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Dean Michael Steigauf

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Dean Steigauf, 62, of Jersey City, NJ, Died with Dignity on July 15th,2020, with his loving husband John Henry Ernestine at his side. The cause of death was melanoma. Dean was born in Buffalo, NY, to George (deceased) and Kathleen Steigauf and moved to New York City in 1980 after graduating from Rutgers College, Rutgers University. Dean’s professional career in the real estate industry included time spent at Chase Manhattan Bank, the...  see more
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  • John-Henry Ernestine
    Br. David-Luke Henton, BSG August 1, 2020 at 5:44 pm 

    What a beautiful service! Thank you Theresa, Reverend Mother, and all who made it possible. Brother John Henry and all who mourn Dean’s passing will continue in my prayers in the days and months...  more
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    nancy A engasser July 29, 2020 at 10:46 am
Rest in peace Dean. I enjoyed the time we spent together when we were in high school. I am happy that you have such a loving family who will always remember that you are a blessed memory to them. Condolences...  more
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    Br. James Teets BSG July 28, 2020 at 3:44 pm 

    Dean was a joy and a pleasure to know. All who knew him share John Henry’s sorrow, and each of us mourns the loss of this beloved friend. May Dean rest in well-deserved peace in the nearer presence of...  more
  • John-Henry Ernestine
    Paul Silverman July 28, 2020 at 11:30 am 

    Dean and his husband John-Henry, were one of the first new residents at Park Francis. With their dog Natasha, they added so much enthusiasm and life to the new building. We are lucky to have had them as...  more
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    Alicia Picone July 24, 2020 at 8:27 am
Dean was a smiling face that I saw far too seldom. The happiness he and John-Henry shared was contagious. I will forever remember him as a kind and loving person, and our condolences go out to Brother...  more
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    David Styers July 23, 2020 at 8:09 pm
I knew Dean much too short of a time – just about 18 months – but what a joy his presence has been in my life. The last time Dean and I were at church together, he brought me a book as he loved other avid...  more
  • John-Henry Ernestine
    Barbara Seddon July 23, 2020 at 5:54 pm
Dean was such a remarkable human being. I think of so recently having conversations with him about his death which he faced with such bravery and wisdom. And yet on the same evening we all laughed many times....  more
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    Ember Butler July 23, 2020 at 11:01 am
Dean was not just our brother in law he was our brother! I told him at a speech on his 60th birthday if I had had the chance to choose a husband for my brother John Henry I would have chosen him, Dean my Bro as...  more
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    Lina Zhou July 21, 2020 at 9:22 pm 

    Dean was very intelligent and kind. He and John-Henry are great couple, always offering supports and helps to the community. Dean is now safe and peaceful with God. Goodbye my dear friend, you will be deeply...  more