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Edwin L. Bennett Funeral Homes

824 Scarsdale Ave, Scarsdale, NY

OBITUARY

Steven George Jathas

April 7, 1995July 25, 2020

Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow, but remember me in every tomorrow. Remember the joy, the laughter, the smile, I've only gone to rest a little while. Although my leaving causes pain and grief, my going has eased my hurt and given me relief. So dry your eyes and remember me, not as I am now, but as I used to be. Because, I will remember you all and look on with a smile. Understand, in your hearts, I've only gone to rest a little while. As long as I have the love of each of you, I can live my life in the hearts of all of you.

Please visit the website of St. Pius X Church to view the funeral mass live stream. (http://saintpiusxchurch.com/wp/)

In lieu of flowers the family would like you to donate to the Steven George Jathas Memorial Fund in Steven's memory.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, August 14, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, August 15, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, August 15, 2020

Memories

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Paul Gedney

August 29, 2020

I am a stranger who happened to see this memorial while looking at others. I am impressed with the number of people who put down their thoughts about this young man and how he affected them. He did this in a very short amount of time, and its quite unfair to him, he probably would have touched many more; I'm 2 1/2 times his age and I'm still looking to make some good impact somewhere.

May GOD take good care of him and preserve his memory with all those who loved him.

BiG C

August 23, 2020

Steven was one of the coolest guys I knew.

He not only taught me alot, but showed me alot too.

He had a unique way of communicating with people, from his snapchat user name which made me lol everyday, to the way he would make light of situations really brought an uplifting air to anyone who was around him. He once said to me "Hey man, we are as cool as ocean breeze". I'd never heard that one before but it sure sounded cool to me.

It was because of him and another friend that I actually became the owner of the most beautiful dwarf hamsters. Its funny actually because I had wanted hamsters my whole life, but never owned one due to moving around. But he made it happen. It was a small deal but those hamsters actually brought alot of joy to not only myself but my mother as well.

Because of going out with him I was able to see things and meet people I otherwise would not be aware of, and for that I am grateful.

I really can't believe this happened because you left us too soon.

RIP Steven you are as cool as Ocean Breeze

Natalija von Gaisberg

August 15, 2020

Back in March, I discovered the song “Last Dance” by BIGBANG and you instantly came to my mind, imagining how much you would like it. Instead of writing to you at that moment, I told myself that I would tell you about it the next time we would see each other in London. Little did I know that there would be no next time. Ever since that song became the epitome of all the things we tend to procrastinate in life. There is so much I want to tell you, ask you, but instead, I have been endeavouring to find words that would do justice to you, Stevie.

You were one of the kindest souls I knew, never ceased to amaze me or the people whose lives you would enrich. Knowing you was the greatest gift there is. You had this incredible aptitude being your brilliant self in a world that is not very kind and that tells you incessantly to change. You never played by the rules. With your mischievous smile, you stood out in a crowd and was never averse from concocting clever schemes which only you could pull off.

Life with you was so much fun and I miss the person I met five years ago in the corridor of Richmond, who came into my life like a meteor, crashing through the dark sky scattering light.
Now I see you when I watch Ryuichi Sakamoto at the piano, evoking inner serenity; when I watch Hayao Miyazaki’s animes, evoking silence; when I watch the opening of Dragon Ball Z, evoking laughter and tears with the sound of Cha-La Head-Cha-La
- with you leaving on Shenron.

You were way too good for this world and I grieve the small and nameless moments I took for granted, the quiet nature of a friendship I assumed I would always get to lean on. There might be no “next time”, no destined farewell, but we will meet in those memories that were beautiful.
Until we meet again, Stevie.

Forever, Kikki

Mehdi Jim Hachlaf

August 15, 2020

Thank you for your generosity, the memories, experiences and the endless laughter.
Your essence will remain immortal as long as it lives within us.
May you Rest In eternal Peace Stephan.

Mona Baroness von Gaisberg

August 15, 2020

Dear Gabrielle,
Dear George and family

Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Steven.

We will not forget Steven`s smile and great sense of humor. He made every moment fun and enjoyable. We are grateful to have had the privilege of knowing him.

We will forever cherish our precious memories: the first time in Richmond and later in Kensington.

Sharing your sadness,

Natalija, Tatjana and Mona von Gaisberg and our dog Haya (please see the picture with Steven)

Thalia Shivdasani

August 14, 2020

Laughter is one of the best cures they say and Steven or as known to me Stefan. Was one of those rare souls whose very presence could light up a room, with his infectious smile, playful eyes and mischievous nature. Always plotting some kind of adventure, be it a trip to Morocco or a nocturnal expedition into the streets of London under the cover of darkness. There was never a dull moment.

Though what I’ll remember most is not his spontaneous personality or his wickedly dry sense of humour.

It’s the moments in which he showed a profound kindness so scarcely shown in a world like this, the generosity displayed in simple acts of compassion. I’ll never forget the friendship you gave to me and the moments we shared.

To One of The Greatest Mavericks who ever lived.

AproChant Foujourian

August 13, 2020

To the most unique individual I’ve had the privilege of knowing, your friendship was truly a gift only a few get to experience in life.

Whether it was to spontaneously go explore the wilderness or go to a medieval themed tavern out of boredom, everyday with you was nothing short of an adventure.

Rest in peace brother, I hope you’re in paradise now.

Amber Wheeler

August 13, 2020

Too sensitive for this galaxy. Steven knew a profound melancholy that made him highly empathic and unusually gifted. This sensitivity to sadness, as well as to beauty, resulted in his creative outpourings. With so much love to share, Steven truly was the gift that didn’t stop giving. I’ve personally had the joy of receiving that gift over the years of holding Steven as a very dear friend.

A force to be reckoned with. A kindred spirit. Yin to my yang. You knew how to harness the magic of playing. Laughing. Even the magic of crying. The tears fell for a reason, they were your strength not your weakness.

Steven, we never got to finish making music together but here’s to the hope that somewhere you’re tuning in: “You know what music is? God’s little reminder that there’s something else besides us in this universe; harmonic connection between all living beings, every where, even the stars.” - Robin Williams.

See you on the flip side. Sayonara.

Amber Island xxx

Jay Dhir

August 12, 2020

“By passing young, a person stays young in people's memories. If he burns brightly before he dies, his brightness shines for all time”

Life passes most people by when they’re making grand plans for it. Steven was not a person who would wait for something to happen, he was a go getter. If there was one person, who had sheer charm, wit, and a tingling sense of spontaneity, it was Steven.

Everyday was an adventure. The party never stopped. If there was one person I could turn to at anytime of the day or night to help comfort me, it was Steven. With a heart so great, and a creative mind that span further than most young adults, it fills me with pain that someone of his stature has been taken before his time.

To Steven: I’m heartbroken that my first and closest friend from day one at university has left me. I just wish we had more time... more time to plan life, to correct things, to make thing happen, and to see them through. Time is a precious commodity, and I’m glad to say that despite you not being here, you never wasted a single second doing something you didn’t want to do. I will always treasure our memories from young at Richmond, and carry you in my thoughts eternally.

Rest In Paradise my brother,

Until we meet again x

Kimberly Greene

August 10, 2020

Sending healing thoughts and prayers to Gabrielle, George, Emily, Sarah, and Steven's extended family. We remember Steven's carefree spirit, fashionable style, creative ideas, inclusive nature, and his smile. Love that smile...
Love and light,
Kimberly, Isaak, and Elliott Greene

FROM THE FAMILY

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