August 2, 1948 ~ October 15, 2022

Born in: Queens, NY
Resided in: Smithtown, NY

Stephen passed away peacefully on October 15, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. He leaves behind his loving wife
Maureen, their beautiful children Brian (Jaime), Stephen and Christine. Stephen so loved his brother and sisters who will
miss him terribly, Cathy, Christine (Ed), Thomas (Teresa), Barbara (Ron), Patty (Terry), Eileen, his stepbrother Johnny
(Mary), his stepsister MaryPat (Bobby). Pop Pop will be especially missed by grandchildren Cassidy and Owen. Stephen
was predeceased by his father and mother, Paul & Eileen and by his stepfather Jake Schof. He will be dearly missed by
his many nieces, nephews and great nieces & nephews.
Steve was the eldest child of Paul and Eileen growing up in a loving family with 6 other siblings in Queens, New York. He
spent his formative years in Elmhurst attending St. Bartholomew Grammar School, Monsignor McClancy High School and
was a proud alumnus of Manhattan College as was his father before him. When he and Maureen married in March of
1980 it was the beginning of a long and beautiful adventure. They lived in their house in Smithtown almost their entire
married life with Stephen building on to the house as he and Maureen built their family together.
Growing up an athlete and excelling in all sports, Steve was happiest playing baseball and running track. He was part of
the McClancy 880 yard relay team that set the school record in 1965. When his own children participated in soccer and
lacrosse from a young age he admittedly knew nothing about those sports and immediately took courses in both,
including how to referee so that he could be actively involved as a coach, mentor and parent. Steve was a diehard Mets
fan and got to games every chance he could, he was our own Mr. Met. He loved the beach with family, spending
summers at Robert Moses and Block Island. Also an avid traveler, he and Maureen loved spending time in Italy, Mexico
and Florida with family and friends.
Stephen will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, a wonderful father, and the most fun loving, faithful,
reliable … uncle, friend, travel buddy, work colleague, coach, mustache wearing man ever to inspire the planet.
Thanks to everyone for your love and support. Seeing Stephen in your eyes and hearts makes this difficult time less so.
We are grateful to have such caring family and friends.

The Pober Family has asked that in lieu of flowers a gift be made using the link for The Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund in
Stephen’s name that is listed below. You may also send your gift to: Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund 510 Grumman Road West Bethpage, NY

Services

Visitation: October 24, 2022 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.
SMITHTOWN, NY 11787


Second Visitation: October 25, 2022 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.
SMITHTOWN, NY 11787


Third Visitation: October 25, 2022 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.
SMITHTOWN, NY 11787


Mass: October 26, 2022 9:45 am

St. Patrick's R C Church Smithtown
280 E Main St
SMITHTOWN, NY 11787


Interment:

St. Patrick's Cemetery Smithtown
Mount Pleasant Road
SMITHTOWN, NY 11787


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Charities

The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Stephen Pober 's name.

Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund

510 Grumman Road
West Bethpage, NY

https://www.terryfund.org/

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  1. candleSteve will be greatly missed, especially considering our 37 year friendship. We will miss his laughter, his kindness and his lasting friendship. It is with true sadness that we offer our sincere condolences to Maureen and their entire family. May he rest in everlasting peace with our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

  2. candleOur sincere condolences to Maureen and the entire family. Steve will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sorrow. God speed.

  3. Rest in peace Steve…how we loved spending time with you. So many laughs, such fond memories.
    We love you Maureen. Our prayers go out to you and Brian, Stephen, and Christine. May God bless you all.
    xx Mary and Michael Canders

  4. My deepest condolences to the Pober and extended families. May Stephen rest peacefully. I know he will watch over his loved ones with joy and pride.

  5. Our sincere condolences to Maureen, Brian, Stephen, and Christine. We have nothing but fond memories of Steve. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With love, the Van Slyck Family.

  6. So sorry to hear about Steve! He was always such a great co-worker and friend. Can always go to count on. My condolences to his entire family. May he rest in peace! 🙏🏻

  7. On behalf of the Smithtown Security Guard Association, a $100.00 donation will be made to the Terry Farrell Foundation in Steve’s name.

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