Stephen A. Napoli

February 28, 1947July 13, 2013
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Stephen A. Napoli, 66 years of age died Saturday, July 13, 2013 at his residence. He was born February 28, 1947 in Jacksonville, Florida to the late Angelo and Doris Napoli. He was also a longtime resident of Chicago. Steve was a United States Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and retired from AMTRAK after 34 years of service as a train director.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Kathryn Quinn Napoli; daughters, Rachel Toole (Matthew), Christine Nesci (Jonathan), Karyn Napoli; siblings, Michael Napoli, Linda Napoli, Keith Napoli (Chris); grandchildren, Austin Nesci, Aiden Nesci, Keagan Toole, Finn Toole, and Liam Toole Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring Street, New Albany, Indiana. His Funeral Service will be 10:00 am Wednesday in the Kraft Spring St. Chapel with burial to follow in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany, Indiana. The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to the Gerson Institute, P.O. Box 161358, San Diego, CA 92176 or

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  • Visitation Tuesday, July 16, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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Stephen Goodwin

July 23, 2013

Steve and I shared so much growing up in Jacksonville, we became instant friends. I remember a new elementary school opened up in our neighborhood and I was sitting in the class not knowing anyone and then someone tapped me on the shoulder and said hi, my name is Steve, what's your name. That was around 1958, Steve was taller than me so later on our classmates referred to him as big Steve and me as little Steve. We lost touch with one another when he and Kathy moved to Chicago, but then reconnected in 2009. The joy of that is difficult to describe. It was as if we had just talked to each other the previous day. How blessed I am to have a Best Friend Forever!

vic smith

July 21, 2013

Dearest Kathy, We were so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. John 3:16 Vic & Cathy Smith

Debbie Ousley

July 19, 2013

my prayers are with you Christine, I didnt know your father but if you are a reflection of the kind of man he was than he was a special guy Lean on the Lord friend rest in His strength your love for Him shines thru and that is eternal. Debbie Ousley casa buddy

July 18, 2013

My Condolences to the Family. During this time of sorrow, may you find peace and comfort in God's promise found at John 6:40

July 18, 2013

I am so sorry to hear about Stephen, I just saw him a cpl months ago. I know that he will be missed dearly. Mandy (Evelyn's) daughter.

John Sparks

July 17, 2013

I am deeply saddened to learn of Steve's passing. We were friends and classmates at Paxon High School. Steve was always smiling and fun to be around. I extend my Deepest Sympathies to Steve's Family and Friends. May you take Comfort in the knowledge that Steve is with GOD and in the hearts of all who knew him.

Joanna Spellens

July 17, 2013

Dear Kathy and family,
My deepest sympathy to you and for family for your loss. Steve was my cousin. My father Frank and Steve's dad were brothers. I will always remember all of the wonderful time we had together as children while growing up in Jacksonville. We lost contact with each other when my family moved to California back in the 60's. I wish we had kept in touch with each other as adults. You can tell from the photo's that Steve was a family man and loved his family and grandchildren very much.
Love to all of you. Steve still has a 92 year old Aunt Tina Napoli who also sends her deepest sympathy to each of you.
Joanna Napoli Spellens, Cousin
Tina Napoli, Aunt

July 16, 2013

Dearest Kathy and family--my sincerest heartfelt condolences to you all for the loss of such a loving man. I can remember our early days at the old reservation center at Amtrak and always hearing his jovial laughter between calls. I can hear him calling out to Karen--"Now Boogie" and everyone laughing at his endearing tone to her. He always had a wonderful smile and when I found out that he and Kathy were going to get married I was thrilled for both of them. They were truly so in love and excited about starting a wonderful life together and what a wonderful life they have made. To his daughters, you had one of the BEST dads a girl could ever want to have and your mom is AWESOME too. Much love to you all and you will continue in my prayers always. Sue Dwelle Jacksonville, Fl

Linda Garrison

July 16, 2013

Kathy, Rachel & Matt, Christine & Jonathan, Karyn and the precious grandkids,
I would like to express my heartfelt sympathy to each one of you. Steve was a great man and loved his Lord. May each of you find God's perfect peace in the days, weeks and months to follow. My first time meeting Steve was when we started the Market Day program at South Side Baptist School, he would come and unload the truck for us and I will always remember and be thankful for his help.
May each of you find something he had shared or taught you that would be meaningful to share with others, that's how his legacy will carry on for years to come. My prayers are with each of you.
Linda Garrison

July 16, 2013

Kathy, Rachel, Christine, Karyn, and family, We were enormously blessed by living next door to Steve and your family for over 25 years. We treasured you as neighbors, as friends, and as brother and sisters in Christ. Our hearts are broken for you now at the loss of Steve from this life, but oh the joy of reuniting with him one day in heaven! Our love and prayers, Doug and Maria Lazo