My sister and brother-in-law, Lynda and Kevin Dew, were dear friends of Stephen. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Lisa and all the friends and family he left behind. As soon as I heard he was missing, I started praying and lit a candle at our church here in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as did friends in Portland and Minneapolis. I have not forgotten what happened to Stephen and the people he loved that were left behind, and not a day goes by that I don't pray for their peace of mind as well as the other victims loved ones.
Julia Anderer, family friend
I first met Steve at Columbia University, where we were both enrolled in a computer network program. Steve was always sharing his knowledge about networks and computers with everyone in our class. After Steve recommended me for a position at Aon, I saw that Steve's quest for knowledge was never-ending -- he always tried to learn something new each day. He also had a great way of encouraging me to try my best. I am always going to try a little harder in whatever challenges I face in my life, because of what Steve said. The world is a poorer place without Steve, but I am richer for having known him.
James Lyons, friend