"God's personal envoy of peace and brotherhood. He extended to every human being, unconditionally, his magnetic qualities of joy, understanding, kindness and love." - His Parents
| September 28, 1968 – December 21, 1988
United States of America
Stephen, one of the Syracuse University students, was from the state of New Hampshire and was returning home there for Christmas. He leaves his parents John and Jane, a sister, Kelly, his paternal grandfather, and his friend Pamela Seager. A 1986 graduate of Bishop Gurtin High School in Nashua, New Hampshire, Steve received the All-Gurtin Award, given to the student who best exemplifies the academic, religious and spiritual ideals of the school. He was also president of the student council in high school. He was returning to SU where he was enrolled in the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications as an advertising major, and his fraternity, Delta Tau Delta, where he was elected the chapter vice-president for 1989-90 while he was thousands of miles away in England.
Steve's parents describe him as "God's personal envoy of peace and brotherhood. He extended to every human being, unconditionally, his magnetic qualities of joy, understanding, kindness and love." His fraternity brothers agree, explaining Steve this way: "From classes to his love of the Beatles, his commitment was intense in everything he did. But Steve was not the type of person whose attitude was that of a go-getter; it was that of a friend, an advisor, a person you could trust with anything. Few people who met him weren't attached to his love of life, something which was an inspiration to us all."
Remembrance Scholars Representing Stephen J. Boland
Jessica E. Sauve
Heidi G. Boyd