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“Steve, you were the indomitable optimist! You made us all laugh and see the goodness in the world. I am putting together the bios of our deceased...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Becky LaDage Alexander - VA

“So sad to read about Steve's passing. He was always fun and full of joy. A great person and friend in high School. ”
2 of 24 | Posted by: Anne Wright - albuquerque, NM

“Steve, I wish I had more time to get to know you. My mother spoke very highly of you and was very excited when she found out that you were living at...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Chris McLaughlin - Wilmington, DE

“There are few people in my life that made me smile like you! All of my memories of you are happy ones. You will be missed by many. ”
4 of 24 | Posted by: Jane Young Swift - West Chester, PA

“I went to Brandywine with Steve and also knew his family from Del Vets Pool. We had lots of fun together during those teenage years. So sorry for...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Noreen Magargal Lucas - Riverview, FL

“Stephen was my cousin and a student at Brandywine High School when I was doing my student teaching. He was in my Civil War history class and would...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Darlene Componovo - West Chester, PA

“A world without Stephen will be a little less. ”
7 of 24 | Posted by: Gena disabatino - CA

“I remember growing up in our large family some great parties we would have , and all the cousins would get together. The Christmas family tradition...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Butch DiSabatino - Aspen, CO

“Steven and I worked together in the 80's ... We had a blast , always lots of laughs .. He was a wonderful , kind loving friend !!! ”
9 of 24 | Posted by: Linda Morrow - Boca Raton, FL

“My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. ”
10 of 24 | Posted by: Edie Guthrie - Cary, NC

“Stephen, your lovely smile and our frequent conversations will linger in my heart. My blessings and prayers are with you as you travel on your final...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Gertrude B. Burrell - Wilmington, DE

“This makes me so very sad. Stephen was not only my cousin but one of my dearest and closet friends in high school and college. I know how much you...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“Angie, I am so sorry to hear about your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I enjoyed talking with your brother when I...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Barb Watson - Bluffton, SC

“Stephen was the sweetest, nicest and the funniest guy ever. So many high school memories. My sympathies to his loving family. ”
14 of 24 | Posted by: Barbara Field Fullerton - Denver, CO

“I am very sorry for your loss ”
15 of 24 | Posted by: Albert Campanlli - Wilmington, DE

“Stephen cut my hair when I worked with the courts in Sussex. Kept me laughing all the time. Was a proud CASA volunteer and an all around good fellow....Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Ed Pollard - Odessa, DE

“Steve helped make my days in high school a positive experience. I am grateful. I will always remember hi irrepressible sense of humor and big...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Jack Huber - Newark, DE

18 of 24 | Posted by: JAMES WILLIAMS - Wilmington, DE

“Thank you for adding to my life with our high school crazy fun! ”
19 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“Steve was the best - we were buddies in high school and he was one of the nicest people I ever knew - I'm sure your family will miss him terribly but...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: Barbara Ayers McGee - FL

“Steve was the best we used to get in trouble a lot in high school and these are happy memories I still carry with me. I am hoping your family can...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Anne Neely-Beck - Jeffersonville, GA

“Steve was a fun-loving funny guy, always laughing and finding joy in his surroundings. I pretty much lost track of him after Brandywine and was...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Jack Harris - Monroe Township, NJ

“In symapthy,John J Samluk ”
23 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry to hear of your loss. Worked with Stephen @ Mr. Larry's in 1975. He was a very nice person. In sympathy. ”
24 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

Stephen X. Calvarese, age 66, of Wilmington DE passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. He was predeceased by his father, Dr. Joseph A. Calvarese; mother, Louise DiSabatino Calvarese Conway; and stepfather, Al Conway.

Stephen was a graduate of Brandywine High School and the University of Delaware. He was the proud owner of Xavier's Hair Salon in Rehoboth DE. He was an art and history enthusiast, as well as an avid dog lover.

Stephen was a beloved brother and uncle to his family. He is survived by brother, Joseph A. Calvarese, Jr. (Carol); sister, Mary Jo Chandler (James); and sister, Angela C. Frey. He had seven nieces and eight great nieces and nephews who meant the world to him. His love, intelligence, and humor will be missed by his family and friends.

A Memorial Mass will be offered at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015 at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, 901 N. Dupont Street, Wilmington DE. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his name to Ingleside Homes Benevolence Funds, 105 N. Franklin St., Wilmington DE 19806.