Steve De Gennaro

Died: July 6, 2019
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Steve De Gennaro was born August 21, 1945 in Brooklyn N.Y. After fighting a long and courageous battle with cancer, he passed away Saturday July 6,2019. Steve was the strongest, most compassionate, and loved person that you could have ever met. He is now in heaven and suffering no more. Steve attended PS-94, Pershing Junior High School, and then went on to St. Agatha’s school for religious instruction. He graduated from the only Agricultural High School in Queens NY. Steve started many businesses in his younger years, before moving to Pleasant Mount, PA. He was a Real Estate Broker in Brooklyn, and Staten Island, NY. After working in this field, Steve had a new dream; farming. In 1977 Steve moved his family to Pleasant Mt. PA to fulfill his dream. He met many people in Pleasant Mt. and after many years of farming, he went to work for Walmart in Honesdale PA. He met so many kind people there and Steve loved to talk to them all. His parish Churches were St. Juliana and St. James Churches in Pleasant Mt. When mass times changed, he then attended 4 PM mass at St. Rose of Lima Church in Carbondale, PA. He leaves behind his Wife Mary, of 50 years, His Son Joseph De Gennaro, of Endicott, NY, His Daughter Maria Keesler and her husband Rob. He is also survived by his brother Antimo and his wife in VA, sister Lucy in Florida, Sister-In-Law Geraldine Russell from Staten Island, NY, and Brother-In-Law Robert Olt- mann and his wife Mary, from Moscow, PA. He also leaves behind His Grandchildren: Angela, Stephen, Gina, Killian, Dillon, Nicole, and great grand-child Caleb, and also many nephews, nieces and cousins. Steve’s wish was to have no viewing and to be cremated, however, there will be a memorial mass at a later date. Please consider contributions to the Altar and Rosary Soc. at St. Juliana, & St. James in Pleasant Mount, PA. Also to Sister Anisia, at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Endicott, NY, she was a constant visitor to Steve bringing him Communion daily.

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Died: July 6, 2019

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Aida Spalding posted on 7/18/19

My Uncle Steve was always a bright light of love in my life and I will miss him forever. ♥ I always wished we lived closer through life, but the miles between us never stopped the love that I felt from him. He was kind, loving, supportive, giving and just one of the most amazing souls I have ever known. His smile was infectious and will always remain in my heart. Every person that he met felt the same way. He was so funny and loved life. I know that he will always be watching and protecting his entire family from Heaven above. I am heartbroken that I will never be able to hug him and hear his kind voice, but I find comfort in the memories of love that he left with me.


Antimo De Gennaro posted on 7/14/19

Dear Brother you have not been gone too long and I already miss very much. Your great personality was only exceeded by your sincere concern for your family and others. You touched the hearts of so many people. When we were growing up we had so many fond memories because when we were raised we knew that our family meant everything to us. If one member was in pain we all suffered and tried to help each other. We knew the significance of being a close family. Our parents installed in us that family was everything. All other things were secondary. The reason that events worked for us is that the whole family hades a strong devotion to the Madonna of Pompeii. Every week our father brought flowers which he placed in front of a huge painting of the Madonna. This helped us confront problems that we encountered. Steve all prayers are with you while you in this transition of life with God.


Chris posted on 7/13/19



Matt posted on 7/11/19

Sending my thoughts and prayers to Aunt Mary, Joe and Maria, and all of your family. So many wonderful memories of good times with my godfather. God bless you all. Matthew


Debbie Card posted on 7/10/19

Dear Maria and Family: We are so very sorry for your loss. Your Dad sounds like a wonderful man who had amazing life and lived out his dreams. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. I love his picture, he looks like such a happy man with a big heart and smile. Sincerely, Debbie and Dave Card


Lisa caldwell posted on 7/10/19

Maria, sending you my thoughts and prayer to you and your family.


Krista De Gennaro posted on 7/9/19

Steve De Gennaro August 21, 1945 - July 6, 2019 He was the kind of man that could strike up a conversation with anyone he encountered. He had a way of drawing you in and captivating your attention. He always greeted everyone he met with a warm, friendly face, a firm handshake or a strong, loving hug. He appreciated home cooked meals, Italian specialties and a good cup of coffee. He made gathering around the table more than just a meal. It was a time for conversation and reminiscing of days past. He believed in family, traditions, and old fashioned conversation. Although he did get quite proficient at texting, he preferred the real experience of talking, laughing and sharing thoughts. He was a believer in God and prayed for any and all that needed it. He lived by his faith and often did kind things for others, always willing to help out his fellowman. He stressed the importance of good character, honesty and integrity. He saw those qualities as the foundation to a successful business and future. He could sing every Italian song he knew the words to and had the most wonderful time doing it. He pointed out the beauty of the Italian language and spoke in conversation to his family, even teaching some of the language to his grandchildren. He was a fierce protector of his family and always put them first. He was always there to talk things through, celebrate good times, help solve problems, and always there for support when it was needed most. He was a lover of life and lived life to its fullest. Always ready to forgive, give someone the benefit of the doubt, and move on to better days. He couldn’t be prouder of his wife and family, his heritage, and where he came from. He was so easy to love and impossible to forget. He will always have a special place in my heart and he will continue to live on in our fondest memories.


Lorry Williams posted on 7/9/19

Maria, I am so sorry for your loss. I will pray for you to find comfort, knowing your Father is no longer suffering. Sending you hugs. Lorry


Amy Wallick posted on 7/9/19

Sending prayers, hugs, and positive vibes to you and your family Maria...Here if you need anything... ❤️🙏🏾😊 Amy, Joe, Pax, and Alex Wallick


Royice Harford posted on 7/9/19

Maria and family I am so sorry for your loss. May The Lord give you strength and peace during this most difficult time. Prayers, Thoughts and Hugs.


Luci Chudwick posted on 7/8/19

To one of my favorite cousins ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ So many memories from childhood and through out all these years...we will miss you. You can Rest In Peace now.. My heartfelt condolences to the rest of my family members in Binghamton.... Love,your cousins Luci and Ron


Luci Chudwick posted on 7/8/19

In memory of Steve De Gennaro, Luci Chudwick lit a candle


Judy Gilber posted on 7/8/19

I would like to offer my condolences to Maria Keesler and her family at the passing of her father. (I have been working with Maria since May 2019). May you find comfort and peace during this difficult time. My prayers are with you and your family.


Lucy De Gennaro- Klotz posted on 7/8/19

My dear Fratello Stefano, You were such a great brother.. You will always be in my heart and prayers.. Love, Tu Sorella Lucy Anna