In lieu of flowers
Who else knew Steffano?
In lieu of flowers
Personal note from Steffano's wife, Christina
We invite you to use this site to share your memories of Steff. Your pictures, stories, and videos bring great consolation and joy. We love seeing his smile or hearing his voice. We especially love to hear how Steff touched you or impacted you in any way, however small. All of this will be especially be a precious gift to his daughter Malaya (8).
Many of you have asked how you can help. The greatest consolation is what we know would have brought Steff joy: knowing that his passing was cause for friends and family reconnecting, for memories and laughs to be shared, and for a deepened commitment to justice and anti-racism.
Update from Jan. 9, 2022
Here is a recording of the online celebration and tribute we had for Steff last October. Many thanks to those who were present and helped organize this beautiful event. https://youtu.be/UOSi5WjSFhU
Update from Oct. 12, 2021
The online tribute for Steffano will be this Sunday, October 17 at 7:00 pm.
This will be an opportunity for friends and family to share stories, pictures, and memories of our beloved Steff. It will be a time of celebration and community.
To join, click on bit.ly/caleano
Update from Oct. 7, 2021
Dear friends and family, texts from Steff's funeral and burial can be found here: https://www.christinaleano.ne…
These include the beautiful homily of Steff's dean and friend Fr. Tito Cruz, my reflection, and the Rite of Committal. Thanks for your continued prayers.
Steffano Montano passed away on September 24, 2021 in Valhalla, New York.
After the miracle of his lung transplant on August 2020, Steff continued to face a number of health challenges including lymphoma, the rigor of chemotherapy, and then a virus which his weakened immune system and body eventually succumbed to.
Steff was a beloved father, spouse, son, brother, professor, and friend. He touched so many of us with his kindness, wisdom, humor, and faith. …