Stephen A. Ostuni

January 5, 1954 - January 25, 2021
Stephen A. Ostuni

Stephen A. Ostuni, passed away at his home on January 25, 2021.

Stephen was originally from Sayville, NY but settled in Florida after he completed college. He was a previous employee of Life Touch Photography but was retired. He is survived by his sister Linda Jarvis and her husband James of New Bern, NC, his girl friend Dawn Bradshaw of the home, his sister-in law- Darlene Ostuni of Holder, Fl, his beloved Airedale, Vito and many lifelong friends.

Stephen was preceded in death by his parents Vincent and Jeanne Ostuni and his brother Ralph T. Ostuni.  A celebration of life will be held on March 6, 2021 at 2:00pm at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church Hall located at 20641 Chestnut St. Dunnellon, FL 34431.

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  • January 30, 2021
    Linda Jarvis says:
    Steve was a larger than life personality and I will miss him so! We were always close, our only fights politics! I hope his friends can attend his life celebration on 3/6/21 2PM, Burkes Cemetery, Holder, Fl.

  • February 02, 2021
    Kathy Robinson lit a candle:
    Lit since February 2, 2021 at 2:52:19 AM

  • February 02, 2021
    Karen Matteson says:
    Steve was my best friend and greatest person I have ever know. You will be missed.

  • February 02, 2021
    Elizabeth Weston says:
    Steve and I went to our SHS Junior Prom together as the friends we were and saw each other again "XX" number of years later at an SHS Class Reunion where we laughed and joked! Steve always was the same smiling, fun loving person I'd always known and he will truly be missed by everyone who knew him and loved him!

  • February 02, 2021
    Cliff and Sue Vogan says:
    We only knew you a short time, but you made Dawn happy and made her laugh which made you a really good person to us.

  • February 02, 2021
    Petra says:
    I knew Steve for 9 years... very good friend of mine, I miss talking to him and checking if he’s doing ok. It’s like a bad dream for me that I can’t talk to him anymore.

  • February 03, 2021
    Dawn says:
    Since our Junior High days, Steve has always made me smile. It was nothing short of a miracle that he popped into my life again, when I needed him most. He brought sunshine back into my life. I will always be grateful for the miracle of Steve in my life. I will always love him. My heart is broken.

  • February 03, 2021
    Beth sperry says:
    I'll always remember how you smiled with your eyes Uncle Steve. You will be missed

  • February 03, 2021
    Victor Ostuni says:
    There are places I'll remember All my life though some have changed Some forever, not for better Some have gone and some remain All these places have their moments With lovers and friends I still can recall Some are dead and some are living In my life I've loved them all Love ya cuz, I will see you on the other side. Victor Ostuni Jr.

  • February 03, 2021
    Deborah Ostuni Stiewing says:
    Steven ... my darling cousin. We lost you and Ralph way to soon. The jokester brothers ... who adoringly drove their lovely sister Linda crazy ... all in the name of fun and love. Linda adored you guys ... My hands hold her hurting heart. Such good memories sleeping over your house in the summer and when all of you would visit my family in Connecticut. The At the Game photo January 3, 2021 is truly who you were. That amazingly great big smile ... made us all smile and love you all the more. Writing this seems wrong. Your supposed to be texting me to say hey cuz I'll be stopping by before you know it. And thank you for introducing us to the lovely Dawn. You both had a beautiful life together. I along with Jim and my kids will miss you greatly. Hug your brother, your mom and dad, and my parents as well. There will be a day where the pearly gates will open for me...I'm going to look for my smiling cousin. I love you.

  • February 05, 2021
    DARLENE D OSTUNI says:
    Over the 30 years Ralph and I were married; Steve and I became very close. Especially during the time when Ralph was sick. He was very supportive through those times and I was glad to be able to give him the support he needed through his divorce and when he had cancer. He became my brother and I loved him very much. I was very happy when Dawn came back into his life. He was very happy and that made the family happy. He will surely be missed.

  • February 06, 2021
    Tim Byers says:
    Steve was my best friend. We shared successes. We shared tears. I have stories about Steve that will make you laugh and orhers sure to bring a tear. Perhaps at his celebration of life I can share a few. He was kind. He was loved and will be missed.

  • February 18, 2021
    Russ Petz says:
    I had the great pleasure of knowing Steve for the better part of 25 years and I was even more fortunate to get to work closely with Steve at Lifetouch for 5 years before his retirement. Steve always had a smile on his face and he was larger than life. So happy that Dawn came into Steve's life. Never saw him happier. God Bless you dear friend. Get things ready for us. We will all join you soon. RIP