Condolence & Memory Journal

Steve, I am so very sorry to read about your passing. Remember the case involving "the sword" and brother, that was the longest home run, I've ever seen. Steve, thanks for the many fond "work" memories. Hugs and prayers to your wife, and family.

Posted by Dean Rizor - Mio, MI - Coworker   January 10, 2019

May the God of all comfort sustain your family during the days ahead Psalms 119:76

Posted by A friend   December 11, 2018

Posted by Jim and Julia Stark - Mt Clemens   December 05, 2018

Heaven just got a lot more fun.

Posted by Coral & Gary Farah - Seffner, FL - Family   December 05, 2018

Steve was one of the nicest guys in our class. May he rest in the arms of God.

Posted by Thomas Addis - Mt. Clemens, MI - Classmate   December 03, 2018

So sorry to hear of Steve's passing. First met Steve in 2002 in Tustin at the Kett Center when he and Jim LaBuhn (there's a pair :) were running the Prosecutor School with the MAPC. Steve was a good friend and looked forward to seeing him at the schools and conferences. Got to meet Cathy and Ashley over a dinner in TC a couple of summers ago. Steve always talked about his family and how proud he was. He gave me some of his baseball cards years ago that I framed and put in my den. What a great guys. Had many talks about baseball as we both loved the game. Sorry I didn't have the chance to meet him earlier. Thoughts and prayers from Cheri and I for the Thomas family.

Posted by Jim Tuller - Traverse City, MI - Friend   December 02, 2018

I was sorry to hear of Steve's passing. I worked a few cases with him in the early days. He was cheerful, enthusiastic and, an all around good guy. You will be long remembered.

Posted by Alan Savela - North Port, FL - Coworker   December 02, 2018

A great human being is now in heaven. Knew Steve from Hockey, Bowling and Softball. Not only was he a great athlete but a super human being and police officer. My thoughts and prayers are with you Steve!

Posted by Daniel Petkoff - Macomb, MI - Friend   December 02, 2018

RIP Steve. I was saddened to hear of your passing. I have many fond memories of times at work with you.

Posted by Robert R Johnson - FL - Coworker   December 02, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers for Steve's family.

Posted by Linda Fields - Lafayette, IN - Classmate   December 01, 2018

I am sorry to hear of Steve's passing. He was one of the deputies you could always count on. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Posted by Max Patrick - Nokomis, FL - Friend   December 01, 2018

What can I say Steve you are one in a million. Cathy was one lucky lady. You always made everyone welcome in your life and home. We had great times together and many good laughs. You were there when anyone need you. We lost you but the heavens gain a good guy. We will have a good toast to you from the round table. Our love is with you always. We got this the girls will always be taken care of !!

Posted by RoseAnn Dimuzio - Delray Beach, FL - Family   December 01, 2018

My deepest sympathy to the Thomas family. I knew Steve from working at MBPIA. He was a hoot to say the least. He was always smiling and yes he had that look like he was always up tp something. RIP Steve, you have left an impression wherever you landed.

Posted by Sandi Schwartz - Warren, MI - Coworker   December 01, 2018

Cathy I am so so very sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you my dear friend. May God wrap you and your entire family in his loving embrace and comfort you during this most difficult time. Love you my friend.

Posted by Lisa Grieco Kaczmarski - Concord Twp, OH - Friend   December 01, 2018

I'm saddened to hear about the passing of Mr. Thomas. My heart goes out to you girls. He was always a loving and caring Dad and husband. My love and prayers are with you.

Posted by Katie Hambright - Kalamazoo, MI - Family Friend   December 01, 2018

Have been friends with Steve for many years thru softball, could not asked for a better friend.. Rest In Peace Steve..... Butch Demara Shelby twp...

Posted by butch Demara - Shelby twp, MI - Friend   December 01, 2018

RIP Brother, you will truly be missed. You were definitely one of the good guys. I loved seeing and chatting with the 3 Musketeers. I can see you and LaBuhn tearing up the courses up there. RIP

Posted by Nick H - Midland, MI - Friend   December 01, 2018

My condolences. I worked with Steve at the sheriff's department & was proud to volunteer for one of his campaigns for sheriff. He was one of the good guys & will be missed.

Posted by Eugene Groesbeck - Shelby Township, MI - Coworker   November 30, 2018

Dear Cathy & Family,
I was so saddened to hear the news of Steve's passing. I didn't know he was I'll.
I have nothing but great memories of Steve, at St. Mary's. He always had a smile on his face.
Sending hugs and wishes for lots of good memories to help ease your pain and sadness.

Posted by Mary Kozak - Ray Tep, MI - Friend   November 30, 2018

Sending my love and prayers to everyone that knew Steve. He was an amazing person inside and out. He had the best smile, laugh, and stories!! He made you feel like you were family. May he rest in peace! Love always!!

Posted by Michelle Upton - New Baltimore, MI - Family Friend   November 30, 2018

RIP Steve, you were a good friend, teammate, husband and father. You will be missed by many, but always be remembered lovingly. Your family will remain in our prayers.

Posted by Al Ernst - Macomb, MI   November 30, 2018

Like many that knew Steve, I could write pages about him. But I think I can some up my feelings for him in five simple words; He was a good guy! Our loss is heavens gain.

Posted by Richard Frohm - Williamsburg, VA - Friend   November 30, 2018

I'm so sorry for the loss of your wonderful husband cat-he was an amazing man

Posted by Diane Carroll - Warren, MI - Friend   November 30, 2018

Steve's uncle married my aunt, so he and I kind of grew up together. Years later, during his first campaign for Sheriff, I introduced him to a friend of mine - a lovely Italian girl named Cathy. The rest, as they say, is history. Steve was just a stand-up guy. No BS. A great guy with a contagious grin and a mischievous snicker. He'd give you the shirt off of his back, right after he told you he ironed it himself because no one irons a shirt like he irons a shirt and he likes to iron shirts (true story). I thank God for putting Steve in my life, he was a great friend and you just don't get too many of those in your lifetime. Along with hundreds of others, I will miss him terribly. May God bless Cathy, Sarah & Ashley and help them through this difficult time. And I raise my glass to Steve with a heartfelt sendoff: "Well done, my friend. Damn well done".

Posted by Andrea Fresard - Clinton Township, MI - Family Friend   November 30, 2018

Steve, RIP my friend, you were Loved and Respected by so many of your friends. You will be missed and I will always remember all the special times we shared together.

Posted by Charles DeBruyne - Charter Township of Clinton, MI - Friend   November 30, 2018

My deepest condolences go out to Steve's family. I haven't seen Steve in many years (perhaps it was on his campaign) but my memories of him was that he was a happy man always with a smile on his face and deeply devoted to his family. I'll be praying for you all. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. John 14:2

Posted by Sue Bingham - Macomb, MI - Friend   November 29, 2018

Steve and I met years ago when he was playing slo-pitch softball and I was the umpire. As years went on both he and I had a sports friendship that also included eventually a Marine City High School Football which meant a lot to both of us.

When Steve was running for the Macomb Sheriff position, I joined his team that were the most dedicated individuals, for we participated in the campaign and it "fit like a glove".

His campaign colors were black and gold and so was my softball bat. So I took those bumper stickers put them on my bat, and chimed out "GO TO BAT FOR STEVE THOMAS!"

One helluva guy, who always had a 'bright spirit" about the reality of life. Not many around with his positive, down to earth, enjoyment in his every day. "GOD BLESS."

Posted by Carl Kudla - Rochester Hills, MI - Friend   November 29, 2018

Our sympathies and love to Cathy, Sarah & Ashley. Steve was a wonderful father and "Papa" and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Oz & Madelyn Zamora - Warren, MI - Friend   November 29, 2018

My heart goes out to you and your family. It was a pleasure taking care of him in his final days. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers this holiday season.

Posted by Dawn Decoster-Curtiss - Sterling heights, MI - Acquaintance   November 29, 2018

So sorry to hear the news about Steve. I knew him through the MAPC. We had some good laughs at meetings and trainings.
May Steve Rest In Peace and keep Jim LaBuhn company!!

Posted by Les Rodwell - Howell, MI - Friend   November 29, 2018