Diva - Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear this horrible news, but extremely glad that you shared it with us. As most of us already know, Monclova Steve had been on this thread from the time it was on JJ Huddle. Monclova Steve always seemed positive and classy. He was one of the first AARPsters to compliment others and/or wish them luck. Although most of us have never met face-to-face, it was apparent that Monclova Steve was a really good guy. I know that he had great pride in the Western Hills section of Cincinnati where he was raised and that he still followed the Reds. On some of the music trivia tests, we could always count on Monclose Steve and his wife to participate.Hello, Gentlemen,
Look back on February 18, 2020, at post #7972. Monclova Steve said he has some important medical issues he's trying to take care of. I messaged him to find out if he's okay a few days later.
On April 12, I asked him how he's doing. He wrote in his reply that he had an inoperable form of leukemia and didn't know how long he had to live. He asked me not to tell anyone yet, and I told him I would keep his secret.
I wrote again on May 5 to see how he was. Mrs. Monclova wrote back on May 12 that she lost her husband on April 22 at home, surrounded by his family. She said that because of his health issues, he was limited in his physical activities. This site was an important way for him to stay connected to the outside world. She says, "Thanks to all for providing a pleasant diversion for both of us."
Monclova Steve was always so kind, always respectful, always aware that "there is a lady in the room", which I have always appreciated. He will be so greatly missed.
I hope he and Bevo are meeting and having a good talk, and listening to that rock and roll band in heaven.
Monclova Steve also received my basketball newsletter for years, so I hope his family doesn't mind that I publicize his obituary:
Hopefully, Monclova Steve and Bevo are organizing a chapter of the AARP Thread in the hereafter.
Rest in Peace, Monclova Steve!