Steve's family and friends are uniting to raise money to help pay for his medical expenses. Please show your support!!
Sadly Steve passed away on August 22, 2013. We miss him already but would like to continue this fund to help with the medical expenses. The following is his obituary:
Stephen Michael Laverty Sr. passed away on Thursday, August 22 peacefully and in the company of loved ones at his home in Provo, UT. He was 56 years old. Steve was born in Boston, MA on September 19, 1956 to Kathryn E. McCarthy and Frank D. Laverty. As the son of a carpenter, Steve learned the trade at an early age and made home building his life-long profession. He also worked as a firefighter and paramedic in his home town of Hyannis, MA until moving to Martha’s Vineyard in 1980, where he worked as a General Contractor and as a lumber salesman at H.N. Hinckley & Sons Inc. His expert craftsmanship can be seen all over Martha’s Vineyard, a place he always loved. Steve moved to Utah in 2002 where he resided until his passing. Steve was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and he will be forever remembered for his years of faithful service. He will be deeply missed by many, including his wife, Mary Jane, and his children, Stephen (Tracy), Michael (Lia), Randy, Janette (Dave), and Ronda (BJ), as well as his 10 grandchildren. A service will be held on August 31 at 6:00pm at 1260 West 1150 North, Provo, UT 84604. A separate memorial service is planned for a later date on Martha’s Vineyard. Memorial contributions may be made at http://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/vmv2/steve-laverty-cancer-fund.
Thank you for being such loving friends during this difficult time.
Steve was diagnosed with terminal cancer about a month ago. It was a surprise to his family and friends. He did everything right to find out if he had cancer, he got MRI's CAT scans and even a colonoscopy but they all came up with the same result.... CANCER FREE. He ended up having to have surgery, where the doctor found that he was riddled with cancer. They have given him six months, but he has no way to pay for any of the expenses that he is accruing. And he can't get qualified for any financial assistance. So we are now asking for help. There is no "little" amount, we appreciate anything that can be used to help him out. Thank you