Steven E. Golden

Steven E. Golden, 42, of Fairview Heights, IL, born Wednesday, August 21, 1968, in Hamilton, OH, died Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at his residence.

Mr. Golden worked as a Computer Systems Analyst for Computer Science Corporation, O'Fallon, IL. He was a member of St. Augustine of Canterbury. He was a U.S. Army Airforce Veteran.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Parents: Dale L. and Mary Jane, nee Westrick, Golden
  • Step-Daughter: Danielle Sheehan

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Lisa, nee Mortensen, Golden
  • Sister: Shannon Golden of Fairfield, OH
  • Aunts
    • Jeanne (Kenny) Wolfe of Fairfield, OH
    • Nancy Eaton of Fairfield, OH
  • Mother-in-Law: Catherine Mortensen of Nashville, TN
  • Step-Children
    • Matthew Garrett of Tampa, FL
    • Nicole (Eric) Grosuch of Fairfield, OH
  • Step-Grandsons: Bryant, Garrett, Parker, Owen and Evan

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Visitation: Friends may call from 9-10 am, Saturday, January 29, 2011 at St. Augustine of Canterbury.

Funeral: Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, January 29, 2011 at Saint Augustine of Canterbury, with Father Patrick Okwumuo officiating. Private family burial will be at St. Stephens Cemetery in Hamilton, OH.

OHIO Services

Funeral: Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, February 12, 2011 at Sacred Heart Church in Fairfield OH with Fr. Larry Tharp officiating. Private family burial will be at St. Stephen's Cemetery in Hamilton, OH.

Condolences left for Steven E. Golden:

    Steve, you were a dear friend to me and I will miss you more than you will ever know. I can only pray that you have finally found peace. R.I.P. You are loved and missed.

    Karen Ross Combs Newhart Edgartown MA 02539

    Steve, my friend and brother of many. From your brothers of Aco 2/187 and 1/508, we will miss you greatly. RIP my brother, you will never be forgotten. Airborne

    Larry Weaver Orrville Ohio 44667

    Rest in Peace Brother.


    James Homewood Flowery Branch GA 30542

    Incredible guy that touched the lives of many..

    Shane Evans Arlington VA 22206

    Death leaves a heartache
    No one can heal;
    Love leaves a memory
    No one can steal

    Steve. you were loved by many and will be sadly missed by many, too. My hope is that you are now at peace and I look forward to seeing you again one day.

    Cindy McMahan Dadabo Hamilton OH 45013

    Rest well brother, Airborne All the Way!!

    William Dvorak Bel Air MD 21015

    Pookie Bear, I will miss you always. Airborne all the way brother.

    Henry K. Fu Baltimore MD 21076

    Lisa you are in my thoughts and prayers. Steve was a wonderful person and a good friend. He will be missed by many.

    Helen Watt Collinsville IL 62234

    Rest in peace my dear sweet friend! I will miss you greatly! We shared some wonderful times growing up that I will treasure always! Always in our hearts!

    Ruth Vogt Madden Cincinnati OH 45251

    I lost contact with you and the boys when I left Panama in the late 80's only to reconnect last year and to have lost you before we could met and share a beer together again saddens me in a way I can't explain. Rest In Peace, my Airborne Brother! Godspeed to you and your loved ones.

    Anthony Mixon APO AE 09316

    Steve you were the best of us and I will miss you. See you on the other side my airborne brother. All the way!!

    Vince Yarbrough Pleasanton CA 94566

    Steve, you will be missed my Brother. Rest in Peace. AATW

    Steve Sandpoint Idaho 83864

    Pookie Bear,
    To the keeper of the brightest light among us, I am grateful to have called you friend and brother, you were the glue that held us together. Rest easy my brother.

    Dean Hanshew Gig Harbor WA 98332


    May the angels lead you into paradise.

    Sherman Smith Cincinnati OH 45223

    I will surely miss our chats. Considering all you had been through, you were one of the most positive people I have ever met. Always full of encouragement. I know your family will miss you and I will too. RIP Steve.

    Clifford "Clicker" Dye Hamitlon OH 45013

    Will miss chatting with ya Steve... Good times and good memories. Hope to see ya again..
    My condolences to the family...

    Jodie Smith Cobaugh Hamilton ohio 45013

    To Steve's family: We pray for you all and hope for sweet comfort in the days ahead. I was Steve's Chaplain during Operation Just Cause. It was an honor to serve with one of America's finest!
    God Bless,
    Allen Blake Boatright

    Allen Blake Boatright, Chaplain (COL) US Army (Retired) Cambridge MA 02142

    Steve, my sweet sweet brother, You will be missed more than you know. May you find the peace that you deserve. The best among the rest of us. AATW.

    Lisa my prayers are with you and your family.

    Matt "Doc" Collins Independence KY

    Steve, I am blessed to have known you. You were a hero to me.

    Julie (Allgaier) Kenline Lebanon OH 45036

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all of your family in this time. I only knew you a short time while stationed in Panama, and you were always positive in everything. You will be missed, and I was glad to have served with a person as you.

    Bryon Kellum Morton Illinois 61550

    I will miss you my friend. I am at ease knowing your pain is now gone. You will never be far from my thoughts and you will always remain in my heart.

    Mary Jo Rieck Belleville IL

    Steve and I talked many times about his pain and the anguish he felt. We shared some mutual issues and I hoped I helped him cope, at least for a short time. He was a great guy who just couldn't escape his demons. Steve, I will continue to think about and pray for you as well as Lisa and the rest of yoru family. Rest, my friend, in the peace you so wanted to find.

    Jim Bostick O'Fallon IL 62269

    Lisa and family, my deepest condolences to you all. Steve was a wonderful guy that I didn't get to know well enough. He will be missed by so many. I hope knowing he is at peace now will help you all through this.

    Debbie Lincoln Shiloh IL 62221

    From what I have been reading, Steve certainly touched many lives and left a wonderful lasting impression. He will be greatly missed. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    Tracey Short McGraw York PA 17404

    Lisa- You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I didnt know your husband but I am sure he was a great man. I am sorry for your loss.

    Tonia Engel-Memorial Hospital Belleville IL 62223

    Dear Lisa-
    You & Steve are in our thoughts and prayers. Please know what a special person Steve was & how many lives he has touched.

    Brandy & Aaron Reifschneider fairview hts il 62208

    Rest in peace, Steve. You were definitely one of the greats.

    Brett Cabral Denver CO 80031

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family....If you need anything the RED DEVIL Family is standing by to assist!!!
    Ray & Patti Fitzgerald

    Ray Fitzgerald Chevy Chase MD 20815

    I will miss by soldier. Lisa I am praying for you, Jesus Christ will comfort you and The Word of God immutable as it is will not fail.

    Mark Allen, Major, USAF RET

    Mark Allen Maryville IL 62062

    Steve's Family My prayers are with you all. I pray that God will wrap His loving arms around you and give you comfort during this time. I didn't know Steve real well, but we will miss him.

    Ursula Seastrand Collinsville IL 62234

    Dear Lisa,
    Please know I have you in my thoughts and prayers, extending my deepest sympathies.
    Linda Poulemanos

    Linda Poulemanos Hamilton Ohio 45013

    I am so sorry for your loss- thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Lauran Hardy Shiloh IL 62269

    Lisa and Family,

    My deepest sympathies for your loss. Please know the Lord is with you and with Steve.

    Clare Perkins Belleville IL 62220

    dear lisa g, please know that i am thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. i pray that god will lift you up and carry you and strengthen you in the days ahead.

    lisa d origliosso columbia il 62236

    Lisa and family...So very sorry to hear of your tragedy. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May the peace of God dwell in you richly today and always.
    Jenna Lambeth (BMH--7 Hills)

    Jenna Lambeth Mascoutah Il 62258

    Steve, thank you for loving my sister with all your heart. You will be missed more than you will ever know. Our family will make sure Lisa is taken care of. I pray that you rest in the peace of the Lord and that I see you again some day. I love you, Joan

    Joan Mustain Decatur AL 35603

    Lisa and family: I worked with Steve for a few years and enjoyed every minute of it. He always went out of his way to say Hello and he always smiled when he recognized you.
    I am very sorry to hear of his passing.
    You are in my prayers

    David Lammer Troy IL 62294

    My friend Steve, words cannot express what a great guy he was. After many years of no contact, we could talk and laugh for hours just like we did in our 20s. I will miss knowing that I can call you for a little inspiration. Rest in Peace dear friend.

    Steve & I met on 9/11 when he was stranded in NJ trying to get home to his wife and family. We became very good friends and whenever he was in NJ on his projects, we would laugh and joke about anything and everything. He survived his cancer and many hurdles through his life. He made others smile when they were down!! I hope he is in peace and wish he were still with us. My prayers to Lisa and his family forever. He is now partying with his other friends who went before him. RIP Steve!!

    John Masson Haddon Twp NJ 08018

    May the Lord bless you, Steve's family and friends, in this difficult time. May Steve rest in God's loving arms. I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of one of my Airborne brothers.

    Joel A. Tafoya Dodge City Kansas 67801

    From paratrooper to another, You have completed your mission, and go home and rest. God speed to you, the family.

    SFC(Ret) Alan Bowser Phenix City Alabama