing Mrs. Robinson. He made my day. Again he always knew how to make you smile. I'm going to miss our convos on media and I'm definitely going to miss him. Rest in peace my dear friend. My love always...
July 16, 2020
Thank you for being able to come to every single 4th of July BBQ bash. I know you shared the same sentimentality for the holiday with me and the forthcoming years will never be the same without you. I'll be sure to party extra at every show and every 4th of July for you! Xoxox! Always <3