Stephen Michael Trow

March 31, 1962 ~ January 10, 2022

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.

Condolence

Dean Harrington

January 14, 2022, 11:05 pm

Didn’t know Steve as well as so many of his family and friends but we shared a bond from way back, namely around books and faith. Sometimes social media brings you closer to the people you don’t get to see everyday and I will be forever grateful that Steve engaged with me in that platform over the years. I will miss his friendship, encouragement and heart. I pray God brings comfort and peace to Steve’s family and friends.

John Paquin

January 14, 2022, 11:22 pm

So Sorry for ur loss. I got to serve with Steve in the 119th. He was a get guy and will be sorely missed..

Roger Tiberio

January 15, 2022, 2:08 am

It’s sad to see another Brother go so soon. I’m going to miss your musical posts. We will catch up again one day RIP

Robert Engle

January 15, 2022, 2:22 am

Goodbye friend, Now it’s time to serve as one of God’s soldiers. RIP

William Gearon

January 15, 2022, 2:35 am

Steve Trow, where does one begin to say all the good things about Steve, starting with being a father of 4 sons, who will follow his life, and remember him as a dedicated dad. He served his country well and got it done. He was with all of us in the 119th Military Police Company in Desert Storm and he was a great soldier, a leader and got it. It is time to say good bye Steve, and RIP.
Thank you, SFC. Bill Gearon(ret.) 119th Military Police Company.

Todd Palmer

January 15, 2022, 11:34 am

Steve, you were a solid friend and someone who one could count on. I will always remember our conversations and times playing in our band together. Rest in Peace for now until I see you again in heaven.

Peter Curti

January 15, 2022, 11:39 am

We of course are shocked and saddened. Our deepest condolences to those who remain; children, family, and friends.

Patty Perry

January 15, 2022, 7:54 pm

Stephen was a wonderful person and will be missed by all of us at TA

Jeff Jencks

January 15, 2022, 8:44 pm

Prayers for his family. Chaplain LTC retired Jeffrey Jencks

John Aguiar

January 16, 2022, 2:00 pm

So sorry to hear of Steven’s passing. I’ll always have the memories of him while we were playing for Three Steps. I’m glad I got to catch up with Steve a few years ago when I digitized the some of band’s songs and we got to relive the moment. RIP Mr Trow!

John Major

January 16, 2022, 7:41 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. We played hockey together and were friends off the rink. My condolences to his family.

Peter Curti

January 17, 2022, 2:13 am

Stephen and I were best friends growing up, we actually lived together in the Red House in our younger days.

Of course as adults, we went in different directions as people often do.

I am deeply saddened by his passing and want his family and children to know that he was an honest and good friend . We had much fun growing up in Riverside, RI where we lived in the same neighborhood .

We loved street hockey and of course Bobby Orr and the Bruins of halcyon days. Then of course there was our love of music and the guitar . We actually saw our first concert together back in 76, it was KISS and the backup band was ZZ Top. Shocking but true.

One of my first real jobs was working for Stephen’s dad on the weekend doing Acoustical Ceilings. Stephen’s parents were also very good to me.

I will always think fondly of Stephen, the life he lived, and honor his service to this great country.

Peter Curti

Debbie Bellamy Goslin

January 17, 2022, 11:26 pm

My deepest sympathy to you Liz, Jennifer, and Stephen’s children. I knew Stephen so long ago at a time when we were just young and having fun and being completely irresponsible. He made me laugh everyday. The relationship ended but a part of Stephen will always be with me whether it’s a song or just a crazy memory we shared. We actually spoke recently and had some great talks about those days. I’ll never be able to hear “Springsteen” by Eric Church again without tears. He told me that song will always remind him of me. We said things to each other that put our relationship in perspective and found a new respect for each other. My heart is now broken that I can’t continue those talks. Stephen had such passion for the things he loved starting with his children, love of his country, music, books, friendships and knowledge. If anything Stephen’ s death has taught me that life is way too short sometimes but how lucky was I that we had the opportunity to become friends once again. I will truly miss him. He was a wonderful person.❤️

Keith LaMarre

January 18, 2022, 6:18 pm

So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. I knew him decades ago (DECADES!) as young men. Rest in Peace Friend.

Bill Warren

January 21, 2022, 2:35 am

My deepest sympathies to the entire family. Steve was one of the best soldiers I served with and a very good friend. Another brother gone to soon.

Elizabeth Ryan

January 21, 2022, 3:57 pm

I know Stephen is extremely happy having long, deep conversations with Bobby Orr, Johnny Cash, my Great Grandfather and all of his heroes.
I also know he is seated at the right hand of the Father, happy, healthy, and pain free with all of his beloved Dogs.
Stephen was extremely loved and will be deeply missed.
I love you Cousin and will definitely see you in Heaven.

Patricia Trow

January 21, 2022, 4:00 pm

Stephen was my Nephew and I loved him dearly. He fought for his County and was a hero.
Love
Auntie Pattie

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