OBITUARY

Stephen G. Curatolo

February 4, 1989May 10, 2019

Stephen G. Curatolo was born on February 4, 1989 and passed away on May 10, 2019.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, May 14, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, May 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Memories

Stephen G. Curatolo

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Olga Feldman

May 18, 2019

A Rangers jersey, a shy smile and a gentle disposition ...that’s how I remember Stephen from our first meeting at NY Presbyterian. During weeks of clinic visits my husband and I would become friends with Stephen and Stephanie. Weeks grew into months, my husband passed and Stephen underwent a second transplant. Over the next year, not a day went by without Stephanie sharing Stephen’s day with me...happy and funny texts, frustrating and truly sad texts...so many shared memories of happier times before illness would change life forever. Heartache envelops us all, but nothing of Stephen will be lost to memory. We will remember the kind and caring man he was, and how valiantly he fought against insurmountable odds. Love you, sweet prince. Forever rest in peace.

Mike Guzzardi

May 15, 2019

Steve, the memories we shared stretch across almost nineteen years, as you always acted as my third big brother. From hanging out front and playing hockey, discussing your course of treatment, or how bad the rangers played, you always remained optimistic; always seeing the glass as half full and laughing at any obstacle that came your way. One of the strongest individuals I knew, and the biggest spirit to be around. That’s the way you will be remembered. You will be extremely missed by my family and I. Until we meet again Stevie muffins

Alana Attanasio

May 14, 2019

I met Stephen down at Cornell when my father and him were going through the same procedure. It was comforting knowing that my family was not alone and that there were others who knew how it felt to have someone you love battle day to day post-transplant. Although my encounter with Stephen was brief, his positivity and spirit was infectious. I have asked about him many times over the course of this past year to see how he was progressing. I am heartbroken to hear of his passing and send my deepest condolences to his family. May he know that he touched the lives of many and his fight/perseverance gave (and still does) give me hope.

KRISTINA CAPASSO

May 14, 2019

I HAD THE PLEASURE OF GROWING UP WITH STEPHEN ON BROOKFIELD AVE. HE WAS THE KINDEST SWEETEST PERSON YOU WOULD EVER MEET! HE TALKED TO ANY AND EVERYONE WAS ALWAYS SO WELCOMING. STEPHEN WAS TRULY A GENTLE SOUL. I WILL ALWAYS CHERISH OUR CONVOS HANGING OUT IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE ON HOT SUMMER EVENINGS. I TRULY WILL MISS YOU MY MONKEY. YOU ARE AND ALWAYS WILL BE LOVED BY US ALL.

Nicholas Lodispoto

May 14, 2019

What could i possibly say about Stephen that everyone said about him already he was the bestfriend a person could ever have not only was he awesome he had the best parents and amazing sister jerry and stephanie and jenn are amazing people . I remember the time i came over his house for the rangers game with a 6 pack of v8 tomato juice this is way before the days of being able to have alcohol lol i could see that day in my head jenn bouncing
around. rangers game will never be the same without my buddy until we meet again brother will always miss you

Theresa Gaglia

May 14, 2019

Stephen was my neighbor. He was a very special person from the day that I met him as a young boy. He was kind, positive, happy just the kind of person that you wanted as a your own son. I really enjoyed being around his company.
Although I have many memories with Stephen, the one that really comes to mind is the day that my diamond fell out of my engagement ring setting while walking my dog. Stephen noticed me looking around the ground outside my home and asked me what happened. He immediately started helping me. It was like finding a needle in a haystack. I gave up and he didn’t… he found my diamond. I will forever be grateful to him for his strong will to make this a happy ending.

The world has lost a special person. He will be terribly missed, but never forgotten. We should all admire the person that he was and the life that he lived.

Love you and rest in the sweetest peace,
Theresa

Randi Gruber

May 13, 2019

Stephen was nothing short of an inspiration. The first time we met was at the hospital after a transplant and his attitude was incredible. Despite feeling down, he was so happy and optimistic. I’ve never seen anyone fight so hard. He took the bad in stride and took joy in the good. He was such a kind, caring person without a cruel bone in his body and the world is less bright without him.

Joe Doodian

May 13, 2019

From a distance, you can pray. From a distance, you can hope. Stephen's battle was always with me. His courage I will always remember. I would always say to Stephen gloves up when he had another round to fight. There was really no need to say that. Stephen always had his gloves up. May God bless him.

Christina Buchholz

May 13, 2019

Stephen -
Not once did I ever think that I would be sitting here sharing my favorite moments of us together in your memory. You were the bravest and strongest person I ever met. No matter what life threw your way, you remained optimistic - always making plans for the future. On your birthday, we sat in your dining room driving Steph and Jerry nuts planning a trip to Disney for the fall. We even took it as far as sitting in your room with Jenn and watching all the "POV" ride videos on YouTube. I can remember you always telling Jenn and I that we were trouble when we were together - like the time we bought the pool and put it on the deck. I can still hear your voice saying "I DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THIS! DAD IS GOING TO BE SO MAD!" I don't think I will ever be able to watch Ozark again. It was our thing. Binge watching TV in your basement during the summer and not telling Jenn I was hiding out at your house. Watching the Red Bull game eating Moe's. You loved Moe's. The lettuce story will always be one of my favorites. Even though we both lost our patience that evening, it ended with you hugging me. Your hugs were the best. I always felt the love you had for me when you hugged me. They were so genuine. Your smile and laugh was infectious. Your kind heart touched everyone you ever met. I am heartbroken and I will miss you terribly. You fought so hard for so long and you deserve to rest. No more doctors, no more treatments, no more pain just peace. Rest in the Sweetest Peace Stephen.

Jerry Curatolo

May 13, 2019

Stephen always made me laugh, although people think that I was to hard on him it was through love. No matter what I said to him to lead him down the right path he would argue but ultimately he would agree with me and in a minute he would be hugging me and said I love you dad. I will Never forget the first time we went Christmas shopping with my mom at a outdoor/indoor flea market in Jersey, and he walked off because he was distracted by a toy. Ha. Quite a while later , after announcements had been made, and the police were called there was Stephen telling the officers his grandmas address! Or how about The time he and Jeff went to the garden and didn’t know where to get the express bus back home and ended up on 42nd street by the library walking though alleys in NYC , finally called and I wanted to send car service to get them home ( pre Uber days) to all the mishaps with cars, he truly was a little me. Stephen was always his own person, but would always want to please me.

FROM THE FAMILY