Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Steve Rene Escobedo

February 19, 1975
East Chicago, Indiana
August 14, 2011
Phoenix, Arizona

Steve Rene Escobedo, 36, of Goodyear, passed away on August 14, 2011 at Maricopa Integrated Health Hospital. He was born February 19, 1975 in East Chicago, Indiana to Juanita and Pedro Escobedo. Steve relocated to Arizona in 1996. Steve's whole life revolved around his two sons, Steve and Marc. They were his main priority. A man who was very social, Steve loved planning, arranging, and taking part in social gatherings and events. He enjoyed being in the middle of the “Limelight” so much, that this was the choice of name that he gave to his successful advertising and promotion business. Always found promoting and enjoying the party atmosphere of the club scene, Steve was very good at what he did.

Even though Steve spent much time involved in his business, he always had time for family. Be it their special movie night with his two sons, sitting in his mom’s favorite spot, or spending cherished time with his mom, joking with her or enjoying one of his favorite meals of chorizo with eggs or pork chops with mac and cheese. He had great admiration for his older brother, Pedro, so much that he followed his artistic career path. Steve always found the time to give a compliment to his beautiful sister, Rosemary, and also looked up a great deal to his brother, Rich. He was also very close to his brother Marc, who he played ball with, so much that Steve named his son after him. Steve was raised alongside with his nephew, Johnny, who he always considered his little brother. He always found a way of spending quality time with each of his family members evenly, ensuring that they were aware of the love he had for each of them.

A true angel to his entire family, Steve was a man of a million dreams who had dreams that were worth millions. Steve will be fondly remembered by all who knew him, especially for his stylish charm and devotion to his family and friends.

Steve is preceded in death by his grandparents, Tomasa and Eusebio Gutierrez, and Guadalupe and Pedro Escobedo; and also his aunt and uncle (godparents) Estella and Joe Mendoza. He is survived by his sons, Steve Jr and Marc; his parents, Juanita and Pedro; his sister, Rosemary; his brothers, Pedro, A. Escobedo (Lila), Rich, Marc (Damaris), and Johnny (Claudia); and also numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 18 from 5:00pm-8:00pm at Avenidas Funeral Chapel in Avondale, with a rosary being recited at 7:00pm. Funeral service will be Friday, August 19 at 12:00pm also at Avenidas Funeral Chapel, with Rev. John Moreno officiating.

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  1. You will be missed! Rest in peace

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Escobedo family. I know words do little to ease the pain of such a great loss. May God's presence bring you all a measure of comfort through your family and friends. Rest in peace, Steve. -Sal Mireles; East Chicago, IN

  3. My condolences to Cindy and the rest of the family. May God help you get through this tough time.

  4. sandra camarillo bratcherAugust 17, 2011 at 6:22 AM

    My deepest sympathy for the Escobedo family...May god guide you through this difficult time.
    One of the fondest memories I have of Steve is when he played baseball with my brother.
    Steve was so special...he will never be forgotten!

    Orlando, Fl

  5. Rich and the entire Escobedo family,
    I am truly sorry for the loss of your family member. I remember Steve growing up here in East Chicago...playing ball with Marc...remembering he was a very nice and good person. I hope that knowing that Steve is with God.... now makes it a little easier ....I will keep yourt family in my thoughts and prayers...

  6. My thoughts and prayers are with the Escobedo family. May God be with you at your time of need.
    I hadn't seen Steve in over 10yrs. I saw him earlier this year at my niece's Confirmation, he was the for Tone's daughter, and he picked up jokingly just like we were before saying,"Oh, you finally made your Comfirmation huh, Diane?". His sense of humor was the best. Rest in Peace Steve.
    Diane Mata-Ponce, East Chicago/Dyer, IN

  7. Angela and Jason ArriagaAugust 17, 2011 at 9:01 AM

    Familia Escobedo,
    Steve was an amazing young man. Those who knew him will always remember that contagious smile he always had.

    My heart goes out to you all in this time of loss. Marc and Bibi are family to us and we would like them and (Mom and Dad Escobedo)all of you (Cindy) to know that we are praying to God that he may send you strength and peace. Only in God will you find answers, only he can help you through this time.

    My words aren't advice but experiences from my recent losses. When my mom died I was angry and sad and mad. What I learned is that it's not good bye but see you later. I now know for certain that we never completely lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love. But most comforting of all is that we will see their smiling faces one day again in HEAVEN.

    I share with you words that helped me during my time of loss.

    "Footprints in the Sand"

    One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky. In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there was one only.This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints, so I said to the Lord, You promised me Lord,that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there has only been one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?

    The Lord replied "My son, my precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."

    Let him carry you through this.

    Your Compadre's
    Jason and Angela Arriaga
    Schererville, Indiana

  8. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Escobedo Family. May the Lord ease the pain and suffering and provide the strength needed during this time of great loss. Steve will be greatly missed.

    Albert Gutierrez - Tempe, AZ

  9. Rich and Escobedo family,
    I am truly sorry for the loss of your family member.I remember Steve growing up here in East Chicago....playing ball with his brother Marc (always together)...remembering he was a nice and good person...I hope knowing that Steve is now with God....will make it a little easier...I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers...

    Linda Mata, East Chicago

  10. To the Escobedo family,
    We here at Beamonstar Products send our thoughts and prayers to all of you in this terrible time of loss. Only knowing Steve for a short time has not made this any easier for us. I worked very closely with Steve in our office, shared a room with him in Burbank, and considered Steve a friend, not just a coworker. His zest for life and his ambition made him a great fit for us here both professionally and personally. Evry morning when Steve would come through the door I would say to him "it's about time you showed up" and he would tell me about his events of the previous evening.

    God blessed us all with Steve and he will be missed every day.

    Clint Strunk/ Beamonstar Products. Queen Creek, Az.

  11. To The Escobedo Family,

    We send our thoughts and prayers to all of you
    in this time of loss.

    Mr.& Mrs. Ralph M. Gomez,East Chicago,In.

  12. To the entire Escobedo family,
    knowing what a close knit family you are, I am sure this loss feels like more than you can handle, but I know you will rally together in true Escobedo form and find comfort and strength in each other. Know that you have an extended family in your friends (both in East Chicago and there in Arizona)lifting you up in prayer. On behalf of my parents (Pilo & Delia) and all of my brothers and sisters, I send our deepest sympathies and most sincere prayers during this difficult time. There are no words to make it better so we send our prayers knowing that only the good Lord can do what we as your friends and family cannot. May God comfort you and strengthen you always.

    Veronica (Perez) Flores
    & the entire Perez Family
    East Chicago, IN
    San Antonio, TX

  13. To the Escobedo family i'm very sorry for what has happened. I grew up with Steve in East Chicago and remember the good times we spent together as friends. I't has been 18 years since I last saw his tagger name ACE. He was very talented that i use to copy his drawings and say they were mine. We played football together at central high school. We went our different way. Steve you will always be remembered for what you did. I wanna take this moment and treasure the time we spent together as friends. You will always be remembered as A.C.E. to us the class of 1993 East Chicago Central High. May you R.I.P. what ever God decides to name you in heaven. But if i had to bet they needed a talented artist upstairs. See you in heaven A.C.E. from Marco A. Rodriguez class of 1993

  14. Steve was such a great guy! I had the great pleasure of working with him for several years. Steve was an outstanding co-worker, friend and from the amount he talked about his boys, a great Father! His smile and positive attitude were contagious. His passing is such an untimely loss...words cannot make the pain any less. May all of the amazing memories of Steve comfort the Escobedo family during your time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God & peace be with you.

  15. I am sorry to hear about Steve Escobedo passing. One thing I noticed about Mr. Escobedo that he cared about his boys. Every morning he walked his son Steve to class and waited till the bell rang. A very pleasant and kind person. My thoughts and prayers are with the Escobedo family at this time. May God and peace be with you.
    Mrs. Sedig

  16. Steve was a great guy, I met him when he started at the Arizona Republic, a few years later he became my boss. But we were friends as well. He did a lot for some of us, to keep our jobs, to keep pressing us to be the best. All with a smile on his face. He liked to tell me about his sons and I'd tell him about my kids. Just a genuine straight forward guy. I miss him.

  17. Our deepest condolences and prayers to the entire Escobedo family. Although we havent seen Steve in years, the memories of him, Tone (Pabey), Pooch (R.I.P.) and the fellas use to make us crack up! He was very sincere, down to earth and always had his family as his first priority in life. You will be missed Steve. God Bless,
    Jesus (Chuch)& Blanca Del Rio

  18. Our deepest sympathy to the Escobedo Family. Our prayers are with you and may God give you the strength during this difficult time.

    Erwin & Evelyn Roldan

  19. Josephine (Arreguin) SantanaAugust 24, 2011 at 7:09 AM

    My Heart goes out to the Escobedo Family! Your in my thoughts and please know how much all of you are loved and how deeply your loss is felt. I've known Steve since he was a baby. He was like a lil brother to me and he will be sincerely missed! Wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow and comfort in the midst of pain.

    I love you and God Bless,

  20. My wife and I had an opportunity to work with Steve. He was truly a blessing to those that had been fortunate to meeting him or get to know him. I pause for a moment when I think of the loss that his loved ones must be experiencing as well as his friends...but, I take solace in knowing it is spirits such as his that God holds close...and with this, his loved ones should know that he is in great hands and will never truly be gone.

    Ty and Tracee Howard