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“Still thinking of you Fukes, you will always be in my heart and thoughts. "When it seems like the night will last forever, And there's nothing...Read More »
1 of 97 | Posted by: Greg Brondou - shanghai China

“I'll always remember our years together playing hockey at Salisbury! Great memories. RIP Steve. ”
2 of 97 | Posted by: Chris Brislin - North Attleboro, MA

“You will be missed buddy, rest in peace ”
3 of 97 | Posted by: Cassidy Vaughn - brooklyn, CT

“So very sorry for your terrible loss. ”
4 of 97 | Posted by: Mary Anne Wilson, Shane, and Callie - NY

“yo my dude i will truly miss u for real and tammy to sorry to all the family and friends ”
5 of 97 | Posted by: donald wilson jr aka dj - utica, NY

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Fukesy family during this difficult time. I remember him as a great guy with a great laugh. God Bless, Jennie ”
6 of 97 | Posted by: Jennifer L Zywiak - Marcy, NY

“My deepest sympathies go out to family and friends of Stephen. May all find peace in the days that follow this terrible loss. ”
7 of 97 | Posted by: Danielle LoGalbo Tedesco - Utica, NY

“May peace find you and your family...you will be greatly missed ”
8 of 97 | Posted by: Megan - Whitesboro, NY

“Sandy and Wende~ Like so many others who have been touched by you through life and DANCE, I'm so sorry to hear the sad news. Please know my thoughts...Read More »
9 of 97 | Posted by: Meean Hill-Hunt - Tonawanda, NY

“I remember the day you were born Your parents were so happy. I remember your trips to Fl. I have a picture of you on a surf board. You always...Read More »
10 of 97 | Posted by: Linda (williams) Ebrahim - Stuart, FL

“I remember Steve as a young boy and the passion he had for Hockey, as time goes by we all went our seperate ways, I would occasionally see Steve when...Read More »
11 of 97 | Posted by: Joe Malysa - Clayville, NY

“We send our condolence .Stephen will surely be missed ”
12 of 97 | Posted by: Gayle Brondou - utica, NY

“Steve, I will remember your vibrant personality, your smile and your laughter. You're a wonderful person and I will miss you my friend...Smooty D. ”
13 of 97 | Posted by: Michele Smoot - Rochester, NY

“Sandie, Wende and family, Heaven has a new angel, and he will forever be in your hearts. I hope you find peace in knowing Stephen is safe and that...Read More »
14 of 97 | Posted by: Theresa Ancone - Jamesville, NY

“sandi we are so sorry to hear of your loss our prayers are with you and your family ”
15 of 97 | Posted by: elaine pelnik-hoffman - naples, FL

“Mrs. Fukes I am so sad to hear the news. I can't imagine how you feel. I wish I could come back and give you a big hug. I won't be able to make it...Read More »
16 of 97 | Posted by: TJ Bertlesman - Tempe, AZ

“I never had the opportunity to have really known Steve, just remembered growing up playing against him in hockey and knowing never to get in the way...Read More »
17 of 97 | Posted by: Steve - New Hartford , NY

“Dear Sandi and Wende, My mother and I send our deepest sympathies for the loss of Steve. He was a beloved student of my mother's whose smile...Read More »
18 of 97 | Posted by: Marianne Lazzaro Grandusky - NY

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rest in peace. ”
19 of 97 | Posted by: Talitha Ridley-Gorea - Deerfield, NY

“Very Sorry to hear about Stephen's passings. May the Lord"s Blessings be also with you all. ”
20 of 97 | Posted by: Richard Abdoo - Cheektowaga,, NY

“It seems like yesterday we were walking the halls at Harts Hill School, you will be greatly missed. RIP Fukesy! ”
21 of 97 | Posted by: Jesse Hastings - Ithaca, NY

“"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal" My thoughts and prayers are with you always. ”
22 of 97 | Posted by: Barb - Whitesboro, NY

“Sandy and Wende, Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Jay and I were so saddened to hear about Steve. We send our love.......Read More »
23 of 97 | Posted by: ann and jay pierz - oneida, NY

“So sorry to hear about Steve....had some great times in high school with him. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Such a terrible...Read More »
24 of 97 | Posted by: Katie Evans - New York Mills, NY

“Sandi, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. I will always remember Steve's infectious smile all those...Read More »
25 of 97 | Posted by: kelly galliher - baldwinsville, NY

“I was shocked and saddened to hear of Steve's passing. It has been many years since I saw him, but Steven had a smile and a laugh that you don't...Read More »
26 of 97 | Posted by: Robin (Durando) Carson - NC

“I would like to send my condolences to Steve's Family. Steve was a great teammate and friend. I had the pleasure of playing with Steve in Select...Read More »
27 of 97 | Posted by: Thomas Post - Massena, NY

“It saddens me to have lost someone so young. I remember Steve as a young kid, and my heart goes out to all who loved him. I wish you peace. ”
28 of 97 | Posted by: Alison Foster - Brooklyn, NY

“Steve you were always a part of our family. I will remember your smile, charisma, and humor. Sending love and thoughts to you and your family. ”
29 of 97 | Posted by: Amy Karas - Whitesboro, NY

“Gonna miss ya' brother...lots of great times with you and Canter...Love and peace for the family...may you rest in peace!!! You will be missed!!! ...Read More »
30 of 97 | Posted by: Jimmie Williams - Portland, OR

“Sandie: My sincere condolences for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you along with your family. Steve was a great man and I have many...Read More »
31 of 97 | Posted by: J.P. Prevost - Syracuse, NY

“To Fukesie, I would just like to express to you how much I valued our friendship back in our RIT days. You were a stand up guy, a caring person, a...Read More »
32 of 97 | Posted by: mark costea - friend

“Sandy & family We're very sorry for your loss. You're in our thoughts and prayers. ”
33 of 97 | Posted by: Butka Family - NY

“Sandie my heartfelt prayers go out to you and your family so sorry for your loss may god give you and your family comfort during this difficult time ”
34 of 97 | Posted by: Robin Trent - Bassett, VA

“I'm awfully sorry to hear of Steve's passing at such a young age. I will offer Mass and pray for him and his family. I last saw Steve at a Fukes...Read More »
35 of 97 | Posted by: Jim Fukes - Pittsboro, NC

“I know there are no words to stop the pain that you are feeling in your heart. I am so sorry, I wish I could do something to make it easier. Please...Read More »
36 of 97 | Posted by: colleen Fountain Skinner - Oneida, NY

“My deepest sympathies go out to family and friends of Stephen. May all find peace in the days that follow this terrible loss. Most of all I wish...Read More »
37 of 97 | Posted by: Kimberly Russell - Mt. Juliet, TN

“To all of Stephen's family & friends, I will offer the Sacrifice of the Mass for the repose of his soul on Wednesday & Thursday (28 & 29 March) at...Read More »
38 of 97 | Posted by: Fr. Gary M. Fukes - Radcliff, KY

“Although I hadn't seen him for years and most of my memories are from when we were younger, my heart was broken when I heard that Steve had passed...Read More »
39 of 97 | Posted by: Heather Landers - Dayton , OH

“Sorry for your loss. ”
40 of 97 | Posted by: Becky Nichols - Oneida, NY

“Steve, Thank you for all the wonderful memories. From the days of cruising with Grandpa Bob (and him threatening to throw us cousins in the aligator...Read More »
41 of 97 | Posted by: Sean Bauer and Family - NY

“We are so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our prayers ”
42 of 97 | Posted by: Patrick Gates - Remsen, NY

“My condolences to Sandie & the rest of his family. Steve was a good friend & I'll always remember all the fun years of hockey together. Devastated to...Read More »
43 of 97 | Posted by: Kevin & Tiffany Dyer - Whitesboro, NY

“Sandie, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I am so sorry from the bottom of my heart. God bless Stephen and all of you ”
44 of 97 | Posted by: Dawn Thurston-Fritzen - Liverpool, NY

“My heart skips a beat when I hear that a loved one has left his family, but my heart is filled when I talk with those who love and care so much for...Read More »
45 of 97 | Posted by: Linda Ezman Warchal - Fort mill, SC

“Steve had a smile and personality that will forever live in my heart....He will be greatly missed by so many. I will never forget the good times we...Read More »
46 of 97 | Posted by: Tammy Hill - Whitesboro, NY

“I am so sad to hear of this terrible loss. I have memories of a very young Steve dancing and hanging out at the Johnson home. We were so young then....Read More »
47 of 97 | Posted by: Melissa Cattat - Dallas, TX

“The world lost a good man yesterday...a good friend of mine. You will be dearly missed. Find peace my friend. My heart and prayers wish strength and...Read More »
48 of 97 | Posted by: Scott Larrison - Whitesboro, NY

“My heart felt sorrow, thoughts and prayers to Sandie and family. God be with you all at this time of need for strength. Love Donna ”
49 of 97 | Posted by: Donna Stein - Palm City, FL

“I am a freind of Jennifer Mott, I saw Stephen's photo and obituary on her facebook page Plase except my condolences,From what I have read He seemed...Read More »
50 of 97 | Posted by: Carin Ann Bova - Jacksonville , FL

“Just learned of Steve's passing from his classmate Luis Rivera. I have such fond memories of Steve and am very saddened by this news. He was a...Read More »
51 of 97 | Posted by: Bill Buehner - ME

“Sandie and Family- I was a dance student of Sandie's many years ago. I remember Steve as the "cute boy" we would chase around during recitals. I am...Read More »
52 of 97 | Posted by: Amanda (Rinaldo) Alessandra - NY

“Steve, I was very sad to hear of your passing. The passion we both shared for the game of hockey brought us together. Once a teammate, always a...Read More »
53 of 97 | Posted by: Matt Hargreaves - Charlotte, NC

“To the Mother & Family of Stephen. Our heartfelt sympathy & prayers are w/you. My Son Joey & Stephen played hockey together. My son's accident on his...Read More »
54 of 97 | Posted by: Francine & George spinelli - NY

“Steve, all of my family loved you, especially Kristy where you'll always have a special place in her heart. May you be at peace. We will always...Read More »
55 of 97 | Posted by: Tammy Karas-Guiliano - Rome, NY

“May the angels hold your heart and guide you within the gates of heaven. With heavy heart, you will be greatly missed. ”
56 of 97 | Posted by: Gina (Pasquale) King - Waterville, NY

“Stevie - Although the times I have seen you over the past years are few and far between, I remember growing up with you like it was yesterday. The...Read More »
57 of 97 | Posted by: Erica Jones McKenna - Hoboken, NJ

“May you rest in eternally in peace and spend some needed time with your dad and Grandmother. ”
58 of 97 | Posted by: Sharon Wameling - Daytona Beach, FL

“Rest in Peace Steve, I have many memories of our Hockey years together. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
59 of 97 | Posted by: Steven Barber - Naples, FL

“My sincere condolences to Steve's family...RIP old friend...you will be greatly missed! Mark ”
60 of 97 | Posted by: Mark Kotary - New Hartford, NY

“Mrs. Fukes and Family I am truly sorry to hear of the passing of Stephen. He was a great childhood friend of mine and I will cherish the many...Read More »
61 of 97 | Posted by: Greg Rorick - New Hartford, NY

“I have many fond memories of Steve from Harts Hill elementary. What a gifted athlete. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve your loss. ”
62 of 97 | Posted by: Barbara Quackenbush - Utica, NY

“Steve you will be dearly missed and always remembered for that beautiful smile that always lite up a room & your kind heart and the way you where...Read More »
63 of 97 | Posted by: Scarlett Pepe - Oriskany, NY

“Words can't express how sorry I am to hear about Steve's passing. Although its been years since we've seen each other I can't think of anyone who's...Read More »
64 of 97 | Posted by: Michael Francis - Eugene, OR

“it is true "only the good die young".God bless to family and friends.fukes you will be greatly missed.Rest easy my friend. ”
65 of 97 | Posted by: Robert a. Slater - utica, AL

“sorry to hear about Steven was much to young Condolences to the family ”
66 of 97 | Posted by: Therese Boehlert - NYmills, NY

“I am so sorry for your loss. I am sorry that I didn't get a chance to know Stephen very well. My condolences go out to all of you. Love, Rondy ”
67 of 97 | Posted by: Rondy Fukes Camastra - Rome, NY

“My prayers and thoughts are with Steve’s family & friends. We all have so many great memories growing up with Steve. A true friend with a great...Read More »
68 of 97 | Posted by: Renee Santa Maria - Whitesboro, NY

“Jim, Sandi, Jeremy and all of your family, I am so very sorry for your loss. There is nothing that hurts as much as lossing someone that you love,...Read More »
69 of 97 | Posted by: Katie Montague - Whitesboro, NY

“Sandie, Wende and family, My heart goes out to you during this terrible loss. Your love for Stephen is eternal. He surely will be missed. You, your...Read More »
70 of 97 | Posted by: JoAnn Grasso - Rome, NY

“I am so saddened to hear of Steve's passing. I can relate well to what his family and loved ones are going through. Sending lots of warm wishes to...Read More »
71 of 97 | Posted by: Valerie (Foster) Githinji - OH

“The memories we have will always be in our hearts right next to Steve. Sandie our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family! ”
72 of 97 | Posted by: Mark & Carol Canter - Marcy, NY

“Sandi and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your son. You will carry him in your heart,everyday....until you meet him again. My prayers are with...Read More »
73 of 97 | Posted by: Cheryl Mondi - SAUQUOIT, NY

“Fukesy...My first memory of you, way back at Wende's dance recital, is virtually the same as my last memory of you from just months ago....You...Read More »
74 of 97 | Posted by: Kathy Lupia - Whitesboro, NY

“Hope your soul finds peace...your smile used to light up a room...rest in peace Steve..xo ”
75 of 97 | Posted by: angela dalessandro - utica, NY

“One of my develish Cub Scouts-watched you grow with mine and become a handsome young man with so much ahead-always a smile and a wave -gone to soon...Read More »
76 of 97 | Posted by: Joan Hastings - Whitesboro , NY

“Steve you were a friend who no matter how long it had been since we had seen each made seem like it was yesterday. You will be missed, but never...Read More »
77 of 97 | Posted by: Mandy Martin Bara - Whitesboro, NY

“Steve, Thanks for the nights we stayed up late playing soccer in your backyard. You were my first true friend. I remember the hockey days. Trips we...Read More »
78 of 97 | Posted by: Kristian Aiken - Charlotte, NC

“Steve and I spent one winter as roommates in Detroit. We lived just off the now infamous 8 Mile and had a great time working together and adjusting...Read More »
79 of 97 | Posted by: Andrew Kerr - Nashville, TN

“R.I.P. Steve. You will be deeply missed by so many. We will never forget the huge smile you had and the way you cared for others. You are an angel...Read More »
80 of 97 | Posted by: Tiffany Dearo-Pickard - Naples, FL

“I am so sorry for this great loss. I have nothing but great memories growing up with Steve. He would do anything for anyone and had a great heart. I...Read More »
81 of 97 | Posted by: Keith Pinto - Myrtle Beach, SC

“A life long friend..that is how someone described you to me tonight and it's so true. We didn't have to talk every month or even every year...but I...Read More »
82 of 97 | Posted by: Danielle Bostic Olivieri - NY

“'To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.' We will carry you in our Hearts forever more. Peace is now yours.... ”
83 of 97 | Posted by: Aunt Sharon & Uncle Mike - NY

“Thinking of you and all the good times. You'll be missed by many. My prayers are with you and your family. ”
84 of 97 | Posted by: Stacey LaFayette - Whitesboro, NY

“Sad, sad news about an old hockey teammate. My thoughts and prayers go out to Sandie and his entire family. ”
85 of 97 | Posted by: Mark Mowers

“RIP Fukes! You will be missed! Thoughts and prayers to your family! ”
86 of 97 | Posted by: Echo - Liverpool, NY

“I will always remember his infectious smile....making others around him light up....his laugh and kindness will never fade away....he will truly be...Read More »
87 of 97 | Posted by: Alexis Worn - ME - h.s. friend

“I was sad to hear of his passing he was always around the dancers growing up. Always laughing and joking and we always had a great time. You will...Read More »
88 of 97 | Posted by: Nicole Cittadino Leary - NC

“Sorry to hear of your loss. Your in our thoughts and prayers. ”
89 of 97 | Posted by: Debbie(Fukes)Axelson - NY

“We will miss you Fukesie!!! ”
90 of 97 | Posted by: Tom Master - Nashville, TN

“Rest in peace Steve. My prayers and thoughts are with your family and friends! ”
91 of 97 | Posted by: Lisa Quinn - Orlando, FL

“Sad to hear the news today. Fukesy was a great friend and a great teammate to me at RIT. We had some fun times together. You always knew where you...Read More »
92 of 97 | Posted by: Jerry Galway - Milton, ON

“RIP Steve! Prayers to your family and friends for comfort, strength, and peace! ”
93 of 97 | Posted by: Jeff - Whitesboro, NY

“Fukes... Seems like yesterday we were chasing girls, riding in your path, booming some hip hop. Spending nights in Paradise Alley, playing with...Read More »
94 of 97 | Posted by: David Lupia - Whitesboro, NY

“Dear grieving family, My wife and I are very sorry for your tremendous loss and would like to express our condolences to the entire family. We...Read More »
95 of 97 | Posted by: Jodel - NY

“May you finally be at peace.... ”
96 of 97 | Posted by: Dawn - Whitesboro, NY

“Cant believe you are gone....RIP my friend... ”
97 of 97 | Posted by: David Aldi - Boca Raton, FL


Stephen J. Fukes, II, age 35, passed away March 26, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center. He was born May 5, 1976, in New Hartford, the son of Stephen J. and Sandra Bauer Fukes. Steve was educated at Whitesboro High School, Salisbury Prep School, R.P.I., and R.I.T. He was formerly married to Kristy Phelan. Mr. Fukes was employed in pharmaceutical sales, and currently with his family's business, George's Farm Products. A gifted athlete, Steve excelled in Hockey, where he won numerous awards throughout his years playing a sport he loved. He also enjoyed outdoor sports, particularly playing a round of Golf with friends. Steve always valued his many friendships and will be remembered for his outgoing personality and contagious smile. His laughter and charisma will be deeply missed. He is survived by his mother, Sandie; his sister, Wende Warne; his brother, Jim Paine; grandfather, Stephen Fukes; aunts, uncles and their spouses, Carol Mahar, Charline Topor, Sharon and Michael George, Robert and Peg Bauer, and Ronald and Linda Bauer; nieces and nephews, Ashleigh Weeks, Kiera Warne, E.J. Weeks and wife Amanda, and Jeremy Paine; several additional family members; and his canine friend Mac. He was predeceased by his father, Steve; paternal grandmother, Jessica Fukes; and maternal grandparents, Arline and Robert Bauer. There will be a Memorial Service Thursday, 7:00 p.m., at Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, Forty Main Street, Whitesboro. The family will receive relatives and friends at the funeral home from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to a fund to be established in care of the family.

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