September 2, 1960 ~ July 15, 2018
Steven Vecchiarelli, known by many as “Vecch” went to meet his Lord and Savior after a short battle with cancer on July 15, 2018.
He was born to his parents, Lenora Lee and Ernest Barela on September 2, 1960 in Montebello, California. He was later adopted by his father Nicholas Vecchiarelli.
Steven and his family moved to Carson City, Nevada in 1970 and then to Dayton in 1976. Steven graduated from Carson High School shortly thereafter. In his adult life, he moved to Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico and Tucson, Arizona where he helped raise two boys, Brandon and Bradly Rudder, who he described as the two best things he ever did. He moved back to Carson City/Dayton in 2011 where he met the love of his life and his best friend Debbie Peterson.
He was a man of great humor and had a deep appreciation for a fast car and good music.
Steve worked for the Lyon County School District and drove a school bus. He always had a smile for his co-workers and all of the children he took to and from school each day. He had a special place in his heart for each and every child and the cards and letters he received every year would prove it.
He was preceded in death by his fathers Ernest Barela and Nicholas Vecchiarelli as well as his brother Ernie Barela.
He is survived by his mother, Lenora Lee Vecchiarelli; sisters, Camille Vecchiarelli (Russell) and Christine Meche (Les); and brother, Tony Vecchiarelli (Vivian). The branches of his family tree are many as he also leaves behind grandchildren, nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles, and a large circle of close friends. And of course we must mention his beloved cats and dogs.
It was a true blessing that Steve was able to spend some precious “last” moments with many of them before he passed. Even up to his last day he still found room for the “Vecch” humor and each of the stories shared will forever be engrained in our hearts. He left much too soon yet his presence will always be with us.
You are invited to Steven’s Celebration of Life on September 8, 2018 at 10:30 am at his family’s home located at 365 Comstock Rd., Dayton, Nevada.