Stephen Sumler

October 29, 1945April 28, 2018
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Stephen Samuel Sumler Jr. of Marina, CA passed away peacefully in Menlo Park, CA on April 28, 2018. Steve was born on October 29, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was a retired Sergeant First Class in the United States Army and was also a retired Assistant Chief of Police in Menlo Park. He settled in Marina, CA with his family in 1988. He was predeceased by his parents Stephen & Eleanor, and brother Joseph. Steve is survived by his wife Barbara Sumler, daughter Stephanie Sumler, son Stephen Sumler III, grandson Theodore Sumler, and siblings Carol, Joyce, Jimmy, and Johnny. Steve enjoyed fishing at the Monterey Fisherman’s Wharf with his family and friends. There will be a viewing on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 4:00pm-8:00pm with a rosary at 6:00pm, at The Bayside Community Mortuary at 1610 Noche Buena St, Seaside, CA. Family request donations be sent to the Department of Veterans Affairs in lieu of flowers.


  • Stephen Sumler III
  • Omar Orola
  • Jimmy Orola
  • Rizaldo Orola Jr.
  • Mike Malili
  • Edward Romero
  • James Sumler - Alternate


  • Viewing and Rosary Thursday, May 3, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, May 4, 2018

Stephen Sumler

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Paula Copeland

July 13, 2018

So sorry to hear of my cousin's passing.
Rest in peace.

Suzie Deal

May 5, 2018

My deepest condolences to the Sumler family. I met Steve when I was around 7 or 8. He lived next door to my grandparents. He was a really good man & a great father. I remember he would turn the music on for us. We would laugh & dance until we practically passed out! When he moved my best friend Dorrina, her mom, sister & brother to Homestead. A place had never heard of before. They might as well have said “he was gonna be stationed on Mars” I thought I would never see them again I was able to visit the following year and Steve was kind enough to take me & Dorrina to the beach to do what little girls do, collect “seashells by the seashore”
I’m so greatful to have known such a wonderful man & father.
Rest Peacefully in Heaven Steve. 💞

Beverly Lewis

May 2, 2018

I was one of the lady's that took care of Steve at skyline healthcare. Great Guy!!
He was very strong willed. Rest in peace Steve. May God bring peace and comfort to the Family.

Cathy Baird

May 2, 2018

I send condolences on behalf of the members of the Peninsula Threshold Choir who sang for Steve for many years at the Menlo Park VA. He was always clear about his three favorite songs and we obliged. We will miss seeing him. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

Pauline Rosenthal

May 1, 2018

To All of The Sumler Family;
On behalf of all of the staff and myself at Bayside Community Mortuary; Thank you for allowing us to care for your Husband and Father. May God comfort you all as only He can and may all the wonderful memories you shared bring warmth to your hearts and a smile to your faces when you'll need it the most. Respectfully,



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Memorial Day
is a time to remember,
honor and show our respect
for all men and women
who gave up their lives
for the country they fought to protect
Allthough we cannot
picture all of their faces
nor recognize each person's name
we give thanks today for
those brave U.S. Soldiers.
When called by our country, the came