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Pris White

Steve Wood (friends and family official)

December 10, 1966 - October 22, 2020

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Steve Wood and collect your stories and memories. As we plan virtual and in person gatherings, we will share details here. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial. Donations can be made to Lift Brigade in Steve's honor at ...  see more

OBITUARY
“To connect with your mortality is also an opportunity to connect with your humanity. We need each other. Sending my best to everyone out there. Come together.” - Steve Wood Stephen Douglas Wood was taken from us too soon on...  see more
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  • Suzanne Smith
    Oh Steve, I cannot believe this. We were just talking about meeting up in California this past June when things got better.
    We always had a bond. You could always make me smile.
    I met you in Wynn Handman's acting class in NYC sometime in the late 90's...  more
  • Tanya Nolan
    I am heartbroken to see this news - Steve and I were texting just a few days before he passed. Such a beautiful man - I am so grateful for all of the times we spent together - talking about art, love, life. He had an amazing connection to the body and...  more
  • Pris White
    Today is my brother's birthday. I am still not ready to accept a world without him in it. I still want to give him a call to share a funny story, ask a question, or just say "I love you". I miss him in a million ways, and especially miss his...  more
  • Michelle Harkins
    Senior Steve
    San Diego!
    Happy New Year 2018
  • Michelle Harkins
    Taos celebration
    Holidays 1988
  • Michelle Harkins
    Back from Indonesia in LAX
    Just being a kid....Christmas in Jemez NM
  • mitchell lovett
    When I met Steve I had just come out as being gay confused living in a big new city 3000 miles away from my home. He helped me progress on what it means to embrace myself and helped me become comfortable in my own skin. His soft words and acts of...  more
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    • mitchell lovett
      Pris White Mitchell thank you so much for sharing this wonderful story. I am so glad Steve was able to be there for you...this story is you being there for our broken hearts. Thank you so much.
      • November 3, 2020
  • Maya Elkins
    Steve was such a special person and to know him was a true gift. Steve helped so many of us tap into our physical and emotional strength. He was infinitely wise, kind and hilarious and he had the most beautiful laugh!

    I miss him so much, and I wrote...  more
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    • Maya Elkins
      Pris White Maya thank you so much for this amazing tribute to Steve. Beautiful song for a beautiful soul.
      • November 3, 2020
    • Maya Elkins
      Suzanne Smith This is am amazing song! Thank you!
      • Feb 18
  • Pris White
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  • Debbie Caraway
    Steve was my cousin, but he was also my very first best friend. I have thought many times, over the past week or so, about how to capture my memories of Steve in words. He had a huge personality and presence, and to think that he is no longer with us...  more
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    • Debbie Caraway
      Pris White Debbie, Thank you for these memories! The only story you forgot was our trip to Missouri and Dad and Uncle Bobby stinkin' up the place, LOL. We all had to play outside, and you and Steve ran around making toot noises for-EVER after that, laughing so...  see more
      • November 2, 2020
  • Debbie Caraway
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  • Michelle Harkins
    My emcee!
    Steve and Lucy in NYC
  • Michelle Harkins
    Out of Africa--filming location
    Happy 50th Steve
  • Michelle Harkins
  • Michelle Harkins
    My heartache is overwhelming. I can’t possibly distill a nearly 50-year friendship that was cut too short into a single paragraph.
    I met Steve in preschool. Ms. Jackson was holding up his bumble bee picture he colored remarking on his talent and his...  more
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    • Michelle Harkins
      Pris White Oh, Michelle, thank you for your words here. I am still struggling to find words, as well. He loved you with his whole heart, and so do we we. You will always be part of our family and loved by us all. Thank you for loving him so well, and thank you...  see more
      • October 30, 2020
  • Pris White
    stylebybelen
    11 years ago i walked up to @pilateswithwood at equinox and told him he had no choice but to take me on as a client and train me. He had been dodging my 78 calls and was fully booked & didn’t have time to train me but he couldn’t get...  more
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    anniecavalero
    Steve Wood did not have enough years on this earth, but he lived the time he had more fully than just about anyone I’ve ever known. It is shocking, devastating, unthinkable that he is gone. When you were with Steve, you felt seen. When...  more
  • Pris White
    jeanpierrecaner
    I was working on my laptop Friday afternoon when I suddenly thought about my buddy Steve, who I hadn't heard from in a while. I made a mental note to reach out and went back to working. Then, on Saturday morning, I got an email that Steve...  more
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    • Pris White
      Shaz Bennett Sending so much love from our family to yours. We're so heartbroken to hear this news. Steve was so important to us. I can't even wrap my head around this. Mi amor Jean-Pierre wrote this about Steve and he's far more eloquent than I in these painful...  see more
      • October 28, 2020
    • Pris White
      Pris White I so appreciate your words - he was the most loving person; I keep picking up the phone to talk to him. Still reeling from the shock, but so comforted to know he was enveloped in love.
      • October 29, 2020
  • Pris White
    jeaniebergen In the words of Steve's hat
  • Pris White
    clairekiechel
    Steve Wood was one the first neighbors we met. He was the nicest, funniest, wittiest man (“You guys are a biigggg improvement over the last dumbos that lived here”) and when quarantine hit we got even closer, walking our dogs around the...  more
  • Pris White
    themidnightvoice2018
    R I P my dear friend!
    You made me laugh and smile. You have the biggest heart and kindest soul. ♥️ you will be missed by so many. Thank you for all your love and kindness. I’m so grateful to call you my friend.
    We lost a good...  more
  • Pris White
    kmjred
    I am beyond heartbroken and in shock to learn about my friend Steve’s passing. @pilateswithwood
    I post this not to get sympathy, but rather to share how amazing he was. Yes, I am so very upset, but I am also honored to have had him in my...  more
  • Pris White
    jennifermartinusc
    I am sooo shocked and saddened by the loss of my dear friend @pilateswithwood. I’m proud to call this kind man my friend. Steve was so considerate, very funny, intelligent, and really cared about people. He was an amazing teacher and...  more
  • Pris White
    shana_la
    Words can't express what I feel for this man... @pilateswithwood was my mentor, my friend, my angel... anytime I felt alone, lost, needed guidance...Steve was there for me for 8years! I'm distraught, heartbroken, deeply saddened that we lost an...  more