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“On behhalf of my wife and sons-Nick and David, I want to express our sorrow upon learning of Steve's passing. We knew him as a football coach in...Read More »
1 of 51 | Posted by: Nick Lettieri - Cranford, NJ

“I am sorry to hear about Steve. I know what pain the family is having. Take care of yourselves. I hope you all find peace soon. Eileen ”
2 of 51 | Posted by: Eileen Hebert - Cinnaminson, NJ

“Sincere condolences to Stephen's family, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace. ”
3 of 51 | Posted by: Fr. Joseph R. Cyman - NJ

“Dear Allison and family, with deepest sympathy we are so sorry for your loss. I am so fortunate to have shared a portion of my life over 32 years...Read More »
4 of 51 | Posted by: Bill Aloia - Wyckoff, NJ - Friend

“I am very to sorry to hear about Steve's passing. Although, I have been away from Little Falls for many years, Steve is a lifelong friend who I would...Read More »
5 of 51 | Posted by: Joe Temple - Myrtle Beach, SC

“Dear Allison and family, we are so sorry to hear about Steve. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. With Deepest...Read More »
6 of 51 | Posted by: Vicky Campbell - Little Falls, NJ

“To all of Steve's family - my deepest sympathies. I first got to know "Mr Smith" when he was my PE teacher at memorial school many years ago. For a...Read More »
7 of 51 | Posted by: Dana Lambert

“On behalf of the Woodland Park Board of Education we express our deepest condolence to the Smith Family on the loss of your loved one. Robert...Read More »
8 of 51 | Posted by: robert j.kassai - woodland park

“You were one of my favorite teachers. You made me feel important. You made us laugh and think. All these years later, there are so many good memories...Read More »
9 of 51 | Posted by: Deneen Glidwell - Murfreesboro, TN

“Allison and family, Deep sympathy on your loss. My heart is saddened for you at this difficult time. Praying for God's comfort and peace to fill...Read More »
10 of 51 | Posted by: Cathy Marcuccilli - Lopatcong, NJ

“Dear Smith Family, Our Deepest Symapthies are with you during this time. Though we are unable to be there in body, please know we are with you in...Read More »
11 of 51 | Posted by: Cathy Cullen

“I am a former student back in the early 80's. please accept my deepest sympathy to the thoughts and prayers go out to all. God Bless the...Read More »
12 of 51 | Posted by: Keith Freyland - Clifton, NJ

“To a wonderful 5th grade, 7th grade and gym teacher. From your former Sacred Heart Student. You'll be missed - D ”
13 of 51 | Posted by: Diane Basilicato Hanel - Wayne, NJ

“Dear Allison and Family, Our deepest sympathies for your loss. A wonderful person God gave us but came calling all too soon. Steve I will miss not...Read More »
14 of 51 | Posted by: The Tattoli Family - NJ

“Such a wonderful, kind man, who always greeted you with a smile. He truly cared about all of his students, and even years later could remember every...Read More »
15 of 51 | Posted by: Laurie Casselli - Verona, NJ

“Allison & Family, my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Steve. We attended high school together and worked at Sears for many years. While I...Read More »
16 of 51 | Posted by: Wayne Salley - Pittstown, NJ

“Deepest condolences on the loss of Steve. We will always remember him fondly. Our prayers and sympathy go out to your family during this difficult...Read More »
17 of 51 | Posted by: Arlene and Joe Forbes - NJ

“Allison and Family... I was so sad to hear of Steve's passing. He was the Phys Ed teacher in Passaic when I began teaching. Then we met up again...Read More »
18 of 51 | Posted by: Doris Coccari Bruggeman

“Allison and family, My heart has been so heavy since I heard this terrible news. Steve's life and my life have intertwined in so many ways- our...Read More »
19 of 51 | Posted by: Pam Porter - Little Falls, NJ

“Dear Allison and family, I am so sorry to hear about Steve's passing. He was a great guy and a dedicated teacher and I enjoyed working with him. ...Read More »
20 of 51 | Posted by: Arlene Seiz - Lincoln, DE

“Dear Allison and Family, My heartfelt sympathy to you all. I am saddened by the news of Steve's passing. I remember him as a kind and gentle man. ...Read More »
21 of 51 | Posted by: Sharon Lovas - Piscataway, NJ

“To Allison and Family, Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time of loss.Steve was a kind,gentle man who was loved and...Read More »
22 of 51 | Posted by: Marge Hasko - Woodland Park, NJ

“With deepest sympathy. So sorry for your loss. The Rattino Family ”
23 of 51 | Posted by: Lisa Rattino - Little Falls, NJ

“To the Smith Family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Smith. He was our physical education teacher at Sacred Heart School in Clifton (in...Read More »
24 of 51 | Posted by: Joanne Kazista (Moscati) - NJ

“Dear Allison, Jennifer, Joe, Kelly, Eric, Terry, TJ, and Sean, We are so very sorry for your loss. Steve was a kind, caring, beautiful man, and a...Read More »
25 of 51 | Posted by: Ed and Dolores Lucas & Family - NJ

“Whether it was coordinating the gym show for us in the 80's, playing softball at the West Paterson camp in the summers, teaching gym or health class...Read More »
26 of 51 | Posted by: Lori Hilton-Bouchard - MA

“I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you- Kathy ”
27 of 51 | Posted by: Kathy Dougherty - Woodland Park, NJ

“Dear Smith Family...We were fortunate to have grown up in Little Falls with "Stevie" and the rest of the Smith clan. How lucky we all were to have...Read More »
28 of 51 | Posted by: Pat Reinhardt-Prachar - Neptune, NJ

“My deepest sympathy for your loss. I only knew "Coach" Steve for 2 years while I went to school and played football at Bergen Tech. He left a...Read More »
29 of 51 | Posted by: Paul Newman - Lake Hopatcong, NJ

“Gonna Miss u Smitty. You touched so many lives, as a teacher, coach and a true gentleman. I'm better for knowing you..... Rest Well Smitty ! ...Read More »
30 of 51 | Posted by: john Agapito - woodland Park, NJ

“Watching Steve grow up here in Little Falls and spending many hours with my son and their friends and with my husband, Joe in the Scouts an all...Read More »
31 of 51 | Posted by: Jean C Temple - Little Falls, NJ

“Please accept our sympathies on Steve's passing. What a warm, kind and friendly person he was. May all the good memories and love be your comfort...Read More »
32 of 51 | Posted by: The Juskin Family

“Allison & Family Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. We were truly sorry to hear about Steve’s passing. Tim and I will miss...Read More »
33 of 51 | Posted by: Mataya Family - Woodland Park, NJ

“Dear Allison &Family Truly sorry to hear about Steve passing .A great gym teacher too both my boys ,friend and amazing neighbor.I will miss not...Read More »
34 of 51 | Posted by: Jody,Nick,Vincent Zachary - NJ

“Allison & Family, So sorry to hear of Steve's passing. I will miss him walking the dogs everyday. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family, The...Read More »
35 of 51 | Posted by: The Wintermutes - woodland park, NJ

“Dear Allison And Family,please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. Steve was a member of the West Paterson Boys Club with me and a member of my...Read More »
36 of 51 | Posted by: Louis Cosentino,Jr - West Milford, NJ

“"Mr Smith" will always be remembered by all of our children so fondly. From his enthusiasm and encouragement in phys ed class or his attendance at...Read More »
37 of 51 | Posted by: The Leporini's - West Paterson, NJ

“May you rest in paradise, Mr. Smith was an amazing man, my gym teacher over ten years ago. My condolences to his family and friends my thoughts and...Read More »
38 of 51 | Posted by: Jessica Mattern - clifton, NJ

“Dear Allison and family, Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. Steve was a great friend and excellant teammate. It was an honor to have...Read More »
39 of 51 | Posted by: Vincent Sementilli - little falls, NJ

“Dear Kelly, Allison, and Family, You are all in our thoughts, minds, and hearts as we prepare to say good-bye to Steve. We were often entertained...Read More »
40 of 51 | Posted by: Stacey Barbetta - Wayne, NJ

“Dear Allison, Sean and girls, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Steve was such a nice man and a pleasure to work with. May God give you...Read More »
41 of 51 | Posted by: Sue and Tom DiFluri

“Our entire family is so very sorry for your loss...Mr Smith, as our kids still refer to him, was always such a great and respected teacher ...he was...Read More »
42 of 51 | Posted by: Janice & Richard Cannataro and family - NJ

“Allison and family, We were very sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
43 of 51 | Posted by: Vicky and Jim DeBlock - NJ

“Very sorry to hear about Mr. Smith. He was my son and my daughter's gym teacher. Praying for God's comfort and strength for loved ones to get through...Read More »
44 of 51 | Posted by: Charlotte - Woodland Park, NJ

“Sending Prayers..May your star shine bright Steve. ”
45 of 51 | Posted by: Betsie Catalioto - little falls, NJ

“R.I.P. Mr Smith..Our deepest sympathy & prayers for your family... ”
46 of 51 | Posted by: Karen Kanis Pomante - NJ

“RIP Steve... You were a wonderful teacher to our kids... They loved and respected you and of course your joked about your socks. God bless your...Read More »
47 of 51 | Posted by: Theresa Giliberti- Zawadzki - NJ

“Deepest sympathy to Allison and family...I am at a loss for words..known you all a long, dancing, hsa, sports, etc...Treasure your...Read More »
48 of 51 | Posted by: Caren Da Silva - Woodland Park, NJ

“I remember going to school everyday and seeing him. He used to wear shorts with the high socks everyday. R.I.P Mr. Smith You will be missed deeply. ”
49 of 51 | Posted by: Kristin Osbun - NJ - old student

“You will be missed . It was an honor to teach with you at Memorial School. ”
50 of 51 | Posted by: Georgiana Gerardi - Woodland park, NJ

“We are going to miss you Steve. You have been a great father to Jennifer, Kelly, Terri and Sean and a wonderful husband to Allison. Be at peace ”
51 of 51 | Posted by: Kathy Flannagan - Little Falls, NJ

STEPHEN M. SMITH, 61, of Woodland Park died Saturday. Born in Ellenville, New York, Mr. Smith resided in Little Falls before moving to Woodland Park in 1969 where he has resided since. He retired in 2010, after 31 years of teaching, as a Physical Education Teacher at Memorial School in Woodland Park. While he was known to many as a dedicated teacher, he was best known for his trademarked white knee-high socks. Mr. Smith was a member of the Little Falls United Methodist Church; a life member of the West Paterson Boy's and Girl's Club and was a 1974 graduate of William Paterson University where he was a member of the Skull and Ponaird Fraternity. Survivors include: his wife, the former Allison Husk; his son, Sean Smith of Woodland Park; his three daughters, Jennifer Rotonda and her husband, Joseph of Belleville, NJ, Kelly Smith of Woodland Park and her boyfriend Eric Bruce, and Terri Carrera and her husband, CJ of Honolulu, HI; his brother John Smith of Woodland Park; and his three sisters, Margaret Mulroony of Churchville, Pa., Kathleen Scala of Oakland, NJ and Hilary Smith of Montville, NJ. He will always be remembered and loved as "Uncle Steve" by his many nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his dogs Cody and Emmy. Funeral Services will be 9:30 am Friday from Bizub-Parker Funeral Home, 47 Main St., Little Falls and 10:00 am at Little Falls United Methodist Church, 139 Main St., Little Falls. Interment to follow at Restland Memorial Park, East Hanover. Visitation on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Memorial Contributions to Little Falls United Methodist Church would be appreciated. Visit for driving directions/ online condolences.

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