Obituary: John Stephen "Steve" Monday
February 2, 2012
Steve Monday, 69, of Gardnerville, Nevada, passed away quietly on January 30, 2012, at his home. He had been fighting various forms of cancer for the last two years.
Steve was born Sept. 16, 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio, to John W. and Agnes B. Olsen Monday. He is a graduate of Sullivan High School, Kingsport, Tennessee in 1960 and joined the United States Air Force and served on the island of Crete for 3 years and returned and was discharged at Travis AFB, Fairfield, California. He operated a shoe repair shop for many years in Palo Alto, California, before moving to Lake Tahoe, where he worked in the gaming industry and enjoyed boating on the lake and snow skiing. Later, he moved to Carson City where he worked at Michael Hohl RV Center. For the last ten years he has lived in Gardnerville, where many people knew him as the bartender at Sharkey’s, and then later Buckaroos.
His father and mother precede Steve in death; he is survived by his son, Shannon Lee Monday of Durango, Colorado; daughter Michelle Monday Guessetto (Matthew) of Chuluota, Florida; two grandsons Jacob and Daniel Guessetto of Chuluota; stepmother Gloria Monday of Casselberry, Florida; brothers Larry A. Monday of Burnside, Kentucky; John M. Monday (Vickie) of Casselberry; sister, Amy Monday McNabb (Steve) of Denton, Texas. Three special stepdaughters Rachael Orlando, of Berkeley, California; Robyn Orlando and Rebecca Rifenberg, Palo Alto. All three were with Steve this last weekend; Rachael has been his main support and health giver for the last two years.
Steve was loved and will be greatly missed by his family and his many friends in the Minden/Gardnerville area. Steve’s request has been for no services and cremation; Capital City Cremation is in charge of the arrangements. Michelle and family will bring his ashes to Neeley’s Creek Cemetery, Alpine, Kentucky at later date to bury them next to his father.