Steve received his bachelors and masters degrees in Information Management from Washington University, St. Louis, MO. He worked for many years in the IT field, including his current employer, Reed Elsevier. Steve had a never-ending thirst for knowledge and spirituality. He loved playing his guitars, listening to a wide variety of music, reading his many books, and expressing himself through his art.
Surviving are his parents, Robert and Rita, nee Howl, Whitcomb of Fairview Heights, IL;
his brother Mark (Rose) Whitcomb of Shiloh, IL;
aunts and uncles;
and many friends, especially Chris Morris, Mike Szwedo, and Steve Helfer.
Steve’s family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Missouri Baptist Hospital, especially the Oncology center and their caring staff. We also want to thank the wonderful people at the Southwestern Illinois Visiting Nurses Association and the team of caregivers of the Hospice of Southern Illinois.
Memorials may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network online at www.pancan.org or to Hospice of Southern Illinois at www.hospice.org. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
We send our sincere condolences to Rita and Bob and the rest of the family.
We are absolutely shocked to see Steve’s obituary. We were not aware of any illness.
Kathy & Al Saponar
Kathy & Al Saponar, Swansea, IL, 62226