Steven Gary Bergman
February 24, 1964-June 25, 2020
Steven Gary Bergman, born to Eileen and Martin Bergman in Rosyln, New York on February 24, 1964 died on June 25, 2020 in Richmond, VA. He is predeceased by his mother, Eileen and his maternal and paternal grandparents. He is survived by his wife, Dawn and their three children, Alexandra (Justin) Dao, Samantha (Zak) Mizelle, and Zachary Bergman; his father, Martin Bergman, his brother, Ronald (Linda) Bergman, his sister, Jodi Wray, and numerous nieces and nephews; his devoted friend, Lynne Tighe and his lifelong best friend, Ira Goldman.
Steven had a love for the Beatles and classic rock music, traveling, and New York sports (Go Yankees!). He especially loved spending quality time with his kids – singing in the car, watching lightning storms, and just being his goofy self.
A memorial open house will be held on Monday, June 29, 2020 at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy., from 5-8 p.m.
Honoring Steven’s generous wish, the gift of sight was shared with people in need; Steven’s eye tissue and corneas were donated to Old Dominion Eye Foundation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) or the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) Foundation. Steven’s family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the doctors and staff of Virginia Cancer Institute and Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, who provided exceptional care throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
Steven, I am so sorry you have left us so soon. And I will forever owe you the Chesapeake Bay fishing trip here on earth. But I am sure where you are heading up there in Heaven the fishing probably would be much better than down here anyway. You have left us with a wonderful daughter in-law and we are very grateful. Have a great journey on your way to see God. In the mean time we will always miss you.
Tony, Thank you for your kind words. Steven always enjoyed time spent with you. So wonderful our kids found each other and brought your family into our lives. Thank you for the beautiful flowers and for coming to the memorial. It was great seeing you and Christine, despite the circumstances.
KIRKO! , Spades, Golden Eagle, Don’t pay the Ferryman. Steven you will be missed, but never forgotten
Thank you for the trip down memory lane. Wang would be smiling.
Thinking of the Bergman family during their time of sorrow.
Thank you for your thoughts during this time. Sammy has spoken highly of you.
Sammy’s Aunt Linda
Steven was not only excellent at his work, he was a respected and well-liked coworker. He was truly genuine. He will be missed every day, but his many contributions will live on. My deepest sympathy to Steven’s family and friends.
Thank you for your kind words and sympathy. Steven enjoyed his time and colleagues at The Fed.
Blessings and condolences to the Bergman family. Steven and I were professional teammates and friends. We endured and enjoyed interesting days, filled with assessing various situations and lamenting about the Yankees and Giants seasons. Our conversations were always interesting and thought provoking. We challenged each other and shared humorous stories about a myriad of subjects. I will miss my friend and will honor his legacy. I pray the Bergman family has peace and patience in the coming days.
Kevin, Thank you for your kind words. Working with you was a highlight of Steven’s days (and sometimes the overnight shift). I know you will miss him as much as I will. Please keep his memory alive and have a cuppa coffee for him!
It was an honor and privilege to have known Steven at work. Steven was an amazing person. Please accept my heartfelt condolences
Thank you for your sympathy. Steven was fortunate to have caring coworkers, as we are to have kind, thoughtful people care for for him.
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Steven. Steven was a tremendous coworker and even a better person. I enjoyed our conversations together on and off the job. It was a privilege to know him. My prayers and thoughts go out to the Bergman family.
Mike, thank you for your kind words and prayers.
There are so many great memories we have of Steven, it’s difficult to pick any one. But we do remember the great feeling he had visiting and working in our smoke shop in Huntington at the early age of 13. Also remember him snapping Aunt Joyce ‘s bra strap first time he met her in 1973…….always the lady’s man! Sorry about the broken glass in the chicken cutlets we served you during your college days, but the dish exploded and we thought you wouldn’t notice…..but you did and laughed about it. Gone in form but always in our hearts. Say hello to everyone waiting for you with open arms. Until we meet again……..all our love, Aunt Joyce & Uncle Rich
Aunt Joyce and Uncle Richie, thank you for sharing these stories. Steven is somewhere smiling at these memories. We are grateful for our family during this time.
Having played for the Jets and with Steven being a die hard Giants fan I thought it would be difficult to get along with my brother in law. However, I was wrong we shared many laughs, good times, and common ground in our love of the Yankees. RIP my friend & brother.
Scott – hugs to you and my family in Florida. Thank you for your kind words and memories of Steven. He loved and respected you. He also felt that the two of you were brothers and loved not only bonding over sports but crazy Jennings stuff.
My condolences to the Bergman family.
Thank you for your kind thoughts.
Very sorry to hear this! My condolences to Steve’s family.
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Steven. I had the honor of working with him at the Federal Reserve. We shared many enjoyable conversations over the years. He earned a tremendous amount of respect very quickly on the job. I am happy I got to know him and call him a friend. My deepest sympathy goes to the Bergman family.
Sherri, thank you for the kinds words. Steven always made friends and will be missed.
Thank you for your thoughts and sympathy.
Steven was a blessing to know and work with at the Federal Reserve. He made last contributions and impressions on me and others. His legacy at the Fed will live on and memories cherished.
Scott, Thank you for your kind words. Steven would be happy to know he’s touched so many lives and made a difference.
For Steven, Who I have known and loved for more than half of my life. When he entered my life some 33 years ago, it was a pivotal time for me, but he accepted, supported and loved me as a big brother should. Steven loved my sister Dawn and created a beautiful family – blessing me with my amazing nieces, Alex, Sammy and wonderful nephew Zach.
In our younger years life seemed to be less complicated and easier, we shared many happy times together. As we age it tends to get more complex and hectic having less time for those we love. But through it all Steven made sure to continue to support those he loved, especially family. I will remember all the good times and laughs, most recently celebrating Justin’s wedding with him in Florida. I am so happy that we had that time. Steven will be greatly missed, never forgotten and always loved. Till we meet again!
Wish I could be there with you all – Love always your sister – Heather
Heather, Thank you for your thoughtful post. Steven thought the world of you and it was always a highlight of his day to spend time with you all, go out on the boat, or just hang around talking. He loved being an uncle to your kids and even a great uncle. Showing him pics and videos of his great niece brightened his day. He so wanted to meet her. Love to you all.
I was saddened to hear of Steven’s passing. He was a great neighbor and friend. My condolences to Dawn and family.
Warren, Thank you for your kind words. Although he mentioned you two kept in touch occasionally, I know he valued your friendship and enjoyed catching up.
I want to express my sorrow and condolences to Dawn, the children and the rest of the extended Bergman family. Working with Steven for these past few years has been a wonderful experience. Please take solace that in his transition all those who knew him carry with them his stories, sense of humor and friendship.
We appreciate your kindness and sympathy. Steven so enjoyed working with all of you at The Fed. Please take care.
RIP Berg, you were and always will be a great friend and you have left a lasting legacy in your children. We’ll meet again…remember the Red Vette Ride. Scott
Sounds like you have some fun memories together. Thank you for sharing them with us.
RIP cousin. You will be missed. We love you!!
All our love,
Bryan and Maya
Bryan (and Maya), Thanks for the kind words. He loved you guys so much and will be missed by the entire family!
Steven, you will most certainly be missed but your memory will live on forever. Our thoughts and prayers go to Dawn, Ron, Jodi and all other family members.
Love, Karen, Mike and Sammy Gross
Thank you for the kinda words and for being with us at the service. It meant so much to all of us.