Guest Book for Stephen C. Mahan III

Provided by Gang Memorial Chapel

Posted by: Melody Mariani
Sun August 05, 2018
MaryLynn, my thoughts, prayers, and love are with you and your girls at this difficult time. I am so happy to have briefly known Stephen when he worked his magic with our kids at Ed Smith. He was truly a remarkable man! Please know I'm here for you if you need to talk or anything!!

Posted by: Cindy Steele
Sun August 05, 2018
MaryLynn, Riley and Sadie,
So very sorry for your loss. Please let us know if you need anything at all. You are such wonderful, special people and we hold you close in our thoughts.
Love Gary, Cindy , Michael, Katie and Sarah Steele

Posted by: Anthony Tolbert
Sun August 05, 2018
My deepest sympathies to MaryLynn, Riley, Sadie and the entire Mahan family on your loss! I am praying for strength for you all during this time and hope that your very fond memories of Stephen's wonderful earthly life with you provide comfort for you.

Posted by: Lateashea Mcnair
Sun August 05, 2018
Our Deepest and Sincere Condolences  go out for you and your beautiful daughters.We are praying for you and your family.

Posted by: Toni Orlando
Sun August 05, 2018
Mary Lynn,

My deepest condolences! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Posted by: Gwen Riley
Sun August 05, 2018
MaryLynn, Riley, and Sadie,
Our whole family is here for you if you ever need anything. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: Adam Lutwin
Sun August 05, 2018
Your family is in all of our thoughts and prayers. Steve made everyone's day better. He is a true inspiration and had an incredible talent for working with young people. Everyone gravitated to him, but he was always so humble and quiet about his role in the projects; it was more about witnessing instead of recognition for him. I will miss him dearly and will always honor the time. He was a friend of mine.

Posted by: R thomas
Mon August 06, 2018
Very sorry for your loss. Cecily & Roberta Thomas

Posted by: Nina Vergara
Mon August 06, 2018
Our deepest sympathies to all of you on your loss. We pray for strength during this very difficult time. We hope that your loving memories created alongside Stephen provides comfort to you all.
Nina & Breana Nieves Vergara

Posted by: Mary and Steve Dougherty
Mon August 06, 2018
Mary Lynn,
Sending much love to you from the Dougherty Family. So very sorry to hear about your husband, he sounded like an amazing man who embraced learning and life to the fullest. Our deepest condolences to you and your children...

Posted by: Connie Blair
Tue August 07, 2018
Riley and Sadie, I am so sorry or your loss. I will always remember the 13 days on the Colorado River with the 3 of you.  Your dad always made sure you girls were having a great time and trying new things.  your and you Mother will be in my prayers.

Posted by: Maria Cargian
Tue August 07, 2018
I've just found out about your loss.  I am so very sorry for you and your family.

Posted by: Cindy Stultz (Pourpezeshk)
Tue August 07, 2018
Mary Lynn, Riley, and Sadie,  
There are simply no words . . . I am holding you all in my heart and sending lots of love to you all. ❤❤❤

Posted by: Petey Hildenbrand of Hendricks Photo
Wed August 08, 2018
My condolences to Steve's family and the entire photography community he loved. He was a fascinating artist who was able to share his passion far and wide.

Posted by: Marlene Madia
Sat August 11, 2018
I am deeply sorry about the tragic death of Steve.
Such a loss to his beautiful family and his dad and siblings as well as the community he enriched with his incredible gifts.
Marlene Madia

Posted by: Steve and Dawn Sciarabba
Sun August 12, 2018
Dawn and I send our deepest condolences to whole Mann family.  I have some fond memories of Steve growing up in Geneva and from high school.  I always admired his sense of adventure.  He did things his way, a true independent thinker.  
Godspeed to you my friend.................

Posted by: Charlie Rouse
Mon August 13, 2018
To the entire Mahan family.
My heart is completely broken over the loss of Stevie. I have had a warm relationship with the Mahan family for decades. May God bless you all.

Posted by: Randall Michaels
Tue August 14, 2018

MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Randy Michaels.

My deepest condolences to you Mary Lynn, Riley and Sadie for this tremendous loss. Steve was one in a million, and we all feel the world lost a very bright light. Please let me know however I can help you.


Posted by: Donald Harvey
Wed August 15, 2018
To Steve Mahan Sr. Dear friend, my heart breaks with sorrow for your loss. He was a great human being and no small amount of the credit goes to you as a caring, wonderful father image to your children. I was lucky enough to know Steve as a young man and will remember him forever. You must be a very proud Papa. God bless you and fill your life with joy in remembering your precious son.

Posted by: Nick Pray
Wed August 15, 2018
Stephen C. Mahan III was my professor at Syracuse University in 2012-2013. I only took his Photography and Literacy Project course for a single semester, but it will always be one of my favorite classes I ever experienced. Every week I looked forward to venturing to the inner city school where my fellow students and I introduced photography to young kids who would probably never afford a camera, or think that photography was an art form, an escape or even a therapy in the lives they were living. Even with younger cousins, I was shy at first and the kids were even afraid of me. Stephen always encouraged me to speak with the children, to share with them my stories on how photography helped me, and to get to know them and allow them to find the camera and encourage their eye. Once I got comfortable and the kids got comfortable with me, we made art, had laughs, shared stores and made memories. I learned a lot about myself and used the skills i learned in the future.  He was the coolest guy, sporting that brimmed hat and scarf, talking about his travels around the world. Wish that I could have sipped one of his cocktails or listened to him play guitar, but I know that if it were not for his class, his words of encouragement, kindness and just all around good guy vibes, I would have missed out on a little something in this crazy world. My most sincere condolences to the Mahan Family. Stephen was a great professor and person, and I will always remember him. Cheers.

Posted by: Jacquie Green
Thu August 16, 2018
To Steve’s Family,

So sorry for you loss. Sending my condolences to you all. I will miss Steve! No more talks about are favorite TV Shows! No more jokes or just being silly! I’ll miss his smile and his laugh! He was a beautiful person from the inside out and will truly be missed! R.I.H. Steve

Posted by: Jacquie Green
Thu August 16, 2018
To Mickey,

I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. Steve was one of the coolest people  that I’ve ever known! I will miss everything about him! The talks, especially about are singing tv shows, the laughs, his smile, his swag and the beautiful person that he was! My condolences to you and your family. Steve will truly be missed!

Posted by: Nehemiah Taylor, Jr. (Turk)
Sat August 18, 2018
Steve was wonderful with our Hillside Work Scholarship Connection Scholars.  He will be Greatly Missed!

Posted by: Carol Hall Williamson)
Sat August 18, 2018
On behalf of the Bill Williamson family in Penn Yan, NY, we send sincere condolences to the Mahan family.  Steve Mahan, Jr and Bill Williamson served in the Army in San Francisco in the '50s.  Prayers are sent toyou all.

Posted by: Leslie Noble
Tue August 21, 2018
Dear MaryLynn, Riley and Sadie,

I'm so very sorry for your loss. I hope you may be comforted by how loved and admired Stephen was by so many. Sending you love and consolation.


Posted by: Paul Nojaim
Mon September 03, 2018
My deepest condolences to Stephen's family & friends. Stephen's work and life inspired many of us - I remember how many young people from the Near Westside of Syracuse became equals through a camera lens!