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Steven Michael Kendall

December 9, 1963October 5, 2020
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Steven Michael Kendall passed away on October 5, 2020. Funeral Services are scheduled for Friday, October 23, 2020 at 12:00 PM at St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church; 720 S. Floyd Road, Richardson, Texas 75080.

Steve was born on December 9, 1963 in Beaumont, Texas to Michael Hinds Kendall and Gail (Tharp) Kendall. Steve graduated from Elsik High School in 1982 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from DeVry Institute of Technology. He spent his career in the Telecommunications Industry and was employed by Ericsson, Inc. in Plano, Texas for the majority of his career.

While on job assignment in New Jersey, Steve met Roseann Mucciolo. They were married on June 14, 1997 in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey. The couple made their home in Richardson, Texas with their two sons, Anthony James Kendall and Nicholas Alexander Kendall. Steve was a devoted husband and father. He enjoyed sports, playing guitar and piano, working on his home and being active. Steve loved playing basketball, but his favorite time on the court was playing with his sons and attending their games.

Steve is survived by his wife, Roseann Mucciolo Kendall, his sons Anthony James Kendall and Nicholas Alexander Kendall, his mother Gail Kendall, sister Katherine Kendall Frew (husband Michael), nieces Laura Michelle Konopka (husband Glenn), Kara Nicole Frew, great niece Quinn Presley Konopka, step-nephew Christopher Michael Frew, uncle Richard Kendall (wife Linda), cousin Claire Lucille Kendall and step-mother Sydna Nicholson “Nikki” Kendall. He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Hinds Kendall, paternal grandparents James Elmer Kendall and Guindolin “Guinn” Kendall, maternal grandparents Homer Weston Tharp, Jr. and Electa Esthadese Tharp and uncle Gary Lynn Tharp.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS.org)

Services

23 October

Rosary Service

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church

720 S Floyd Rd,
Richardson, TX 75080

23 October

Memorial Mass

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church

720 S Floyd Rd,
Richardson, TX 75080

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Steven Michael Kendall

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Alejandro Gonzalez

October 23, 2020

I remember the first time I met him at work, I was new in his group and there was a meeting where everybody was talking and giving opinions about how to do things, Steve was just observing them, then I asked him "Steve, have you done this before", he replied "Yes, and it works how I have done it!", everything went silent, we heard Steve, we trusted Steve and the discussion was over.

Steve and I used to talk about sports too, he told me how difficult was for his son to make it to the basketball team, but how hard he worked, he was so proud of his sons! he IS so proud of his sons!

Kunal Jethwani

October 23, 2020

I worked with Steve at Ericsson. He was a great friend and a mentor. He was always willing to help others. I've learned a great deal from him. His dedication and professionalism were simply impeccable. I still remember doing my last maintenance with him which lasted for 15 plus hours. We will miss you Steve.

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Harish Nandhakumar

October 23, 2020

I worked with Steve in the same team and was always amazed by his dedication. He is always there to help others in need. We will miss him a lot!

Søren Nielsen

October 23, 2020

I worked with Steve for many years at Ericsson. He was a great colleague and friend. I loved his humor and his matter-of-fact approach to things. He was always willing to help if something needed to be done and always willing to share his wisdom, whether on a technical matter or something not work related. Our group at work got a lot smaller with his passing and he will be missed.

Teena Abraham

October 22, 2020

Steve has been a wonderful colleague of mine since several years. He was a very helpful, credible and an empathetic person. Never missed to say hello as he walked by my desk every morning. Our team feels a deep emptiness in our hearts at the thought of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Steve’s family and loved ones during this difficult time. I hope that you'll will find healing and peace in the months ahead!
RIP Steve...

Damon Elsden

October 22, 2020

Steve was a friend and a colleague at Ericsson. We've worked on the same program for years and spent a lot of nights together on code rollout activities. Steve was always willing to step-in and help whenever needed, day or night, and was highly respected by everyone he worked with. We shared a mutual love of playing sports and being involved in our kids sports. He was so proud of his boys and their accompishments with basketball!

Steve will be dearly missed by his entire Ericsson family. My thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family!

Valerie Kirkpatrick

October 22, 2020

Dear Kendall Family,

I have read the memories that have been posted and only wish I could have gotten to know all of you so much better. What a wonderful family! I do remember one morning when I started backing out of my driveway only to run smack dab into my electronic wood gate that had not fully opened. I jumped out of the car, walked into the alley way and there was Steve. He told me he heard the loud crack and was glad to see I was fine. I did want to let you know that Bob and I contributed to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society a short while ago but somehow I missed the place to donate in Steve's name. We pray for God's peace that passes all understanding to remain with you all the days to come.

Valerie and Bob Kirkpatrick

Siddi Kommineni

October 22, 2020

My sincere condolences to Steve's family and friends.

Steve was a friend and a colleague to me. I first met Steve at Ericsson, when i joined as an intern. Steve was the favorite person among the Intern group. We used to have nice and long chats with him, in the corridor and during our software rollout at night. He had a good sense of humor and very open nature. Steve's passing has left a shock and sadness in me. Steve will be missed and his memories will remain for long times to come. My deepest sympathies to Steve's family and friends.

Stephen Becker

October 22, 2020

I attended high school with Steve ( a grade younger), and even during those younger years when we were all still trying to find our way and many times act in our own self interest, that was not the case with Steve as I observed many times he placed other people's needs before his own. He was humble and selfless back then, I can only imagine how much more of a Giver he became

May God continue to breath His love into you Steve and your wife and sons and all of your family and loved ones

Anshuman Jain

October 20, 2020

Steve was my colleague at Ericsson. What was special about Steve was his humility and generosity. He never hesitated to help and always had smile on his face. His wry humor and sharp wit made every interaction with him enjoyable. Steve you will be missed buddy!!

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