Stephen Sackett Kingsley

December 8, 1932 - January 24, 2003

12/08/1932 - 01/24/2003

Past Services

Monday January 27, 2003
2:00 pm
King's Grant Presbyterian Church

Virginia Beach – Stephen S. Kingsley, 70, died January 24, 2003 in a local hospital. Son of a Naval officer, Steve spent his early years in Norfolk, Annapolis, Charleston, Brooklyn and Philadelphia. On graduation from Upper Darby High School in Pennsylvania, he went to Tufts University in Boston on a NROTC scholarship. He graduated in 1954 with a BS in mechanical engineering and was commissioned an ensign in the US Navy.
Early assignments included a destroyer and a cruiser, after which he spent several years in the Navy

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Cynthia Wickwire Lundquist
8 years ago

Bev, I was so sorry to hear about Steve, what a difficult time this has been. I so enjoyed knowing him and will miss his humor and his smile. He seemed to me a very generous and caring person. I am very sorry that things were so hard at the end, you have been through so much in the last few years. If there is anything that I can do here in Fredonia for you, do not hesitate to ask.

Cynthia Wickwire Lundquist

Barbara Pryor
8 years ago

Dear Bev,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You and Steve have been down a very difficult path and now Steve’s path has ended. There is much for you to do as you continue your journey.In PEO love.

Bob Diehl
8 years ago

Dear Beverly and family,

Deepest heartfelt condolences to all the family.

I loved knowing Steve. His strength of character was so upfront and obvious. A few years ago I was speaking with someone else about possibly asking Steve to serve on the Session. I believe this was when I was Chairman of the Elder Nominating Committee. The phrase “Tall Timber” was used to describe Steve; and that sure does fit. Often when I have thought about Steve, I think “There’s a man who God sculped into “Tall Timber”.

Steve singing in the choir was a blessing for us all. His voice was like his character, deep and strong.

I used to love to listen to his Navy stories. Mostly, I loved to listen to his stories about his family.

May God grant His peace to you all.

Bob Diehl

Bob Tucker
8 years ago

I was saddened by the news about Steve, which was relayed to me via Libby and Shirley. I was not aware of Steve’s condition, so it was a shock to me. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Claude & Anita Leftwich
8 years ago

My dear Bev: You have been much in our hearts and prayers, and know that the Lord will continue to strengthen and comfort you and your family in the days ahead. The Bible tells us that “to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord,” and this we strongly believe.

The Scripture today at Baylake was especially meaningful and hope it will be to you also:

II Timothy 4:6-8 – “For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith. In the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.”

With our love and deepest sympathy,

Anita and Claude Leftwich

Capt and Mrs. Peter Labyak
8 years ago

Our hearts are heavy, but only good thoughts flood our minds. We will be eternally grateful for the mentorship received on Koelsch, from both of you….which guided us on the rest of our Navy journey. We are so thankful that we were included in the last family event. May the Lord look after you Bev and your family, as he is doing with Steve now. Pete and Gail.