Stephen Ross Cigainero
Stephen Ross Cigainero
  • June 21, 1948 - February 27, 2017
  • Cartersville, Georgia

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Stephen "Steve" Ross Cigainero, age 68, passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017 after a long battle with brain cancer.
Mr. Cigainero was born on June 21, 1948 in Fayetteville, AR, son of the late Harvey Leo Cigainero and Rosemary DeCoursey O'Grady Cigainero.
Steve is survived by his loving wife of eighteen years, Rhonda Cigainero, two children and their spouses: Brian/Brooke Cigainero, Mark/Hope Cigainero and one stepson, Matthew Best. Additionally, he has two granddaughters, Emmalee Cigainero and Kayla Rowland. He also leaves behind two sisters, Carol Tull and Jan Stoichev as well as one brother, Don Cigainero.
Steve is a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he served with the 199th Light Infantry Brigade "RedCatchers" ,49th Infantry Platoon Scout Dog.
Steve retired from the Coca Cola Company in Atlanta, GA after 30 years of service. He had a passion for hunting, fishing and cutting wood. After retirement, Steve spent most of his time caring for his parents and enjoying every minute he had with his granddaughter, Emmalee, as well as being an avid beekeeper. Steve was a friend to many, a father and hero to two sons and a loving husband.
Dad, thank you for the life lessons: the value of a firm handshake, being early, keeping your word, always use manners, a strong work ethic and above all else, respect.
A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at eleven o'clock in the morning on Thursday, the 2nd of March, 2017 in the chapel of Owen Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Shepard officiating. Interment will follow at one-thirty in the afternoon in the Georgia National Cemetery with military honors presented.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from five o'clock in the evening until seven, on Wednesday the 1st of March, 2017 in the chapel of Owen Funeral Home.
In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Cigainero's memory to Transitions Hospice, 610 Shorter Ave, Rome, GA 30165.
Please visit to post tributes and sign the on-line register.
Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Dr., Cartersville, GA 30120 has charge of the arrangements.