Stephen Patrick Pusateri

Stephen Patrick Pusateri, born August 5, 1987, passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 3, 2014 at the age of 26. Stephen was born and raised in Gretna, Louisiana. He was a 2005 graduate of Archbishop Shaw High School and graduated from the University of New Orleans with a B.A. in History in 2012. Stephen aspired to teach the next generation his love of history. To anyone fortunate enough to know him, he was a gentle giant with a generous heart and to his family he was the go-to guy, the rock. Stephen had a way of listening to others with little to say. But what he did contribute, his words were always heartfelt and sincere. Stephen’s family and friends always came first. Even when he worked 14-16 hour days, he still managed to find the time to help a friend in need. Stephen is the third son of this family who has left the earth and gone home. He leaves behind his grieving parents; Father, Mark Stephen Pusateri; Mother, Leslie Johnson Dubroc and Stepfather, Edward Kirby Dubroc. He was a step-son to Porter Allen Strain and Stephanie Ruiz. Grandparents: Shirley Howard Pusateri, Robert Wesley Johnson Sr. and Mickey Johnson. He was an inspiration, role model and beloved big brother to Joseph Guy Pusateri, Wesley Timothy Strain, Raquel Allison Dubroc and Kourtnie Brown. He will forever be remembered by his Aunts Cindy Johnson Gwin, Donna Johnson Carnes, Robin Johnson, Lauren Johnson Curtis, Pam Pusateri Massey, Cindy Pusateri Ally, Jerri Lynn Pusateri McGehee, Donna Pusateri and Uncles David Anthony Pusateri and Robert Wesley Johnson Jr. He was an amazing mentor to a large host of cousins who will miss him dearly. He was a treasured friend to many. Stephen was preceded in death by his brothers, Mark Stephen Pusateri Jr. and Anthony Gerard Pusateri; Grandfather, John Gerard Pusateri; Grandmother, Carol Wilkinson Evans; and Uncles, Terrell Guy Pusateri and John Patrick Pusateri. Family and friends
attended the visitation at Crossroads Church in Belle Chasse, LA (Lions Club Building), on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Services followed. Interment also followed in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery, Belle Chasse, LA. Family and friends may view and sign the online guestbook at

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