In Honor of Steve's Dad - Livin' the Good Life
Mar. 5th, 2008
07:26 am - In Honor of Steve's Dad
If Steve's dad, Stephen Lester Feduska the First, were still alive, he would be celebrating his 97th birthday today. He was a shy, introverted, hermit-of-a-man, and consequently I never got to know him that well. I remember him marveling at Steve's extrovertedness and openly admiring him for it. He mentioned once that when he went to the gym with Steve, his son quickly got to know everyone there and seemed to become fast friends with all of the exercisers around him, writing down phone numbers and remembering names. Steve Sr. said that he didn't know anybody's name, and he had been going to that gym for years. Here is a photo of Steve's dad when he was still a young man. Both of Steve Sr.' parents were immigrants from Ruthania, which is now a part of Yugoslavia. He was one of 13 children and the first to go to college (on a full scholarship). Then he turned around and financially helped some of his siblings get through college also. He was considered brilliant, though he definitely kept his brilliance under a bushel. He just quietly went to work every day, steadily amassing a small fortune, livng a life of solitude, and, I think, lonliness.