Stephen Michael Trow, 59, of Vero Beach passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022.
He was born March 31, 1962 in Providence, Rhode Island to William and Gail (nee’ Laforge) Trow.
Stephen followed in his father and grandfather’s footsteps by serving his country. He served in the United States Army at the rank of Sergeant. He served two tours of active duty. It has been said that “All veterans pay with their lives. Some pay all at once, while others pay over a life time.” How often as a country we forget that our freedoms come at a cost. Soldiers fight in physical battles on foreign soil and come home to fight unseen enemies on hidden battlefields.
Though he was still weighted by his time in the service, upon his discharge from the Army, Stephen set out to create a life that was still in service to others. He went on to study law at Roger Williams College in Rhode Island. He would go on to work as a legal assistant for some the most prominent attorneys in Providence. He relocated two years ago to beautiful Vero Beach to find peace in a tropical location that moves at a leisurely pace.
His passions in life were many but his top five could be ranked as 1. His four sons 2. Serving his country 3. Reading 4. Playing the guitar 5. Johnny Cash. Stephen was incredibly intelligent and spent his free time reading. It served as not only as way to broaden his mind, but to escape the pressures of every day life.
He is survived by his four handsome sons, Lucas Trow, Andrew Trow, William Trow and his “little guy” Matthew Trow; his favorite cousin, Liz Ryan; sister, Jennifer Trow Ricci and a host of friends, family and brothers & sisters in arms. Those that he leaves to cherish his memory will remember him for his kindness, wonderful personality and never having a hair out of place.
A military funeral for Stephen is being planned for a later date in Rhode Island. An honor in which he earned and fought for.
Those that would like to share fond memories of Stephen or leave condolences for his family are encouraged to do so at www.millenniumcremationservice.com. Arrangements are under the care of Millennium Cremation Service in Vero Beach.
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