Steve Memorial Fund


Steve was diagnosed with metastatic small cell lung cancer on February 6, 2017.  He underwent 6 rounds of chemotherapy targeted at his lung mass, whole-brain radiation, and lastly cyber knife radiation targeted at his brain lesions. On July 8, 2017, 152 days after his diagnosis, Steve lost his courageous battle. When Steve was 14, he met the love of his life, Barbara.  They married at 21 and had 2 beautiful daughters, Kimberlie and Brandee. The loving couple would be celebrating their 48th wedding anniversary on July 27, 2017. Steve was a wonderful husband, father, and Jeddo to his 4 amazing grandchildren. Steve enlisted in the US Marine Corps and prior to being deployed to Vietnam, he was given an honorable medical discharge.  Fast forward 50 years and through no fault of his own; Steve lost his full pension and benefits with both Universal Cyclops and USAirways after both companies declared bankruptcy. His wife Barb, who celebrated her 69th birthday 2 days after losing her husband, must continue to work in order to make ends meet.  Barb, who lives in Las Vegas, is left with extensive medical bills and the hardship of getting the family here in Las Vegas and her husband’s remains back to Pittsburgh where she can honor him with a proper funeral service. She is also looking to relocate back to Pittsburgh as soon as possible.  Steve’s last wishes were not to be a burden to his wife and children which is why we as family friends have created this page.  All donations are appreciated and will be given directly to his wife, Barbara.This picture was taken by his daughter as they were saying their goodbyes. Steve died surrounded by the love of his family, as it should be.

Donations ()

  • Bonnie Doyle 
    • $30 
    • 31 mos
  • Rebecca Lerma 
    • $50 
    • 31 mos
  • Carol Casoli 
    • $100 
    • 31 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 32 mos
  • Christine Baker 
    • $100 
    • 32 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Alice Fluegge 
Organizer
Las Vegas, NV
Barbara Leheny 
Beneficiary
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