Stephen Houbary Obituary, Death – In loving memory of Stephen Joseph, a good friend who passed away much too soon. He was taken from this world too soon. Everyone is in a state of disbelief, sadness, and shock right now as a result of the exceptionally difficult nature of the work that needs to be done today. During the time that we spent working at Schiavone Construction over the course of the past few years, we worked together on a large number of different projects, and this particular one is one of those projects. My first thought upon laying eyes on Steve at the building site was, “Man, this guy is a wildman.” I have to say that impression has not changed. On the other hand, almost immediately after our first encounter together, we found that we got along swimmingly.
Things between Steve and I haven’t exactly been a walk in the park for a good portion of our relationship. Because Steve had a habit of being stubborn and insisting that things be done his way or the highway, and because I was unable to move quickly enough to satisfy his requirements, he insisted that things be done his way or the highway. There were times when we came to blows with one another and hurled insults at one another, but before you knew it, we were back to behaving like brothers and goofing off. Because he was always willing to go above and beyond for the company, he garnered a great deal of respect from me as an employee, and as a result, he earned a lot of respect from me as well.
He never missed an opportunity to gush about his partner and the children they had together, and he did so without fail whenever he did so. He was a family man who put his family first. No matter how challenging of a situation they were in, they could always count on him to be a trustworthy friend who would assist them in whatever way he could. I will be forever grateful to both of you for the opportunity to work together and for taking the time to get to know me. I, along with the rest of the Schiavone family, will feel a deep sense of loss when he is gone. The loss of him will leave a void in each of our hearts.