Steven J. Crank

April 10, 1971 - May 28, 2008

04/10/1971 - 05/28/2008

Past Services

Saturday June 07, 2008
3:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions

Steven J. Crank

Virginia Beach – Steve Crank, age 37, was welcomed into the arms of his Lord May 28, 2008. He is survived by his daughters Cheyenne Helgren and Hunter Nappi, mother and step-dad, Sharon and George Hart, sister, Debbie Crank Sajovitz, step sisters Richelle Trivetti and Cris Hellerstein and many aunts and nieces. He was predeceased by father, Walton Crank. He was a gifted carpenter, outdoorsman and artist. He will be greatly missed by those who loved and knew him.

A life celebration service will be held June 7 at 3 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd., Va. Beach. Friends are invited to share a fond memory. The family will receive friends after the service.
In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to the Memorial Fund Children/Steve Crank.

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Donna & Todd Corbet
8 years ago

Dear Friends,

We love you and hold you in our hearts. Like a gentle misty spring rain, feel the tenderness of the moment and celebrate each step along the way knowing that you have a peace that surpasses the understanding of the human mind. Let the truth of who you are light your way and brighten each day. You are blessed and appreciated with the sweetness of each breath.

Jeff and Rufina
8 years ago

Dear Ones,

We are holding you in our prayers. We know that this beautiful young man is in God’s presence. We also know that God is holding you, taking care of your needs. That many earth Angels are here to help. Holding you in Love and Light.

Jeff and Rufina

Catriona Goldberg
8 years ago

Dear Sharon and George,

Steve was a very special person in our lives for over 17 years. As one of Marks friends, he was one I liked the most. Always respectful, funny and had a very BIG heart. I am thankful to know him and share some great moments in our lives. My heart goes out to you and your family. I hope he has found peace.

We love you “Big Daddy”……

Allen Page
8 years ago

Dear Sharon and George, It is always hard to lose one that you love. To lose a child has to be the most difficult. I wish I had gotten to know Steven as I have you two. Know that Gary and I send our love and blessings and support at this difficult time. Stay strong in the Spirit. Always, Allen

Leann Higgins
8 years ago

Dear Sharon and George, I send my deepest condolences. I am so devastated to hear of loss of Steve. He made such an impression that helped me better my life. I thank him for that. He will always have a place in my heart. My prays are with you and him forever. I know that he is looking down and looking out for all of those who he cared and loved for.

Lisa and John Mason
8 years ago

Dear Sharon, John and I send our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your son. Please let us know if we can help you in the coming days.


Lisa and John Mason

Laura and Scott Sickles
8 years ago

Dear Sharon, George, and Family,

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your son Steve. We are praying that God comforts and sustains you.


The Sickles Family

Brooke & Michael
8 years ago

Dearest Sharon-

We are so sorry for you loss and are holding you in our loving thoughts and prayers. We know how much you loved Steve and how much he loved you back.

cheyenne helgren
8 years ago

It seems like only yesterday we were fishing, laughing and bonding. I miss you SOOOOO much daddy!!! No mater how long it’s been since your passing, it always feels like just yesterday that I lost you. And no matter how long you very been gone for!, the wound of your loss just never seems to heal. I love you SOOOOO much daddy and wish everyday that you’ll come back. Sometimes I pray that everyone screwed up and made a mistake ad your not really dead. Wishful thinking! But I love and miss u and your always in my heart and on my mind.

Penny Van Dyke
8 years ago

My warmest and most heart-felt sympathy goes out to you. I cannot even imagine the pain of losing a child, but I can imagine the love that you have for him. If there were words I could say that would take away your pain, I would say them immediately. Just know that you are loved, and I am with you in my thoughts and prayers.

Ami Cannon Hill
8 years ago


Steve was truly a great person and though it was many moons ago he was a big part of my life and will remain forever in my heart. My sympathies to you and the rest of the family.


Jay Golden
8 years ago

Sharon & Debbie,

So sorry to hear the sad news. Tried to connect with Steve last time I saw him, to let him know as best I could that he had an extended family who shared some common experiences and to let him know I cared.Time and distance seems to great an obstacle to overcome.My first impression of seeing Steve as a man were what a handsome and charming person.Polite,cordial and full of life. His stories of hunting,surfing struck a cord with my own adventurous spirit of my younger years.I have always regretted that of all my many cousins Steven was the one I saw the least and hoped for the most.

Sharon and Deb, I am so sorry that this sadness has come to you.I will always remember Steves’ quick smile, charm and handsome good looks.If there is anything I can do call me.Time and distance apart does not lessen my love for family.

With Much Love

Jay Golden

Cordy Mack
8 years ago

Sharon & George,

“I’m so sorry” doesn’t begin to touch your grief, but please know it is heart felt. I pray he has found his peace and you will find yours. God’s love is vast and knows no bounds; may you feel encompassed in it as Steven is now. Be gentle with yourselves.

In sorrow with you is your Unity family and I wish you comfort and blessings and peace.



Lynn LaCount
8 years ago

Sharon & George;

I am devestated to hear about Steven. There is nothing I can say that will ease your pain, but I do want to let you know that I care deeply and will pray for all of you. The only thing any of us can do is to love, and that is enough. I am certain that Steven feels and reciprocates the love of family and friends as he joins with the eternal spirit of God. “Wherever we are, God is, and all is well.”

Today is my Jonathan’s 22nd birthday. In the spirit of one artist to another, I would like to ask Jonathan if he would draw Steven’s portrait for you. Let me know if you have a recent picture and I’ll send it to him.

With love, Lynn

Marie Foreman
8 years ago

Sharon and family, my prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Walt worked with Bernie at Norshipco many years ago. I remember Steve when he was a little boy, when he came running into your living room. I lost a grandson 3 yrs ago last month at 3 months old. I know what you are going through. God and time will help heal your worst pain but it will never go away. Steve’s memories and love will always be with you.

God Bless you


Patricia Esch
8 years ago

Sharon and George,

The service for Stephen was very thoughtful and moving, and it was wonderful to see what a talented artist he was! You and he are in my prayers. May God grant you peace and the solace of loving, happy memories of Stephen.

Love & Light,


Freda Routt & Terry Hayes
8 years ago

Sharon and George,

You are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Although we never had the opportunity to meet your son, we know that with parents as sweet and loving as you both are, he must have been a wonderful man. We are so sorry for your loss.

Love and healing hugs,

Freda & Terry

Richard and Dorothy McKinney
8 years ago

Sharon and George, you and Steve and all your family are in our hearts and our prayers. We pray that all of you will experience God’s peace. We send you our love. Richard and Dot

Christopher & Valerie Naughton
8 years ago

Sharon and George:

Life through life. The physical passes, the Spirit lives. Our prayers, thoughts and love are with you in this time of Steven’s transition. Bless you.

Liz Wood
8 years ago

Sharon I am so sorry. Steve was very much a part of my life for 2.5 years when he lived with me. He WAS a wonderful person. He is in a better place now…with his Dad and in heaven with Jesus. I am glad to have had the opportunity to have met you also. God Bless.

Love, Liz Wood

Elizabeth Partin
8 years ago


You and your family are in my heart and in my prayers. I see Steve at peace and joyful to be home with God.

With love,


Randy Rutledge , Angie Woodard
8 years ago

Sharon;we are holding you and all of the rest of your family in the Loving Light of healing. Our condolences and apologies for not being there in person.

Lisa McCarthy
8 years ago

Steve became a huge part of my life in such a short time. I will NEVER be able to forget him. I hopw I can accept the loss of him one day. I met Steve at a low in my life. He brought back life to me. Steve and I spent every day & night together, from the first time we met. We spent hours talking. I learned so much about him & him me. Steve made me feel so pretty inside. He made ne feel like a person again. He gave me reason to want to wake up and live. I was the happiest I’d ever been. I fell in love with Steve and I know he fell in love with me. I will never stop loving him.

Lisa McCarthy

Marilyn Mattingly
8 years ago

Steven was a wonderful young man. Wayne and I got to know him within the last few months as he came to Ashland, Virginia to help us in our home and visit us on the weekends. We became very fond of him, and enjoyed his gentle, unassuming ways with us and his great creative talent. He was a talented woodcraftsman and good at everything he did with his hands. We so enjoyed getting to know him and to having him with us. We will miss him and wish his family well. Marilyn

Mark Goldberg
8 years ago

sure hope steve is on the wave of his life.