R.I.P: Steve from Adams Laundry

12/10/2008:

For those wishing to pay final respect to the great community friend Steve Aucock, you can head down to the Bosworth Funeral Home at 311 Willow Ave (Across from the hospital) tonight from 6pm to 9pm.

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9/23/2008:

Hoboken411 reader Vinnie heard that a well-liked community resident, and attendant at the Adams Laundry had passed this weekend:

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Steve

“Over the weekend , I was told that “Steve” from Adams Laundry had passed away.(don’t know his last name) about a month ago, he was “let go” from Adams Laundry, in which he worked for about 10 years or so, due to a change in ownership of the building. He was a really friendly guy who had made lots of friends there and I’m sure most people will be shocked to find out about his passing (if it can even be verified, I couldn’t find anything anywhere). anyway, here is a photo I took only 3 months ago.

later vinnie”

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34 Comments on "R.I.P: Steve from Adams Laundry"

domhardy
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domhardy

So sad.

Don’t know if anyone still reads this but I used to live in Hoboken years ago across the road from Adams Lauderette and was in there regularly. Steve was a great guy. Very friendly and had time for everyone. Am actually planning my first trip back to Hoboken this November since I left and was hoping to pop in and say hello. 3 years too late – I wish I had’ve known sooner.

RIP Steve.

mooshu
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mooshu

[quote comment=”107542″]I didn’t really know this guy, but one day some stupid bitch stole my quarters out of the laudry room in my building (I forgot to take them with me – dummy!!) It’s impossible in this town to get quarters unless you go to the bank, and there’s no bank back on our end of town and people HOARD their quarters. I walked a couple of blocks to this place and asked him if I could use the quarter machine even though I wasn’t doing my laundry there. He could have been a real dick about it like other establishments I tried before I went there, but he wasn’t, he said “of course you can!”

I guess being a nice person does count for something, he wasn’t rich, didn’t have a fancy bank job, but he was clearly someone who touched an entire neighborhood. I think I would rather have that on my resume when I pass away. I hope he found some happiness in his last days.[/quote]

I never knew him. But I absolutely agree with the second-half of your comment. Being nice and genuine and caring is the way to go.

So sad to hear of Steve’s passing, especially as I read through everyone else’s comments about him…

johnm
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johnm

My wife Sally was Steve’s sister and we just learned the news tonight Dec. 6 ‘th. Unfortunately Steve had decided years ago to seperate himself from the family although we all loved him dearly. Sally has written him regularly, we live out of state, and she has sent family news and pictures. He received all the mail and none was returned. A friend in Hoboken has seen him occasionaly near the Elesian Park and let us know about him.
His older brother John passed away at 61 from diabetic related illness in 1996, John’s wife Ethyl died in November ’08. His sister Elizabeth Jane passed away in January ’08 and his sister Susan Joan Aucock McGovern passed away Dec. 07. All are missed. – Johnm

domhardy
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domhardy

Johnm – I don’t know if you’ll read this but I hope it provides some small comfort to know that even years after I last spoke with Steve and (unfortunately) a few years after his passing, people are still looking Steve up in order to rekindle an old friendship with a great guy and member of the community. I am truly saddened to hear this news. Please pass my regards on to your wife and family.[quote comment=”122053″]My wife Sally was Steve’s sister and we just learned the news tonight Dec. 6 ‘th. Unfortunately Steve had decided years ago to seperate himself from the family although we all loved him dearly. Sally has written him regularly, we live out of state, and she has sent family news and pictures. He received all the mail and none was returned. A friend in Hoboken has seen him occasionaly near the Elesian Park and let us know about him.His older brother John passed away at 61 from diabetic related illness in 1996, John’s wife Ethyl died in November ’08. His sister Elizabeth Jane passed away in January ’08 and his sister Susan Joan Aucock McGovern passed away Dec. 07. All are missed. – Johnm[/quote]

brendanwp
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brendanwp

anyone have an update on any services for him?

brendanwp
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brendanwp

count me in

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