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Stephen H. Lake
Date of Death: January 21, 2014
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Friday 1/24, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Riverview Cemetery
Strasburg, VA 22657
Saturday 1/25, 11:00 am

Stephen H. Lake Stephen H. Lake, 64, of Winchester, Virginia, died Tuesday, January 21, 2014, in Winchester Medical Center.   Mr. Lake was born in 1949, in Winchester, Virginia, the son of Mallaveene Lake and the late Jack H. Lake. He was a graduate of Handley High School, Class of 1968. Mr. Lake was a …
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Jim Brinson left a message on January 22, 2014:
Steve was my neighbor and a good friend. He had a smile as big as all outdoors and brought sunshine to the lives of others and kept some for himself making him a bright star. I am a better man for having known him and shall miss our talks while we tended our gardens. I shall miss the smell of his cigars as he sat on his patio in the Spring and enjoyed his little spot of paradise. It is a known fact hat the older we get the more losses we have. I have suffered a great loss in my friend ,Steve. My thoughts are with your family.
Bill & Audrey Snoberger left a message on January 24, 2014:
So sorry for your loss. You all will be in our hearts & prayers.
Bonita Blair LeMarr left a message on January 24, 2014:
Steve...I will miss that sweet smile and special laugh. The years have passed too fast, seems like yesterday we were little kids then the long talks in our teens wondering what direction we mwere going. Wish we had spent more time together as adults. Heaven is getting a sweetheart ♡
Randy Turner left a message on January 24, 2014:
Me deepest condolences and Prayers go out to the entire family of Steve. I worked with him many years ago at Winchester Toyota, where he served as my F&I manager. Although it has been many years since I saw him , he was and is a good friend of mine and I am sure he will be missed.
Sammy & Peggy Carter left a message on January 24, 2014:
Jake, I'll never forget you or the good times we had golfing, going to OC or Las Vegas. Have a cold beer for me in heaven. Love you man...Sammy. Steve, I can't believe we have known each other for 48 years when you sat behind me in study hall in the Handley auditorium. You were truly one of a kind and we'll all miss you. Peggy.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Rene Petty left a message on January 24, 2014:
I am truly saddened to hear of Steve's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Joan Funkhouser left a message on January 24, 2014:
Gail - prayers of comfort are being sent to you and your family, especially your Mom. You are in my thoughts. Joan
Joan Funkhouser left a message on January 24, 2014:
Gail - prayers of comfort are being sent to you and your family, especially your Mom. You are in my thoughts. Joan.
Tracey Oyler left a message on January 24, 2014:
Remembering a wonderful co-worker and friend ..your FEMA family will miss you greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time.
Donnie and Julie Stump left a message on January 25, 2014:
Can't believe we will not get to see your sweet smile or hear your infectious laugh or sing along to a good song with you one thing is for certian we aren't the only ones who feel that way you are genuinely loved by many rest in peace our dear friend until we meet in heaven
Karen Duncan Sprint left a message on January 23, 2014:
I am so sorry to see Steve left this earth so young. I knew Steve through sister Gail long ago when my Grandmother lived on Parkway near the Lake family. Heartfelt sympathy to the family.
Roy A. McClanahan left a message on January 23, 2014:
Steve (Jake), I'll remember all the good times at the Moose with you, Mr. Big, Bucky, & my dad Bones. Thank you for your encouragement to get me out of that long commute to the Pentagon and with the FEMA family! What a small world that your brother is now my boss, and my friend. To all the family...so sorry for your loss.
Aunt Helen & Uncle "Chubby" Weir left a message on January 23, 2014:
Gail & Jack & Families, Our love to you. We loved Steve and will miss his good humor as well as his quick smile. God Bless
Debi Levi left a message on January 23, 2014:
My heart goes out to Steve's family& friends. What a terrific man who made me laugh any time I saw him. That smile was remarkable. He will be missed.
James Dean left a message on January 23, 2014:
Jack and Gail: we are all very saddened by the death of your brother Steve. The entire FEMA community at Mt Weather and Winchester share in your grief. We hope all of you, and especially Carol, can find comfort in memories of better days.
Jimmy Swiggett left a message on January 23, 2014:
Dear Mrs. Lake, Gail, and Jack I am very saddened to learn of Steve's passing. I have so many great memories of Steve. Growing up together in Forest Hills, members of the South End VFD, playing on the Farm Boys flag football team, the hard partying at Apple Blossom and working the beer pit together at the pigless roast, all of our good times on Friday and Saturday nights, Steve getting me home from Virginia Beach after I blew my knee out and then sneaking me out of the hospital the night before surgery to go to the Back Room, the Maryland football games with Dr. Davis, going to the Super Bowl and watching Riggins break the big run to beat the Dolphins, and the honor of having Steve serve as an usher when Janet and I were married. Steve was a great friend who always knew how to and enjoyed having a good time. I will always remember the many, many good times we had together. God Bless you Steve and rest in peace buddy.
Jean Ruiz left a message on January 23, 2014:
Carol, I am saddened by your loss, although I was just getting to know Steve. He was always welcoming, and it was clear that his love for you was genuine. Know that I am here for you, and more than willing to help you walk through this pain. Love, jean
Donald & Imogrene Suttmiller left a message on January 23, 2014:
Stephen reminded me so much of his Dad, he will be greatly missed by all the family and friends... He was a fun loving person.. Our deepest sympathy to each of you, may the Lord watch over and help you through this time of loss...
Keith "Grunty" Kaval left a message on January 23, 2014:
What a great friend and football player - I am going miss him and his sense of humor. I have many memories and some stories that can not be told - Gail and family - what a loss, Steve was there for me when Phyllis passed. Captain Jack - one of the boys of fall.
BCD Broadus Craig DeHaven left a message on January 23, 2014:
Steve,Jake, All thought we have not seen each other for awhile the memories of our friendship will be with me forever. I miss ya Buddy. Mrs. Lake, Jack,Gail and Carol, I am so sorry for your loss.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Skip Baker left a message on January 23, 2014:
Steve, It's hard to believe that you have gone. I will treasure your friendship forever. It has been a real pleasure to have known you. May God keep you until we see each other again. Skip
Bobby Lake left a message on January 26, 2014:
Once again, and as always, memorable days were spent with the offspring and families of Jack and Mallaveene Lake. It was often I yearned for Cousin Steve to come strolling into a room sporting that indelible smile. I wanted Steve to tell me stories that I could never really be sure were true (and would ponder for days)... I yearned to whisper in Steve's ear that the bugler was lip synching... I yearned for the moments to run through some of those remember when moments with him that I will never forget. My heart still hurts. I am lucky my dad was Jack's brother or I may have never had memories of Steve to cherish. I am grateful to have Jack and Mary, Gail and Jay and their wonderful children in my life. Even though our times together are brief and too often surrounded by sadness -- they are always special. Carol, I wish I had some magic words to quiet your pain; do know you have my heartfelt sympathy. I am most thankful to Steve for showing me how important it is to enjoy life; as it truly can be... too short. We lost a great Lake this week... but our memories of Steve will endure...
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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