Stephen Esposito

Stephen Esposito

November 8, 1948 - September 28, 2020

"May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back May the sunshine warm your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields.."

Obituary of Stephen J. Esposito

Stephen J. Esposito passed suddenly September 28, 2020 in Strong Memorial in Rochester. Born November 8, 1948 in Lockport, he was the son of the late Joseph and Josephine (Pardo) Esposito.

Stephen retired from Harrison Radiator after 30 years. Stephen and Judy enjoyed retirement, splitting their time between their homes on Lake Ontario and Fort Myers, Florida, and they just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  He loved spending time with his grandchildren to whom he “Poppy” to Joey, Jimi, and Tommy and Grandpa to Kara and Bryson. Also, Stephen enjoyed the Buffalo Bills, riding his Fat Boy Harley Davison, outdoor sports and classic cars.

Beloved husband of Judy (Downs) Esposito; beloved father of Trisha (Brian) Bjumark, Joseph (Kelly) Esposito and Christina (Eric Stewart) Esposito; cherished grandfather of Kara and Bryson Bjurmark, Joey, Jimi and Tommy Esposito. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 11:00 AM at All Saints Parish.

Memorials may be made in Stephen's name to UofR Office of Gift and Donor Records, Att: Cardiac Care Unit/ICU, 300 East River Rd., Box 270032, Rochester NY 14627.  Arrangements by the Taylor & Reynolds Funeral Home, 70 Niagara Street.


  1. James Wertman on October 1, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    Judy, my condolences go out to you and your family. I have not seen Steve for many years but I have had thoughts of years gone by, Steve was a real down to earth individual and a true friend of all. May God be with you and your family.

  2. Rick (Ricky) Downs on October 1, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    Aunt Judy, I am so grateful that we were able to spend so much time with you and Uncle Steve over the last two years at the lake. Brenda, the kids and I got to enjoy additional memories that might never have happened. I love you both.

  3. Jim and Rosemary Sansone on October 1, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    We were so sorry to learn of Steve’s passing; keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers

  4. Sharon Palladino on October 3, 2020 at 12:21 am

    Kindergarten through the Class of 1966 with Stevie, and third grade at Washington Hunt Elementary through graduation 1966 with Judy!!! Life Long Friends!!! Thank You Lord that Jim and I had lunch with Stevie and Judy last fall before the Pandemic!!! They invited us to visit them in Ft Meyers, and we had all intentions of going! All winter we kept saying to each other, Did Stevie and Judy come back? We are heartbroken, love to your whole family!

  5. JOHN and KAREN EBERHART on October 4, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    Judy, Joey, Trisha, Christine: our heartfelt grief cannot measure what you are experiencing right now with Steve’s unexpected passing. We still cannot comprehend what has happened, and still feel like it was a bad dream. Stevie was our only brother to a family of girls, and he was just that, our protective big brother all our lives, and always made time to talk with us.

  6. Your Volleyball Mamas on October 5, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the memories you have of time well spent with your dad. We are here for you when you are ready.
    Hugs and love,
    Your Volleyball Mamas <3 Ann, Berenice, Julie, Kate, Nicci & Sandra

    • Trisha on October 7, 2020 at 1:26 am

      Love you all! Thank you so much!

  7. Bill and Dorothy Downs Jackson on October 8, 2020 at 1:55 am

    Judy and family How blessed we are to have known Judy and Steve ! Prayers and thoughts at this really difficult time.

  8. Andy Dechira on October 12, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    Trisha, my sincere condolences to you and your family. Cherish the memories and your dad’s legacy.

  9. Vanessa Sevier on October 12, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    Trisha, Just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am just a phone call away.

    Take care,

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