Hello Friends and Family. We would like to thank everyone for reaching out to our family about Stephen’s Passing on 5/17/2020. Your heartfelt condolences are very comforting to our family. Stephen embodied what it was to have a truly unique soul and character. We are not able to have formal services at this time but the Lantz Family is planning to have a Celebration of Stephen’s Life on what would have been his 51st Birthday on Friday July 10th, 2020 from 4pm to 9 pm and again on Saturday, July 11th, 2020, from 10 am to 4 pm. We will have it at his boyhood home at 11 Innis Ave. Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779. Any and all are welcome to stop over to celebrate Stephen and tell us some stories and share any and all pictures. We are hopeful that all NYS COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted by then and it will be safe to travel around freely. If not, we will adjust accordingly.
Stephen’s wishes that if anyone wanted to honor his memory that they please donate to the New Beginnings Community Center for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Rehabilitation. This organization was founded and operated by our cousin Allyson . She recalls her first experience of a TBI tragedy when it struck Stephen’s younger brother, Scott, who suffered a TBI after being hit by a car while riding his bike in 1985 at the young age of 12. Years later, Allyson’s father and Stephen’s Uncle Al Barone suffered a TBI and Stephen spent a lot of hours talking with his Uncle during his recovery. In true Stephen Lantz fashion, helping out a cousin’s great facility that helps other families who have had similar experiences to ours and his younger brother is the epitome of what Stephen Lantz was all about.