Steven Conrad Schaedel

February 13, 1942September 12, 2013

Steven Conrad Schaedel, 71, of Avondale, Arizona, passed away on September 12, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born in Plainfield, New Jersey. After high school, Steve joined the United States Navy. He honorably served during the Vietnam War. After his military service, Steve started his career as a machinist. In 1977, he moved his family to Arizona.

Steve is survived by the love of his life, Patty Bourasa; children, Steven D. Schaedel and Kim Maneiro; grandson, Justen Schaedel, PFC, USMC; sisters, Katherine Schaedel, Joanna Canary and his beloved “critters”, Sister Kitty, Ralph, Alice and Jinx.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 2PM at Sunland Mortuary, 15826 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City, AZ 85351 623-933-0161.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 21, 2013

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rachel thiel

September 22, 2013

although i am deeply saddened by the news of steve's passing, i will continue to remember him for his sense of humor and loving and carig nature. God brings people into your life for a reason, and steve was brought into my life for many a very good reason....i will forever appreciate all of the kind and woderful things steve said and did for well as his loving fiance, pat. rest in peace, steve. God bless and thank you for being a friend. xo

Gail Luca

September 22, 2013

I will always remember the character he was, the smile on his face and his direct approach to life. I am thankful for having had the chance to have known him.

Connie Cavazos

September 20, 2013

Thank You for our two wonderful children and awesome grandson.

Peter Luca

September 19, 2013

In memory of my brother. Steve was a character. He was the kind of older brother a young kid like me needed. He was real, he jumped off the page. He had a way of looking at you, "the look". That growling scowl. You didn't know if he was going to hit you, kick you, or bite you. Then he would ask if you were going to be stupid your entire life, "Pete" - after which he would reach into his back pocket pull out his wallet and flip me a fiver. "Stay out of trouble Pete." I remember him tearing apart my first car, rebuilding the engine. When the heap blew up on the parkway, he travelled the miles to get me. Without saying a word, he put a down payment on an Austin Healey and pulled into the driveway one day. “Hey Pete, I got something for you.” He took me to the dragstrip, he took me to the doctor's office when he had to get a physical for a job, he took me on countless rides in his hotrods, he brought back souvenirs from every port of call. He would tell me, “Everybody has it rough, don't let it get it you down.” I was the only one at his wedding – I remember that day. He and Connie would invite me over for dinner. He let me drive his brand new Mustang. My memories of Steve go on and on. Steve was real. You knew exactly where you stood and exactly who you were. He didn't hold back. When I returned from China, he told me to make amends with the past and move on. I thank you for that, brother. There may be some folks that didn't know the Steve I knew, didn't see the Steve that I saw. Steve was all and everything he had to be. White t-shirt, blue jeans rolled at the cuffs, a pack of Camels rolled in his sleeve, hair greased back, a '54 baby blue Ford with Buddy Holly from the speakers. I will always remember him. He was my older brother.

Clare Vogt

September 18, 2013

Kim, Steven, and Pat. My heart aches for what you have been through and what you are going through. But I have to smile when I think of the "grump" with a huge heart. Steve was one of a kind, and I know he Loved you all very much. God Bless each of you. And always remember the good times...there were plenty!

Jessie Schaedel

September 17, 2013

From your teenage years through your years in the Navy and then as a devoted parent, I have seen you grow into a special person that is held in respect and love by your family and friends.

Love, Jess

Debbie Edwards

September 16, 2013

Your life was a blessing,
your memory a treasure.
You are loved beyond words
and missed beyond measure.
Big Steve will be missed more then we all know at this time. He was a very simple man with a very big heart.. I am so blessed to have been part out your lifes as well as his. Love you all so very much. With my deepest sympathy.

September 16, 2013

Steve and Kim what a loss for all of you. I will always remember the fun times living across the street for 14 years from you and your family in Glendale

Ken & Sandy Morehouse

Lana Kemker

September 15, 2013

You all have our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Father; We will always hold the good memories and good times we all shared in the past,close to our hearts.Our hearts and prayers go out to all during this difficult time. All OUR LOVE: Lana Kemker And Sheila Robertson

Dale Schulze

September 15, 2013

I met Steve only a few times, but in those brief encounters I found a friend. Our career path where very similar. I am a US Navy veteran, and a machinist. Though there are many years between us, I consider Steve a brother, "from another Mother", he will not be forgotten. -Anchors Away,