steven m.zimmerli
Rochester: Suddenly, Monday, November 5, 2007 at age 29. Steven is survived by his parents, Robert (Barbara) Zimmerli & Linda (Tim) Wagner; brother, Bob (Stephanie) Zimmerli; sisters, Andrea (Shelly Hulburt) Zimmerli & Laura (Tom Lagross) Melino; step-brother, Thomas (Heather) Devine; step-sister, Michelle (Dave) Mehalick; several nieces, nephew and cousins; many friends. Steven was a graduate of CCFL where he received a degree in Audio Engineering and a graduate of SUNY Brockport with a Bachelors in History. He was currently a Roberts Weslyn Student and was to receive his Masters in Education in a couple of weeks. Steven enjoyed composing background music for various musicians. Friends may call Friday 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond. His Funeral Service will be held, Saturday 10 A.M. in the Funeral Home Chapel. Interment in Webster Union. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of your choice in his memory.

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  1. Andrea – Our thoughts are with you during this time of loss and sadness. Even though we cannot be with you in person, please know you can call us anytime, day or night, if you need someone to talk to. We love and miss you very much. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family.

  2. Annie:
    We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. You and your family are in our prayers.

    The Furano Family

  3. Bob, Linda, Bobbie, Andrea & Laurie:

    After attending Steve’s Service this morning, it certainly expressed who he really was as a person we shall always remember him. he truly was a ‘wonder’

    love
    Nick & Ellie

  4. Dear Andrea and Shelly,

    We are so very sorry to hear this news. Steven would have turned 30 the day before I turn 30 this month. It is far too young. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers…

    Love, Kristin and Jay

  5. Dear Bob & family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy with the loss of your precious son. We know what an unbearable loss death can bring especially with the loss of a child. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you – and wish you the strength and peace that you so deserve. He’s in the arms of the Angels now.
    Your friends, Mike & Geri

  6. Dear Linda and Tim,
    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sincerely,
    Margaret

  7. Dear Linda, Tim & Bob,
    I am so very sorry this has happened. Please remember all the happy times you shared with Steven. You are in my thoughts & prayers.
    Love to all the family.

  8. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I will always remember the memories with Steve and your family at soccer etc. In the grief of your loss, may you find some comfort in knowing he is at peace with God. All my thoughts and prayers, Kathy(Miller) and family.

  9. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I knew Steve from Wilson Farms in Charlotte. He was one of my favorite customers and we will miss him. Barbara please call me at 585-254-0949

    With Love
    Nikkole Lewis

  10. I am so sorry to hear about your loss- I was an instructor and faculty advisor for Steven and was always impressed by his warm smile and friendly demeanor.

  11. I am so sorry to hear of Steven’s passing. I can remember Steve as a little boy when we were all growing up on Woodsmoke Lane together. He was a little stinker sometimes, but he was always sweet to me. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. Take care, Elise

  12. I am so sorry to hear that Steve has passed. He was in one of my classes at Brockport and I found him to be not only a wonderful student, but a great person of honesty and integrity. Our world will be less without him. My heartfelt condolences to you all.

  13. I do not know Steven or his family. I must extend to you my deepest sympathy. No one can truly understand your sorrow until they have experienced the tragedy of losing a child; It is out of order, difficult to comprehend and accept. We too are suffering the loss of our 28 year unexpectedly on Sept 20; our daughter. Steven’s siblings may benefit from the website adultsiblinggrief.com. Another site that may help is compassionatefriends.com.
    I am so sorry for your loss. What we hope for is the day/me we will be able to think of our child with JOY instead of this deep pain. I also noticed Steven’s birthday in a few days. We will grieve together. Our girl’s birthday is Dec. 1. We all must ‘survive’ the holidays. Nothing or no one can take our pain away but we must get help to get through it. I hope you will seek help with grief counseling. It will help you to be able to talk about Steven.Distance yourself from those who do not understand your grief. People who tell you to ‘Move On’ don’t know what else to say and we can begin to resent those people. We can not move on until we are ready. We will always feel this loss the rest of our lives but there will come a day when we will feel LESS pain than we do today. I pray for that day for both our families.

  14. Linda & Bob
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Always remember the good times and keep the memories alive in your heart.
    Blessings and heartfelt sympathy to your family.

  15. Linda & Bob,
    I am so sorry about your son, Steven’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    With Much Love and Sympathy,
    Janice

  16. Linda & Tim Our hearts go out to you.We feel bad that we did not get to know Steven better.We do know that he is in heaven smiling down on you. When you look up to the skies you will know he will always be with you.
    Both of you will be in our hearts praying for you. We love you, Mom & Dad

  17. Linda & Tim:
    We will always remember Steven’s smiling face…especially when we went on that crazy boat ride in Lewiston. Our warm thoughts are with you and your whole family. Love, John & Carol

  18. Linda and family, Bob & family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We are so very sorry. Our hearts ache for you. Dorothy & Dave Wright

  19. Linda and Tim-

    We are so very sorry for your loss. We hold you and your family in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

    Our condolences,

    Carrie and Andy Ludwig

  20. Linda, Bob, Andrea, Bobby & Laurie,

    We are so sorry to hear about Stevie. Our thoughts are with you. We have many fond memories of Stevie at Woodsmoke Lane.

    Our Deepest Sympathy, Jim and Fran

  21. Linda, Bob, Bobby, Andrea, and Laurie- We were so deeply sadened to hear about this tragic news. We all have many wonderful memories of Steven growing up. He was a great person who brought joy to everyone that knew him. We are glad he was a part of our lives. Your all in our thoughts and prayers.

  22. Linda,
    Your loss is beyond any words that I could say to try to comfort you.
    Please just remember that you have friends and family to lean on and who love you deeply. Take advantage of these people who want to help by just being there.
    My thoughts, prayers and tears are for you and your family.

  23. Mrs. Z, Mr. Z, Bobbie, Andrea, & Laurie: No words can explain how you must feel, Our hearts go out to you. even though it has been so long, the memories on Wood Smoke Lane feel like…just yesterday.

    – love jenna & joel (giannone)

  24. My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. Steve was a great friend who always had a smile to share. I am gratefull I was able to be fortunate enough to know him.

  25. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Steven’s family and friends. Words cannot express how saddened we are for your loss. God Bless.

  26. There are no words that ever seem to make sense when people are reeling from the loss of someone they loved, especially when the loss of Steven was so sudden. We just wanted you to know that you are in our thoughts and that we are so sorry for your heartache.

  27. There are no words to express how sorry we are about Steven. Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Cherish all the good times and memories. He was a unique person with a great sense of humor.

  28. To all of you…

    I haven’t seen Stevie in so many years. When I think of him, I remember him as a child, was able to sleep anywhere, @ anytime… Andrea, Bobby, laurie, Bob, Linda… Words can’t express. Andrea, my first girlfriend, Bobby, my first bestfriend, Steive, my Dads faviorite neighborhood kid…. ‘
    ‘Mr Pittman’ … He never could get that quite right:)
    Billy Joel said it…
    ‘Only the good die young’
    My love and my prayers are w/ all of you.

  29. We are so sorry for your loss. We didn’t know Steven very well, but from all that we’ve heard about him, we know he was well loved and will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  30. We are so sorry to hear of Steven’s sudden death. We have many memories of his growing up on Wood Smoke Lane. I can especially remeber him as his third grade teacher at Mother of Sorrows. He was a unique young man with many talents. Our heatfelt sympathy goes to the whole family.

    Sincerely,

    Nancy & Tom Banaszewski

  31. We are very sorry for your loss. We never had the opportunity to meet Steven; from watching the video, it seemed his smile came all the way from his toes! We will continue to pray for your family and Steven’s dear friends.

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